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Wyoming Game and Fish reminding hunters to avoid common violations

Published: Sep. 28, 2021 at 5:11 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - With the start of fall also comes the start of hunting season. Wyoming Game and Fish is reminding hunters of common violations and how to avoid those.

One of the biggest violations hunters find themselves dealing with is trespassing. It is up to the individual to know whether or not they are on private or public land. Trespassing can also effect boundaries.

“You need to make sure that you’re in the correct boundary for what hunt area you are harvesting in. Game and Fish does mange based on herd units so we do want to make sure that if people are harvesting animals they’re doing it appropriately in the right area,” said Janet Milek, the Public Information Specialist for the Casper region.

Big game hunters are required to wear at least one exterior garment that is fluorescent orange or pink. Game and Fish is also reminding hunters to properly tag animals. All big game licenses have a carcass coupon with tagging instructions. Hunters are being reminded not to shoot from a vehicle or public road for their safety.

“A lot of people just drive up and down roads hunting and a lot of times they will shoot their game from their vehicle and that is illegal. You have to actually be out of your vehicle on a public road and 30 feet off of the road,” said Brian Olsen, the Wildlife Supervisor for the Casper region.

Hunters witnessing others violating the rules can make reports at the Stop Poaching hot-line.

You can remain anonymous and also be eligible for a reward.

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