BLM to issue additional fishing guide permit along North Platte River

CASPER, Wyo. – The Bureau of Land Management is requesting applications from interested commercial fishing guides to apply for a special recreation permit to operate along the North Platte River.

Through this solicitation, the BLM will add up to one new commercial fishing guide permit for the Grey Reef to Casper section of the river. Permit applications are due by September 2.

Since the signing of the 2006 Trappers Route Special Recreation Management Area Plan, some permit holders have cancelled or withdrawn their permits. The BLM will allow up to one additional permit pursuant to the decisions in the Trappers Route Plan, which allows a maximum of 24 permits.

The prospectus and application are available online at: 2022 North Platte River Commercial Guide Prospectus Application.

Please submit your completed application to Cullen Hardy at For questions, contact Hardy or call the Casper Field Office at 307-261-7600.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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Cullen Hardy