Can't find where he said it.

Discussion in 'Antelope Hunting' started by joseph, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    Someone said that you could not use a .223 to hunt antelope in Wyoming. He was incorrect. I looked it up on the Wyoming DNR sight and it states that 22 caliber bullets are legal IF they are at least 2 inches long. A .223 is 2+3/16" long with at least 62 grain expanding bullets.

    "QUOTE" Wyoming DNR:

    (For the taking of antelope, deer, mountain lion, or gray wolf where designated as a trophy game animal, a hunter shall use:

    • Any center-fire firearm of at least .22 caliber and having a bullet weight of at least sixty (60) grains and firing a cartridge at least two (2) inches in overall length, or any other cartridge of at least .35 caliber and at least one and one-half (1.5) inches in overall length, or a cartridge that generally delivers at least five hundred (500) foot pounds of impact at one hundred (100) yards; and using a lead or expanding point bullet; or,

    • Any muzzle-loading rifle or any muzzle-loading handgun of at least .40 caliber and firing a lead or expanding point bullet using a charge of at least fifty (50) grains of black powder or its equivalent; or

    • Any shotgun firing "00" or larger buckshot, or a slug.)