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Wyoming changes caliber laws !!

For deer, antelope, mountain lion, and gray wolf, the major change is the addition of .22 centerfire cartridges as legal ammunition. For the taking of deer, antelope, mountain lions, and gray wolves in areas where they are designated as trophy game, hunters can use any centerfire firearm of at least .22 caliber, using a cartridge at least two inches long and firing a bullet of at least 60 grains.

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    Re: Wyoming changes caliber laws !!

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    Re: Wyoming changes caliber laws !!

    Curious as to why they limit cartridge length to two inches...does that mean I can't use my lever action 454 Casull because the cartridge is less than min length? Last elk hunt I was in the thick stuff and a long shot would have been 60 yards so I said next time I will use my lever action. Guess I would be in violation in WY so back to the 338.
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    Re: Wyoming changes caliber laws !!

    Also the .25 auto.

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    Re: Wyoming changes caliber laws !!

    I believe the rule is so you can't go hunt deer with a 22lr. The two inch rule applys to a 22 Cal not necessarily to larger rounds.
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    Re: Wyoming changes caliber laws !!

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    Curious as to why they limit cartridge length to two inches...does that mean I can't use my lever action 454 Casull because the cartridge is less than min length? Last elk hunt I was in the thick stuff and a long shot would have been 60 yards so I said next time I will use my lever action. Guess I would be in violation in WY so back to the 338.
    Your 454 is legal in Wy. If you read the pistol regs it states that you must be able to produce 500 ft lbs of energy at 100 yards. You are good to go.
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    Re: Wyoming changes caliber laws !!

    17HMR is now legal turkey medicine

    For all big and trophy game species, legal firearms also include any cartridge of at least .35 caliber and at least 1.5 inches in overall length, or a cartridge that generally delivers 500 foot-pounds of impact at 100 yards.
    Oddly enough the 45lc has to be a potent factory load or documented reload to get to the 500fp.

    Shotguns firing 00 or larger buckshot are now legal for all big and trophy game.

    Yep while some states are outlawing gun options our state is putting in express lanes
    Hopefully the Supresser bill passes too.......
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