Application Period Underway For Fall Turkey, Early Sandhill Crane

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Sandhill CraneCHEYENNE – Beginning July 1, the Game and Fish is accepting applications for early season sandhill crane permits and limited quota fall turkey licenses.

Applications must be received at the Game and Fish Cheyenne office by July 31 for the sandhill crane permits and Aug. 15 for the fall turkey licenses. Applications can be made online or through conventional mail. Unlike other applications, residents and nonresidents can apply for sandhill crane permits together as a party. The maximum party size is two. Sandhill crane permits are free, but waterfowl and migratory bird licensing regulations apply.

Drawings for resident and nonresident licenses are separate for fall turkey. Limited quota fall turkey areas include area 4 (Goshen and a portion of Platte County) area 8 (portion of Laramie County) area 10 (license restricted to portion of area within Shell Creek drainage. ) All other open areas are general license and can be purchased over-the-counter through the end of the turkey season.

Applications and regulations for both species are available at Game and Fish offices, license agents, on the Game and Fish Web site or by calling (307) 777-4600. (Contact: Al Langston (307) 777-4540)