Wyoming Statutes Title 23. Game and Fish § 23-2-102. Age restrictions;  game animals;  game birds

(a) The minimum age to take any big or trophy game animal is twelve (12) years.  Any person authorized by this subsection under the age of fourteen (14) years shall at all times when hunting be accompanied by a person over the age of majority who possesses and can exhibit a certificate of competency and safety as specified in W.S. 23-2-106 or who currently holds, or has been issued a Wyoming big game hunting license within the last five (5) years.  If the person accompanying the hunter under the age of fourteen (14) years is not the parent or guardian of the hunter, the hunter shall have in his possession a permission slip signed by his parent or guardian allowing him to hunt under supervision.  Each accompanying adult shall supervise not more than one (1) hunter under the age of fourteen (14) years.  Any person under the age of fourteen (14) years applying for a license to hunt big or trophy game animals under this subsection shall have the application for the license co-signed by his parent or legal guardian.

(b) No person fourteen (14) years or older nor any nonresident person less than fourteen (14) years shall take any small game animal without first obtaining the proper license.  A nonresident person less than fourteen (14) years need not obtain a small game animal license if accompanied by an adult possessing a valid unexpired Wyoming small game animal license in which case the nonresident person's bag limit as established by law or by commission orders shall be applied to and limited by the small game hunting license held by the adult person in his company.

(c) No person fourteen (14) years of age or older shall take any game bird without obtaining the proper license.  A resident person under fourteen (14) years of age may take any game bird in this state except wild turkey without a license if accompanied by an adult.  A resident or nonresident person under fourteen (14) years of age may take a wild turkey with the proper license if accompanied by an adult.  The taking of any game bird by a nonresident person less than fourteen (14) years of age accompanied by an adult person possessing a valid game bird license shall, as established by law and commission order, be applied to and limited by the bag limit under the license held by the adult in company.


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