Wyoming Statutes Title 23. Game and Fish § 23-1-102. General definitions

(a) As used in this act:

(i) “Commission” means the game and fish commission of Wyoming;

(ii) “Commissioner” means a member of the commission;

(iii) “Department” means the Wyoming game and fish department;

(iv) “Director” means the director of the department;

(v) “Orders” means orders, rules and regulations;

(vi) “License” means license or permit;

(vii) “Take” means hunt, pursue, catch, capture, shoot, fish, seine, trap, kill, or possess, or attempt to hunt, pursue, catch, capture, shoot, fish, seine, trap, kill, or possess;

(viii) “Person” means an individual, partnership, corporation, company, any other type of association, and any agent or officer of any partnership, corporation, company, or other type of association;

(ix) “Resident” means a United States citizen or legal alien who meets the requirements specified in W.S. 23-1-107 and rules of the commission;

(x) “Nonresident” means any person not a resident;

(xi) “State” means the state of Wyoming unless otherwise indicated;

(xii) The singular includes the plural, the plural the singular, and the masculine the feminine or neuter when consistent with the intent of this act and necessary to effect its purpose;

(xiii) “This act” means W.S. 23-1-101 through 23-6-208 and any future amendments thereto;

(xiv) “Commercial operation or business” means professional guides, outfitters, fur dealers, domesticators of furbearing animals, tanners, taxidermists, game bird farms, fishing preserves, commercial fish hatcheries, seiners, or dealers in live bait;

(xv) “Domicile” means that place where a person has his true, fixed and permanent home to which whenever the person is temporarily absent the person has the intention of returning.   To prove domicile in Wyoming under this act a person shall be able to establish that he:

(A) Physically resides in Wyoming;

(B) Has made his permanent home in Wyoming;

(C) Is not residing in Wyoming for a special or temporary purpose;  and

(D) Has abandoned his domicile in all other states, territories or countries.

(xvi) “Livestock” means horses, mules and asses, rabbits, llamas, cattle, swine, sheep, goats, poultry, or other animal generally used for food or in the production of food or fiber, and guard animals actively engaged in the protection of livestock.  Bison are considered livestock unless otherwise designated by the Wyoming livestock board and the commission;

(xvii) “Home of record” means the place recorded, on military form DD 214, as the home of the individual at the time he enlisted, was commissioned or initially ordered to active duty in the military.  The home of record may be changed only if there has been a break in service of one (1) full day;

(xviii) “Electronic licensing” means a system for the issuance of licenses, stamps and tags as an alternative to issuing original paper licenses, stamps and tags.  An electronic licensing system is a system in which the license, stamp or tag, or authorization therefor, is received through a point of sale terminal or through a computer.


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