Originally Posted by D.Camilleri
Illuminated reticles are ILLEGAL IN WYOMING according to Wyoming Game and Fish
Where did you see this at?? Can you show me the Statute or somewhere in the regulations that it specifically states illuminated reticles are prohibited or illegal.??
I am looking at the 2010 deer hunting regulations. Artificial Light is defined as:
"Any manmade light or lighting device which projects a light visible to the unaided eye outside of the device, or any battery powered device that provides an enhanced ability to see in the dark".
1st page, paragraph (d)
A lighted reticle doesn't help you see in the dark, it's not night vision.
Night Vision and spotlights are what the statute was designed around. A lighted reticle gives no unfair advantage because it's only necessary with a super fine reticle and only during the last couple minutes of legal shooting light if you have such a fine reticle
. Any decent scope with a "normal" reticle allows us to shoot right up to legal light most of the time (unless it's really cloudy).
When there is already a legal time limit (for game animals anyway) why would they impose additional limits??
I am only guessing here, but I think it's probably like Kevin said. Some game warden decided to construe the law into something it isn't. Probably for the purpose of nabbing someone that was possibly shooting after legal hours to begin with, or someone that was spotlighting or night hunting without written permission.
Besides, I think they would be stupid to try and enforce such a rediculous thing. Just because you've got one doesn't mean you're using it. They have no idea if it's being used or not. I've got one on my coyote rifle and it never ever gets used. For all I know, the battery has been dead for years!
They can tell if it emits or projects a light, they can tell if it is night vision. They can't tell if you're using an illuminated reticle when you make the shot. We'd have to be doing something illegal to begin with for them to even question that I would think.