Hunting in Wyoming

Wyoming is an exceptional hunting destination. From big game like whitetail deer, mule deer, cougar, moose, pronghorn antelope, black bear, goat, and sheep, to small game such as waterfowl and coyote, and upland bird like goose, turkey, duck, pheasant, and grouse, you can find them all in Wyoming.

This state is a hunters dream, with over 98,000 square miles of land. There are many different types of landscape and terrain on which to hunt in Wyoming, including forested areas, remote mountains with great ridges for spotting, plateaus, prairies, and grasslands. Both bow hunting and rifle hunting are popular. The Wyoming climate with crisp, pure air offers the perfect setting for hunting.

Wyoming has many experienced guides and hunting outfitters with access to thousands of acres, ready to take you into the wilderness. These licensed guides know where the trophy animals spend time and know a great deal about the land. They can provide a hunting experience that you’ll never forget.


Big game hunting season varies depending on the animal—bear, elk, moose, mountain lion, bison—but it usually ranges from August to October, November, or December. Thousands of acres of forest land and BLM land offer hunting to the public, but many of the trophy hunting areas are made up of private land. The largest herd of Pronghorn Antelope reside in Wyoming and number in the hundreds of thousands.


Fur bearing animals such as mink, bobcat, weasel, and badger are generally in season from October to March or April. Small game like grouse, rabbit, and pheasant can be hunted from September or October through as late as March. Wyoming offers many types of waterfowl to hunt, such as a wide variety of ducks, geese, and coots. The hunting season for waterfowl varies, but it generally runs from fall to mid-winter.