G&F notes error on resident draw for certain elk areas

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Due to an error entering quotas for elk area 7 type 1, some resident hunters who were initially listed as being successful in the drawing for type 1 licenses were in fact unsuccessful while others who were listed as unsuccessful for Area 124 type 4 will be receiving licenses.

Drawings are conducted via a random number computer process and due to an error the quota for Area 7 type 1 was overstated by more than 1,200 licenses. For the 124 type 4 licenses there was no quota loaded in the system so all applicants who applied for that license type were listed as unsuccessful. Corrections have now been made and are now available on the Game and Fish website wgfd.wyo.gov.

Game and Fish fiscal division chief Jean Cole said the drawings for the two hunt areas were not conducted in error, the results published were in error. “The same random numbers assigned in the drawing were used to re-evaluate the draw for these areas to publish the correct information.” Cole added that no licenses were issued and the errors were identified quickly.

The Game and Fish will be contacting all applicants who were affected by the inaccurate quota information to explain the inaccurate results initially published and how the revised results were determined.

The Game and Fish apologizes for any inconvenience this has caused to Area 7 type 1and Area 124 type 4 elk hunters.

Correct information was entered for all other drawings and license types and hunters can access their drawing information on the Game and Fish website wgfd.wyo.gov.

–Provided by the Wyoming Game & Fish Department