CODY, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeing an increase in nonresident elk applications for the 2019 season.

The Cody Enterprise reports that nonresidents submitted 23,750 applications, a 2.9 percent increase from 2018.

There are 7,250 licenses in the draws available to nonresident hunters.

In addition, this year was the first time Game and Fish charged a 2.5 percent processing fee on credit cards. This fee offsets credit card processing costs.

There is one more chance for nonresident elk hunters to pick up a license. After the resident draw is complete, the remaining licenses will be offered through a random leftover draw both residents and nonresidents can enter.