2011 Wyoming Statutes
23-3-111. Firearms; size of guns to be used in hunting big or trophy game animals.

WY Stat § 23-3-111 (1997 through Reg Sess) What's This?

(a) Except as otherwise provided, big or trophy game animals may only be taken with the following types of firearms:

(i) A firearm which has a barrel bore diameter of at least twenty-three-hundredths (23/100) of an inch and is chambered to fire a center-fire cartridge not less than two (2) inches in overall length, including a soft or expanding point bullet seated to a normal depth or any other cartridge authorized by the commission that has a barrel bore diameter of at least thirty-five hundredths (.35) of an inch and generally delivers at least five hundred (500) ft-pounds of impact at one hundred (100) yards; or

(ii) A muzzle-loading rifle which has a barrel bore diameter of at least 40/100 of an inch and a charge of at least fifty (50) grains of black powder or equivalent, or a muzzle-loading specialty single shot handgun which has a barrel length of not less than ten (10) inches, a bore diameter of at least 45/100 of an inch and which propels a projectile of two hundred forty (240) grains at not less than five hundred (500) foot pounds at one hundred (100) yards.

(b) Violation of this section constitutes a low misdemeanor punishable as provided in W.S. 23-6-202(a)(v).

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