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Game and Fish reminds hunters to be wary of laws

Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports

Every year as hunting seasons get under way, Game and Fish offices receive numerous questions about various game laws and what hunters can and cannot do while in the field.

Failure to Tag -- Every big and trophy game license has a carcass coupon attached. And each license has the tagging instructions printed on the coupon. When the animal is killed, simply detach the tag from the license and date the carcass coupon by cutting out the entire day and month of the kill. Sign the license and attach to the carcass before leaving the site of the kill.

Shooting from a Vehicle -- Simply put, it is illegal to shoot any wildlife except predatory animals from any motorized vehicle. Hunters holding a handicapped hunter permit are exempt from this requirement.

Shooting from a Road -- It is illegal to shoot or attempt to kill any wildlife from any public road or highway. No person shall fire any firearm from, along, or across any public road or highway.

Failure to Retain Evidence of Sex -- Many Wyoming licenses require the taking of a specific sex of animal.

Trespass -- Wyoming law states that no person shall enter private land to hunt, fish, or trap without written permission from the landowner or person in charge of the property.

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