2015 Wyoming Code
TITLE 23 - GAME AND FISH
CHAPTER 2 - LICENSES; FEES
ARTICLE 1 - GAME ANIMALS AND GAME BIRDS
SECTION 23-2-104. - Archery licenses; special seasons; prohibition against firearms; equipment.
23-2-104. Archery licenses; special seasons; prohibition against firearms; equipment.
(a) Bow and arrow or crossbow are permissible equipment to take game animals, nongame animals, game birds and nongame fish. No license is required to take nongame animals and nongame fish with bow and arrow or crossbow.
(b) The commission may establish special hunting seasons for the taking of big game or trophy game animals by bow and arrow or crossbow in such areas as it may establish by order.
(c) No person shall hunt big game or trophy game with bow and arrow or crossbow during a special archery hunting season without first obtaining an archery license and the appropriate hunting license.
(d) No person holding an archery license shall take big game or trophy game animals during a special archery hunting season or during a limited quota archery only hunting season by the use of any type of firearm. Any person who takes a big game or trophy game animal by the use of a firearm during a special archery hunting season or during a limited quota archery only hunting season is guilty of a high misdemeanor punishable as provided in W.S. 23-6-202(a)(ii). Upon request by a game warden or other Wyoming law enforcement officer, a person who has taken a big or trophy game animal during a special archery hunting season or during a limited quota archery only hunting season shall allow testing of the animal's tissue for confirmation of compliance with this section.
(e) The commission shall establish by rule and regulation specifications for crossbows, longbows, recurve bows, compound bows, arrows and broadheads for taking of big or trophy game animals. The rules and regulations promulgated under the provisions of this subsection relating to the hunting of big or trophy game animals shall also apply to the hunting of the gray wolf as a trophy game animal from and after the date gray wolves are removed from the list of experimental nonessential population, endangered species or threatened species in Wyoming as provided by W.S. 23-1-108.
(f) Repealed By Laws 2007, Ch. 90, 2.
(g) Except as otherwise provided, violation of this section or rules promulgated under subsection (e) of this section constitutes a low misdemeanor punishable as provided in W.S. 23-6-202(a)(v).
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