The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is alerting migratory bird hunters that the Wyoming Harvest Information Program (HIP) validation permit will no longer be sold at hunting license vendors or Game and Fish regional offices. The change is part of the department’s transition to a paperless application process and on-line services.
All licensed migratory bird hunters must complete a HIP validation and must obtain a Wyoming HIP validation permit before they can legally hunt migratory game birds in Wyoming. HIP applies to anyone who hunts doves, ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, sandhill crane, snipe, or rails. HIP is a federal program that improves the ability to estimate harvest for management of migratory game species. HIP validation permits are available free of charge and must be printed from the Game and Fish website http://wgfd.wyo.gov.