Wyoming Hunting Seasons, 2016-2017


Wyoming is sometimes overlooked as a destination hunting state. The Wyoming hunting season offers some fantastic big game hunts, like Bison, Elk, and Deer. In addition to some great hunting, Wyoming has absolutely fantastic landscapes. You’ll be hard pressed to find a more beautiful part of the country.

Wyoming is divided up into 130 different zones for hunting seasons. The tables below contain the average start and end dates for the state. This information is provided for the purpose of planning a trip. For detailed information, make sure to check with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

Antelope Seasons

General Season Oct. 1-Nov. 20*

*Season start and end dates vary by region. For more information, visit the Wyoming Game and Fish Department website.

Elk Seasons

General Season Oct. 15-Dec.31*

*Season start and end dates vary by region. For more information, visit the Wyoming Game and Fish Department website.

Deer Seasons

General Season Oct. 1-Dec. 15*
*Season start and end dates vary by region. For more information, visit the Wyoming Game and Fish Department website.

Moose Seasons

General Season Sept. 10-Nov. 20*
Special Archery Season Sept. 1-30*

*Season start and end dates vary by region. For more information, visit the Wyoming Game and Fish Department website.

Bison Seasons

General Season Aug. 11-Jan. 10
Jan. 11-Jan 31

Bison hunting is regulated by hunting areas, and season start and end dates vary by hunt area.

Black Bear Seasons

Archery Apr. 15-20*
May 1-14*
Aug. 15-31*
Firearms Apr. 15-June 15*
Oct. 1-31*

*Black Bear hunting seasons in Wyoming very greatly by zones. For more information on season start and end dates, visit the Wyoming Game and Fish Department website.

Mountain Lion Seasons

Firearms Sept. 1-May 31

*Mountain Lions are uniform across the state of Wyoming. Bag limits very per zone. Mountain lion hunting seasons in Wyoming very greatly by zones. For more information on season start and end dates, visit the Wyoming Game and Fish Department website.


Turkey Seasons

Fall Turkey Oct. 1-Dec. 31*
Spring Turkey Apr. 1-May 20*

*Season start and end dates vary by region. For more information, visit the Wyoming Game and Fish Department website.

Small Game Seasons

Sage Grouse Sept. 17-30*
Blue and Ruffed Grouse Sept. 1-Nov. 30
Partridge Oct. 1-Jan. 31
Pheasant Oct. 20-Dec. 31*
Rabbit Sept. 1-Mar. 1

*Season start and end dates vary by region. For more information, visit the Wyoming Game and Fish Department website.

Wyoming hunting seasons are mandated by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.