wyoming state land hunting???

Discussion in 'Antelope Hunting' started by jorvin, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. jorvin

    jorvin Well-Known Member

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    can you hunt antelope on state land in you permit area??? or does anyone have a link to this type of info??? thanks j.
     
  2. MNbogboy

    MNbogboy Well-Known Member

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    Wyoming State land is for the most part all huntable, but like BLM land some of it is land locked.....We found out one other thing that it is best to check with the State and make sure the state land you plan on hunting still belongs to the state..The state has sold off some lands and all the maps are not really updated....Even some of the current BLM maps show land the state has sold as still belonging to the state...That is what we found south of Douglas in Converse county....There were new houses along access to over 10 sections of state land, of which we had planned to hunt, but our access was blocked because of the state land sale.......

    A couple of other things we found were illegal posting of state land south of Kaycee last year...Locals said that this was common because the State does not specifically check....We also found BLM lands posted but the BLM actually does a better job of enforcing the no-posting rule than the state does...A lot of it is supposedly done by unscrupulous outfitters ....If you find this it is recommended that you report it....

    Last but not least, while hunting is allowed on state land, camping on state land is prohibited...

    Good luck,
    Randy
     

  3. MNbogboy

    MNbogboy Well-Known Member

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    One other item that is noteworthy is that corner to corner crossing is considered trespassing....Although there is no law as I have been informed against it....But unless you have a certified surveyor mark the exact location of the corner you will have no proof that you haven't overstepped a boundary and the G&F will cite you anyway.........Maybe we have to get an ultra-light aircraft so we can access a lot more public land...LOL
     
  4. Triple BB

    Triple BB Well-Known Member

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    The G&F can cite you for whatever they want to cite you for. However, it still comes down to the landowner and state being able to prove you trespassed. You don't need a surveyor to be found innocent...
     
  5. MNbogboy

    MNbogboy Well-Known Member

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    That is good info Triple BB...Sorry if my humor about the surveyor struck a chord.....But the whole problem with us "foreigners" it might be pretty hard to drive a couple thousand miles to show up for the court date....My thought is that us non-residents is to take extra care to remain in the good graces of the landowners and G&F.....I certainly believe that public land should not be kept from being used by the public, but unfortunately that is what seems to be taking place....

    Randy
     
  6. Ron Ankeny

    Ron Ankeny Active Member

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    Heck, I am a 3rd generation native and I know what happens if you "cross corners". Lots of case law on that one. :)
     
  7. Scoutin' Wyo

    Scoutin' Wyo Member

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    I couldn't agree more that we should all stay in the good graces of deeded land owners.

    As to the "public land" portion of your statement I feel I need to help add some clarity. Since I work for Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments, I feel that I can give everyone some useful info.
    Wyoming State Trust Land was given to the state in 1890 to help Wyoming fund their public schools and other institutions. That is why so many still refer to state land as "School Sections". It is not considered "public land" as it is held by a trust and managed by the Board of Land Commissioners. The Board has granted a "privilege" to the public to recreate on Trust Land, but it shouldn't be misconstrued as a "right". The really bad news is the bad apples who ruin the bunch. You know the typical slob hunters, atv’ers, and general dirt bags that use State or BLM land to dump their old refrigerators, tires & household trash. At the Wyo State Land Office, we have 3.6 million acres +/- to keep an eye on, which to say the least is a little challenging. So what I tell everyone that hates to see land open to hunting/shooting getting closed is, if you see someone abusing the privilege, stand up and say something about it. Our office can NOT issue tickets to violators, so call the local Sheriff or the Game & Fish both of which can make the dirty buggers pay.

    If you would like a Wyoming public access guide, send me an email and I will get you a pdf copy.

    Brian
    brogno@wyo.gov
     
  8. MNbogboy

    MNbogboy Well-Known Member

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    Scoutin' Wyo,

    Thanks for the info on the subject.....That might help explain some of the signs we saw last year....But I forgot to mention the landowner's ticket box on the State trust gate!.....

    I am sending you an email requesting the access guide...

    Thanks again and good luck in the field,
    Randy