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Bighorn Sheep

Hunting Season Information


  • Application deadline: March 23

A bighorn sheep hunting season is tentatively scheduled to open in 2016, unless there is a recurrence of bacterial pneumonia, which closed the season in 2015. The status of the bighorn sheep season will be determined Sept. 1, after summer population surveys are completed.

Applicants will still apply for a license at the same time as moose and elk, but not for a specific unit. Once total licenses are determined for each unit in late summer, the bighorn lottery will then be held and successful applicants will be contacted to select a hunting unit.

Because the bighorn sheep application fee is not refundable as per state law, if a bighorn season is not held, applicants would not receive a refund.


Regular Season Units B1, B3, B4 - 2016
Opens: Oct. 28
Closes: Dec. 31
Bow Only Season Units B1, B3, B4 - 2016
Opens: Oct. 21
Closes: Dec. 31