Question: Wyoming Resident Hunting Wilderness Areas

Calcoyote

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My wife and I will likely be moving to Wyoming next March or April 2022. I have checked the hunting regulations and it looks like I am still going to have to purchase a non resident tag in 2022 due to the fact that a person is required to have lived in the state for one year before they can apply for a resident tag. I am okay with that, but what about the hunting designated wilderness areas? Would I still be required to have a guide even though I will have been living in Wyoming and will have a valid Wyoming drivers license and license plates on my truck to prove it? If we move to Wyoming in April of 2022 can I hunt the elk and deer in designated wilderness in the fall without a guide with a non resident tag?
 
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Timeless61

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You will still be a non resident hunter.

Also, to be a resident guide (unpaid) you must have a valid resident big game license.
 

John pettimore

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Timeless is correct, you are a non resident as far as hunting regulations, regardless if your license, until you have been here 12 months and all NR rules apply. I am in that exact situation this year.
 

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Sounds fair.. those WY wilderness areas are dangerous! You need to spend at least 12 months in the state before you are competent enough to hunt them.

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Sounds fair.. those WY wilderness areas are dangerous! You need to spend at least 12 months in the state before you are competent enough to hunt them.

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Lol. So true. Its not too dangerous for me to call coyotes in designated wilderness, or hunt upland birds such as grouse or quail, and I can backpack all summer long in designated wilderness, but when deer season opens it suddenly becomes too dangerous.

Right now it makes me mad, but it is a price I am gladly willing to pay to live in Wyoming. Been wanting to move there for years.
 
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