SHERIDAN, WY—  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is notifying hunters of a change to the Soldier Creek Hunter Management Area northwest of Sheridan.

Hunter Management Areas are part of the Game and Fish’s Access Yes program. They are private tracts of land leased by Game and Fish to allow public hunting. Their use is regulated through permission slips that must be applied for online before hunting.

In years past, the Soldier Creek HMA also required hunters to call and notify the Wyoming National Guard in Sheridan 24 hours before accessing the area. However, for the remainder of the 2019 hunting season, hunters no longer need to call prior to hunting on the Soldier Creek HMA. A permission slip is still required and is available at

Walk-In Areas

In addition, Game and Fish reminds hunters and anglers that Access Yes Walk-In Areas have rules specific to each property and anyone planning to hunt or fish on these properties this fall should review the rules prior to going out.

A Walk-In Area is a tract of private or state land on which Game and Fish has leased certain privileges for public hunting or fishing enjoyment. Unlike HMAs, hunters or anglers are not required to have a permission slip or seek permission from the landowner directly as long as they are hunting approved species during the access period specific for that Walk-In Area. Check the Walk-In hunting pages on the Game and Fish website to see when Walk-In Areas are open and what species are allowed to be hunted before using these properties.

These areas have been leased by the Game and Fish for hunting or fishing opportunities only. Hiking, biking, birding, photography and other recreational activities by the public are not allowed unless a user has received permission from the landowner.

Please help keep these areas open each year by respecting the landowner, following the Walk-In Area rules and by donating to Access Yes when you purchase your hunting or fishing licenses.

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