The first deadline of the year for hunting applications in the state is fast approaching, according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

Resident and nonresident spring turkey hunters, as well as nonresident elk hunters, have until Jan. 31 to submit their applications for 2019.

The department recommends hunters use the Hunt Planner Tool on the Game and Fish website to help with applications. The planner offers maps of each hunt area, descriptions of the terrain, drawing odds, and harvest statistics.

Other tentative season information is also available online.

Hunters can find information on license limits and descriptions, season proposals and changes for 2019 in the informational application packet or by calling the sportsperson hotline at (307) 777-4600.

The department says hunters must apply online.