Limiting 'Lope Licenses

Game and Fish proposing antelope license reductions for 2021


April 21, 2021

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Due to various weather impacts, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is considering reducing the number of antelope licenses to allow the game animal to rebound for the 2022 hunting season.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is proposing to reduce antelope license quotas for the 2021 hunting season.

In many hunt areas, the proposals cut the quota due to impacts from persistent drought conditions and the record-breaking 2021 spring blizzard. The license reductions should be short-term, according to wildlife managers who believe the conservative proposals for each herd will stabilize pronghorn populations and allow them to bounce back. 

Fluctuations of the number of pronghorn licenses Game and Fish offers is not uncommon, said Doug Brimeyer, Game and Fish deputy chief of wild...

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