WYOMING — For the fourth year in a row, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon has donated a wild bison license to be raffled off to raise money for wildlife conservation.

The license will be issued through a random raffle that is open only to residents of the Cowboy State.

“The bison is a stately symbol of Wyoming and a fitting hunt to raise money for conservation,” said Gordon. “I am pleased to once again offer this opportunity to residents who care so deeply for wildlife.”

More information pertaining to the raffle can be found on the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s website here. The winner of the raffle will be announced on June 15.

According to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, bison hunting in the Jackson area is currently limited to portions of the Bridger-Teton National Forest, the National Elk Refuge, small parcels of state-owned land and potentially some private lands with landowner permission.

Applicants successful in drawing a wild bison license can apply for a permit to hunt the National Elk Refuge. The application process for National Elk Refuge hunting permits is conducted in cooperation with the National Elk Refuge prior to the start of the hunting season. Applications are available through, Access Yes Program. Alternate permits will also be available during each hunt period through the Department’s website.

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter. She enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.