Elk hunters who hold licenses in hunt areas 5 and 6 in the Iron Mountain area between Cheyenne and Laramie may apply for a permit that will allow access to a large amount of private lands in each hunt area access is available to holders of license types 1, 4, and 6 for areas 5 and 6 as well as holders of unused general licenses. The Game and Fish Department says the Iron Mountain Hunter Management and Access Program (HMAP) is a special hunter access program designed to increase elk harvest on private lands in hunt areas 5 and 6. This hunt is for cow/calf elk only and does not allow the harvest of bulls.

Approximately 250,000 acres will be available for hunter access. The hunt will consist of 24 two-day hunt periods starting Nov. 3 and ending Jan. 31.each hunt period will have a limit of 20 hunters for both Iron mountain East and West access areas meaning that no more than 40 hunters will be in the areas on a given day. Hunters may begin applying for hunt periods beginning Oct. 22 on a first-come, first-served basis.