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Old 02-14-2013, 05:54 AM
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Re: 22 Cal's legal in WYO

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Very interesting and I didn't realize that those places don't have to comply with the restrictions in place. Thanks for the reply!
They are privatly owned cervids much the saMe as cattle
..... also no license needed and nk seasons apply,,

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Old 02-14-2013, 08:12 AM
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Re: 22 Cal's legal in WYO

"They are privatly owned cervids much the same as cattle
..... also no license needed and no seasons apply,,"

***I was well aware of that, but had no idea the bullet restriction didn't apply. I think if you had the experience where they didn't leave a blood trail that you can figure out why with little to no expansion that they aren't allowed.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:27 PM
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Re: 22 Cal's legal in WYO

I was not pleased with the lack of blood trail but it didnt go very far, Out west where you can see along ways and watch the animal run should not be that big a problem,,,, Might get to find out in two years taking this year off.

A good shooter placing the shot right will put a goat down fast.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:18 PM
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Re: 22 Cal's legal in WYO

Wow, I see this issue is as controversial on this forum as it is in the local gun shops across the state. I have visited with several game wardens and with a couple of enforcement specialists and to the person they are opposed to the new regulations allowing 22 caliber for deer and antelope. Their concerns are not so much with a person shooting a doe antelope off a hay meadow as it is using 22 caliber on those monster buck mule deer. Furthermore, there is a concern that folks using a 22 cal might be tempted to shoot for the head if they have a doubt about getting into the boiler room. I think it's common knowledge that failed head shots are very problematic. FWIW, I have not spoken with a guide or with an outfitter that is in favor of the new regulations.

On the flip side, it is my understanding that Montana has allowed 22 cal for a number of years and I imagine they too had similar concerns in the early stages. Hopefully, Wyoming's experiences will mirror those of Montana, and in a few years this will all become a non-issue.
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:00 PM
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Re: 22 Cal's legal in WYO

Well I'm a licensed guide in Wyoming and i am in favor of the new law. I have not yet talked to a guide who is not in favor of the new law. .22 caliber rifles have been used with good results hunting deer and antelope for many years. I also believe that most .22's shooting a 60 gn bullet will work every bit as well as a .243 using a 58 gn ballistic tip which has been legal for years.
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:40 PM
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Re: 22 Cal's legal in WYO

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"..iam on this site to learn not to be made a fool of"

Then maybe you should quit posting and STFU!!! You are the one who keeps coming back for more and you damn sure did ask for help from anyone who would back you up on your head shooting BS and didn't get any!!! Now you seem to be relying on sympathy for doing a tour in Nam and being sick. Listen Booby, I'm sorry for you ills, but I also did my three years during Nam too and you're still making an azz of yourself and the one who keeps coming back for more, LOL! Again I'll tell you I don't care how good you can shoot because it doesn't make a damn bit of difference and you just don't get it!!! Now if you would use just a little bit of common sense YOU would not post any more on this thread and you won't make a fool of yourself any more because it's you that's doing it to yourself, not me!!! Here was your best quote of all, LOL:
"what you call unethical is normal for me !!!
I'll back him up! I can and will take head and neck shots. Saying whether something is ethical or not on a hunting forum tells me the person has lost the argument yet doesn't even know it. 2 neck shots last year and a 310yd head shot the year before and there are instances when I will take those shots in the future. I've been debating with myself on going to strictly neck and head shots on antelope and deer.

What your trying to tell extreme and myself is we can't do it. Who in the hell are you to tell somebody what they can or can't do! I for one will judge what I can do! Quit trying to be everyone elses mommy and worry about what you can or can't do.

Topgun just say your peace in a respectable manner then STFU.

I really am pleased with this new reg as I'm sick and tired of some big old ninny or group of ninnys trying to make my responsible choices for me in the way of a law. As far as someone now going out and mowing down a herd of antelope with an AR 15, yeah so what! That's not my choice and I can bet for MOST Wyomingites it won't be either. I for one don't think it went far enough. All restrictions should be lifted, let the hunter make his own choice.
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:21 PM
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Re: 22 Cal's legal in WYO

Your reading comprehension is obviously as bad as your ethics if you're taking 310 yard head shots at big game. Don't like it---Too friggin bad!!! A fixed target IS NOT a moving head of a living, breathing animal that should be respected! Go ahead and back him up all you want because to the contrary of what you just stated, you appear to be the only one on the site that is doing something that is downright stupid at any distance besides him or a lot of others would be in your corner, LOL! Now everyone knows there are two people on here that are detrimental to the LR sport and neither one is me!!! "Topgun just say your peace in a respectable manner then STFU." If that one sentence ain't calling the kettle black! Take a hike and do whatever you feel like, but don't come out on a site and make an azz of yourself like you just did and then really back it up with a couple stupid comments ike you just did with the last several sentences of your post, LOL! To do so isn't going to get you any points with me or anyone else on here!
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