Wyoming Leftover Big Game Licenses Go Fast
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The state Game and Fish Department says its leftover Wyoming big game hunting licenses went fast.
Leftover full-price elk, deer, and antelope licenses went on sale at 8 a.m. on July 10, and reduced price cow/calf elk and doe fawn deer and antelope licenses were released a week later on July 17.
Game and Fish says more than 2,500 full price licenses were sold in the first 30 minutes on July 10 and over 5,500 reduced price licenses were sold within the first half hour on July 17.
The agency says the licenses went so fast because hunters could go online to buy them. For several years the Game and Fish has been issuing leftover licenses online via the Game and Fish website.
Game and Fish computer programmer Tom Graham says hundreds of people were waiting online when the licenses were released.