Why don't Wyoming hunters get preference for leftover tags?
July 4, 2019
June 28, 2019 was the last day to apply for leftover deer, elk and antelope tags in Wyoming. Everyone, even residents, have to apply for leftover tags.
There are a limited number of leftover tags available, so essentially, this is a limited quota draw.
But, unlike all other limited draw hunting tags, there is no resident hunter preference for leftover tags.
This needs to change.
Already, Wyoming is the most liberal western state in terms of nonresident tag allocation:
• Wyoming gives 25 percent of its Bighorn sheep tags to nonresidents. Montana? 10 percent, but if fewer than ten tags...