Wyoming Walk-in Hunting Atlas Now Available

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CASPER– The 2008 walk-in hunting atlas is now available featuring hundreds of walk-in areas and thousands of acres where hunters can access private lands for a variety of species.   

Hunters can obtain a copy of the walk-in atlas at Game and Fish offices and license agents throughout the state.

Game and Fish public land access coordinator Matt Buehler said walk-in areas include nearly 700,000 acres of public access throughout much of Wyoming.  Walk-in areas are available in 21 of Wyoming’s 23 counties.  The walk-in areas differ from the hunter management areas, another Game and Fish public access program, in that no permit must be obtained to hunt.  To use one of the 40 hunter management areas, a physical permission slip can be obtained online or at Game and Fish offices.  Details on obtaining hunter management permits and accessing some of the 850,000 acres available through that program can be obtained online or by calling (307) 777-4600.  Maps and rules for each hunter management area can also be found on the Game and Fish Web site.

Walk-in areas are available for elk, deer and antelope as well as a variety of upland bird species, waterfowl, small game and predators.  The walk-in atlas lists the species that can be hunted within the area and the dates when the walk-in area can be accessed.

The walk-in program is funded to a large extent through the Game and Fish AccessYes program through contributions of anglers and hunters usually at the time of license purchase and application.