Wyoming Game and Fish suspend sale of nonresident fishing licences due to COVID-19

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CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department announced on Wednesday, April 15 that they are suspending the sale of nonresident daily and five day fishing licenses due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Sales are suspended effective immediately.

“This suspension is due to the need to ensure individuals coming into Wyoming for a non-work related purpose comply with Governor Gordon’s April 3, 2020 Directive requiring a fourteen day quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Game and Fish said. “Individuals are responsible for complying with all state and local orders.”

“The suspension of nonresident fishing licenses is a temporary measure to give the department the ability to align with state and local social distancing guidelines, directives, and orders which were put in place for public health and safety. Authority was granted through an emergency rule signed by Governor Gordon.”

The suspension will remain in place for 120 days unless the department decides to re-open the sale of nonresident fishing licenses earlier “if guidelines, orders, or directives are changed.”