The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be opening bighorn sheep hunting season through the month of August in the Owl Creek drainage portion of Bighorn Sheep Hunt Area 5.

The early opening date is in place to provide hunters the ability to harvest any bighorn sheep in order to minimize the commingling with domestic sheep, as domestic sheep pose a risk of disease to bighorn.

Governor Mark Gordon granted Game and Fish authority for the new season dates through a rule that amended Chapter 9 - Bighorn Sheep and Mountain Goat Hunting Seasons. 

Each licensed Bighorn Sheep Hunt Area 5 hunter will receive a letter from Game and Fish with additional information. Hunters with questions the Cody Regional Office at (307) 527-7125.

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