By Jeff Rebitski, WyoToday

WYOMING – The  Wyoming Department of Game and Fish Department is working diligently to correct a mistake made by a third party agent who mistakenly sent 700 hunting licenses to the wrong addresses, some even to different states. The licenses are for the upcoming 2022 hunting season and “although it seems like a large number, it only represents a small fraction of the total that were sent.” said Public information officer, Sara DiRienzo with WDGF. 

The United States Postal Service uses a “Postal Cleanse System” that is supposed to clarify and confirm the current addresses of all potential recipients, searching to make sure the person gets their license at the right place. Unfortunately, a glitch in the system caused an unforeseen distribution problem and that is where the mistake occurred. However, the people who received the licenses have been returning them to the WDGF and they are being forwarded to the correct person as soon as possible. 

DiRienzo states that “if the permits are not received by the applicant by August 5, the department will reissue the licenses.” It should be noted that the WDGF is aware of every letter that was misdirected and is diligently working to correct the mishap. 

Further questions can be directed to your local Wyoming Department of Fish and Game in Lander.