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Wyoming

Hunting

Game Bird Regulations

Section 1. Authority.

This regulation is promulgated by authority of Wyoming Statutes § 23-1-302 and § 23-2-105.

Area 1. Includes all of Big Horn, Fremont, Hot Springs, Park, Sweetwater, Uinta and Washakie counties, as well as that portion of Albany County north of U.S. Highway 30-287 and west of the Fetterman Road (Albany County Road 61), that portion of Converse

County south and west of the Balsh Road (U.S.F.S. Road 660), all of Carbon County except that portion east of the Medicine Bow River and South of U.S. Highway 30-287, all of Lincoln and Sublette counties except those portions within the Snake River drainage, and all of Natrona County except that portion east of Interstate Highway 25. Area 1 also excludes that portion of Natrona County south of Interstate Highway 25 in the Muddy Creek drainage.

Area 2. The entire state of Wyoming excluding the lands described in Areas 1, 3 and 4.

Area 3. All lands in the Snake River drainage within Lincoln, Sublette and Teton counties.

Area 4. Beginning at the intersection of the Sheridan-Big Horn county line with the Wyoming-Montana state line; easterly along said state line to the Rocky Point Road in Crook County; southerly along said road to the “D” Road; southerly along said road to Interstate Highway 90; easterly along said highway to U.S. Highway 16 at Moorcroft; southeasterly along said highway to U.S. Highway 85 at Newcastle; southerly along said highway to the Weston-Niobrara-Campbell-Converse-Natrona-Johnson county lines; westerly along said county lines to the Washakie-Johnson-Big Horn-Sheridan county lines; northerly then northwesterly along said county lines to the Wyoming-Montana state line.

(b) Blue (Dusky) Grouse Hunt Areas, Season Dates, Bag Limit and Limitations.

Section 2. Hunting Regulations.

(a) Bag and Possession Limit. Only one (1) daily bag limit of each species of upland game birds and small game may be taken per day regardless of the number of hunt areas hunted in a single day. When hunting more than one (1) hunt area, a person’s daily and possession limits shall be equal to, but shall not exceed, the largest daily and possession limit prescribed for any one (1) of the specified hunt areas in which the hunting and possession occurs.

(b) Evidence of sex and species shall remain naturally attached to the carcass of any upland game bird in the field and during transportation. For pheasant, this shall include the feathered head, feathered wing or foot. For all other upland game bird species, this shall include one fully feathered wing.

(c) No person shall possess or use shot other than nontoxic shot for hunting game birds and small game with a shotgun on the Commission’s Table Mountain and Springer wildlife habitat management areas and on all national wildlife refuges open for hunting.

(d) Required Clothing. Any person hunting pheasants within the boundaries of any Wyoming

Game and Fish Commission Wildlife Habitat Management Area, or on Bureau of Reclamation

Withdrawal lands bordering and including Glendo State Park, shall wear in a visible manner at least one (1) outer garment of fluorescent orange or fluorescent pink color which shall include a hat, shirt, jacket, coat, vest or sweater.

WHAT DOCUMENTS DO I NEED TO HUNT UPLAND GAME BIRDS IN WYOMING?

Resident requirement

Under age 14

Ages 14 and older

Resident daily or 12 month game bird or game bird/small game hunting license

No

YES

Hunter Safety Certificate

YES

YES

Wyoming Conservation Stamp

No

YES

Pheasant Special Management Permit

YES

YES

Nonresident requirement

Under age 14

Ages 14 through 17

Ages 18 and older

Nonresident daily or 12 month game bird/small game hunting license

No

No

YES

Nonresident 12 month youth game bird/small game hunting license

No

YES

No

Hunter Safety Certificate

YES

YES

YES

Wyoming Conservation Stamp

No

YES

YES

Pheasant Special Management Permit

YES

YES

YES