SHOOTING FROM A VEHICLE OR PUBLIC ROAD
It is illegal to take any game species from a motorized vehicle. This includes ATVs and snowmobiles. Hunters possessing a Shoot From a Vehicle Permit issued by the Department are exempt from this requirement. It is also illegal to shoot a firearm from, across or along a public road or highway.
“Public road or highway” means any roadway that is open to vehicular travel by the public. The road surface, the area between the fences on a fenced public road or highway, and an area thirty (30) feet perpendicular to the edge of the road surface on an unfenced public road or highway shall be considered the public road or highway. Two-track trails on public lands are not public roads.
NO FLUORESCENT ORANGE/FLUORESCENT PINK CLOTHING
Big game and trophy game rifle and muzzleloader hunters are required to wear one exterior garment of fluorescent orange or fluorescent pink. This also applies to archery hunters hunting during the rifle season. This could be a hat, shirt, jacket, coat, vest or sweater.
Fluorescent orange or fluorescent pink camouflage is legal.
ELK SPECIAL MANAGEMENT PERMIT
Elk hunters are reminded that an Elk Special Management Permit is required to hunt elk hunt areas associated with elk feedgrounds, which includes most elk hunt areas in the Jackson and Pinedale regions. Specifically, an Elk Special Management Permit is required to hunt elk in Elk Hunt Areas 70, 71, 75, 77, 78 and 80-98. These permits can be purchased for $15.50 from the Cheyenne Headquarters, Department Regional offices, the Department website and designated license selling agents.
Many Wyoming hunting licenses only allow the taking of a specific sex of animal. There are also season dates in some hunt areas when only a specific sex of animal can be taken. To satisfy the proof of sex requirement, the regulation states: “in areas where the taking of any big game animal is
restricted to a specific sex of animal, either the visible
external sex organs, head or antlers shall accompany the animal as a whole or edible portion thereof.”
HUNTING IN WRONG AREA
Hunters must know their hunt area boundaries. BLM maps are a good navigation tool. If you have questions about a hunt area boundary, talk to your local game warden or biologist.
FAIL TO PRODUCE CONSERVATION STAMP
Hunters and anglers must purchase a conservation stamp to hunt and fish in Wyoming. There are exceptions for holders of a Pioneer license or a one-day license. Those individuals should refer to regulations for details.