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    Wyoming Non-resident guide required?

    Hey all, I'm new to the forum and hoping to get some clarification on the guide requirement to hunt big game in Wyoming. According to the MRS info, a guide is required for a non-resident to hunt big game in "designated wilderness areas." Does this include all public hunting areas or are there only certain types of areas that require a guide? If only certain areas apply, what types?

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    If you look at the unit maps in the regulations, there is crosshatching in all of the designated wilderness. That is where a guide is required.

    The largest majority is in the areas near Yellowstone, with some in the Bighorn Mountains (north central Wyoming) and a bit in the SE part of the state, I believe that is the Snowy range.

    There is an immense amount of public land in Wyoming where no guide is required and you can have a great DIY hunt.

    We'd love to learn more about you and have you stick around the forum and share your hunting experiences. Would you consider starting a thread and introducing yourself?

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    You can hunt forest service, blm, state land, ect without a guide. You only need a guide to hunt wilderness areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swehla View Post
    Hey all, I'm new to the forum and hoping to get some clarification on the guide requirement to hunt big game in Wyoming. According to the MRS info, a guide is required for a non-resident to hunt big game in "designated wilderness areas." Does this include all public hunting areas or are there only certain types of areas that require a guide? If only certain areas apply, what types?
    swehla, you can camp/fish/hike/birdwatch or play pocket pool in the wilderness, you just can't HUNT. A lousy law pushed by the outfitters and passed by a pro rancher/outfitter legislature. That's only if you're a non-resident. Totally unfair, it's public land owned by the American citizens.

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    If you know a resident, they are allowed to take up to two nonpaying hunters into the wilderness areas each year, but there can be no remuneration of any type for doing it. That allows previous residents, relatives, etc. to hunt it with another relative or friend without hiring a guide. The permit to do it is free from the G&F.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topgun 30-06 View Post
    If you know a resident, they are allowed to take up to two nonpaying hunters into the wilderness areas each year, but there can be no remuneration of any type for doing it. That allows previous residents, relatives, etc. to hunt it with another relative or friend without hiring a guide. The permit to do it is free from the G&F.
    Sorry for butting in, but if I have a cousin in wyoming he can take me to the wilderness areas? Like the stuff in region h? He is a resident. With no guide, if I understand correctly. If that's the case I may have to do some sweet talking and head for h someday. I assume it would be the same for mule deer?

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    Yes, your cousin can take you into wilderness area. He has to apply for a resident guide license for that year you want to hunt (it does not cost much). I was trying to find the info on the WY game and fish site, when I find it ill put it up.

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    Thanks alot I'll have to talk to him!

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    It's been 6 years since I was doing this, but here's how I remember it working:

    The resident is allowed to obtain one guide license for a consecutive two-week period per calendar year.

    Maximum 1 guide - 2 NR ratio

    No payment for services allowed

    I want to say that the guide license doesn't cost anything, but the NR and/or Outfitter may have been picking this cost up for me.

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    Do you guys think it would be alot better hunting in the wilderness? Or would it be a headache trying to do the resident license thing? I have heard that it isn't much better, but I have never been there.

 

 

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