Bison numbers are above management goals in Wyoming, which could mean more hunting opportunities for residents and nonresidents alike.
This from the Associated Press: “A proposal by state Rep. Keith Gingery, R-Jackson, would end the once-in-a-lifetime rule for harvesting bison cows and replace it with a once-every-five-year rule. His draft legislation also proposes lowering the cost of a cow bison license for nonresidents from $2,500 to $1,000 …”
“Regulated bison hunting in Jackson Hole didn’t start until 2007 when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service completed a bison and elk management plan. The plan required the agencies to decrease the population of the herd from the 1,200 bison counted then to about 500.”_
Bison hunting season started August 15th in Wyoming this year and during the first two days of the season hunters took 34 animals, including 8 bulls. The state issued 410 permits, 300 of which were for cows or calves only.
What do you think OL readers, would you drop $1,000 on a fair-chase bison hunt?