View the 2010-2014 Season Structure Final Guidelines
, 2010-2014 Season Structure
and the 2010-2014 Season Structure General Dates
The Wildlife Commission (now the Parks and Wildlife Commission) adopted the new 5-year season structure at its September 10, 2009 meeting
. Why do we have a 5-yr structure?
The Commission approves big game season structures in five-year blocks to guide the development of annual hunting regulations. The Commission provides this guidance for a number of reasons.
For wildlife managers, multi-year season structures allow for some consistency in the application of wildlife management practices and the opportunity to assess their effectiveness. Multi-year season structures also allow hunters the opportunity to bid for vacation, plan hunts, and arrange schedules; for landowners, to plan for seasons and hunter opportunities consistent with their other land use plans; and, for service providers, business plans can be implemented with some degree of expectation of the outer parameters of hunting seasons for the pre-determined time period.
The 2010 Hybrid Drawing
What is the Hybrid Draw and why use one?
Beginning in 2010, the Commission adopted a hybrid draw system for allocating high demand deer, elk, pronghorn, and bear licenses through the limited license drawing. The hybrid draw only applies to those licenses that require at least 10 preference points for residents based on a 3 year average. Find out more by reading the PDF documents below.