CHEYENNE— The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will resume the sale of daily and five-day fishing licenses to out-of-state residents beginning Saturday, May 9.
Governor Mark Gordon shared the news of the sale of these licenses on Thursday during his press conference.
The turkey hunting season will also be extended through May 31. This is 11 days longer than the initial season.
Camping for out-of-state residents at all Wyoming State Parks is temporarily suspended, and all 2020 reservations are being canceled. Any charges that have already been processed will be refunded as soon as possible, according to Wyoming State Parks.
Governor Gordon said Wyoming State Parks will reassess this decision at the end of the 2020 camping season.
Reservations are still required for Wyoming residents to camp at Wyoming state campgrounds. However, this does not mean Wyoming residents cannot show up at a campground and get a spot. They must simply fill out documentation for a reservation to ensure they are Wyoming residents and have them on file in case of COVID-19 infection for contact tracing.
Governor Gordon said he and the state of Wyoming want to encourage Wyomingites to enjoy the state’s camping. However, they are “less eager” to extend that encouragement to non-residents at this time.