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NEWS
Conservation stamp cost
increases this month
CHEYENNE - The price of the Wyoming
conservation stamp increased in July. The
additional revenue from stamp sales will allow
the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to
invest more money in access opportunities for
hunters and anglers.
The cost increase was effective July 1
bringing the cost of the annual stamp to
$21.50 for residents and nonresidents, up from
$12.50. Stamps purchased prior to July 1, 2021
at the lower price will be valid through their
expiration dates. The lifetime conservation
stamp for residents and nonresidents remains
the same at $185.50.
Improving access for hunting and fishing
was one of the top issues identified in the 2018
Game and Fish public outreach engagement
process, which eventually led to it being a
priority in the department's 5-year strategic
plan. The increase in conservation stamp
revenue will allow Game and Fish to secure
long-term access to land.
The Wyoming Legislature supported the
fee increase with the passage of HB0122 to
help pay for easements or other agreements
to provide public access to difficult-to-access
or inaccessible private, federal and state lands
for hunting and fishing.
" This is about preserving and increasing
our hunting opportunities for the hunting
public - both residents and nonresidents, "
said Rep. Cyrus Western of House District
51 in Sheridan County and the lead sponsor
of the bill.
Western also said several national
outdoors and hunting-related businesses from
throughout the country supported the bill.
" It is a sign that hunters take access very
seriously and is really important to them, "
he said.
The majority of revenue generated from the price increase of Wyoming's conservation stamp will go to access for anglers and
hunters. (Photo by Chris Martin/WGFD)
With up to 85 percent of the revenue
generated from conservation stamp sales
going toward access, the rest will go toward
wildlife conservation efforts related to the
transportation system, including signage,
wildlife corridors, wildlife crossings, fish
passages and game fences.
Conservation stamps are valid for 12
months from the purchase date, and most
hunters and anglers need to purchase a stamp
every 12 months. Stamps can be purchased
in-person or online. Carrying a current
conservation stamp on your mobile device
is allowed as proof when in the field.
- Robert Gagliardi, WGFD
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