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Wyoming House’s Travel Committee supports bill to increase nonresident hunting license fees

Nonresident hunters looking to take some Wyoming wildlife may find increased fees — some more than double — in 2024 if lawmakers continue to support House Bill 0200.

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CASPER, Wyo. — Nonresident hunters looking to take some Wyoming wildlife may find increased fees, some more than double, in 2024 if lawmakers continue to support House Bill 0200.

The bill, introduced by Rep. David Northrup (R), found 7–2 support among Wyoming House Travel Committee members this week. On Tuesday, Jan. 31, it was placed on the General File and is scheduled for a House Floor session at 10 a.m. today.

Fee increases would include:

  • Nonresident elk licenses, from $576 to $1,258 – up 118%
  • Nonresident deer licenses, from $288 to $826 – up 186%
  • Nonresident antelope licenses, from $288 to $874 – up 203%
  • Nonresident bighorn sheep licenses, from $2,318 to $3,000 – up 29%
  • Nonresident mountain goat licenses, from $2160 to $2,750 – up 27%
  • Nonresident moose licenses, from $1,980 to $2,750 – up 39%
  • Nonresident grizzly bear licenses, from $6,000 to $7,500 – up 25%
  • Nonresident wild bison licenses, from $4,400 to $6,000 – up 36%

If the bill finds continued support and is signed by the governor, fee increases would take effect on Jan. 1, 2024.

House Floor sessions are livestreamed on YouTube.


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