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Idea of giving Wyoming residents more game licenses examined

BUFFALO — Stakeholders are again exploring increasing residents’ share of big game hunting licenses from 80% to 90%, which would decrease the percentage of licenses available to nonresidents.

The issue is a delicate one, and one that has come before the Wyoming Legislature at least three times before, including during the 2021 and 2020 sessions.

Though the bill was unpopular, the conversation has made it to the Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce, an 18-member board of stakeholders who study the state’s wildlife policies.

Adam Teten, a Buffalo resident and member of the board representing Wyoming’s spo...

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