I hear that only boned big game meat can be transported from Wyoming due to concerns about spreading chronic wasting disease. Is that right?
Not exactly. There is no Wyoming regulation requiring that, although the G&F does recommend boning deer and elk in CWD hunt areas. We've heard that some states are requiring big game from states with CWD to be boned before entering their state. Check with your home state for any possible regulation regarding bringing big game meat to your home.
Editor's Note: Attention California, Oregon, and Utah hunters your states require this.
California CWD Info
Oregon CWD Info
Utah CWD Info
Is it OK to construct a blind to hunt antelope during the archery season?
There certainly are no restrictions to using a blind to hunt antelope and, for that matter, any other big game species. If you are hunting on public land, it is permissible to build a temporary structure, but the structure must be removed after the season. Any construction of blinds on private lands is between the hunter and the landowner.
I would like to have some clarification on what the definition of sunrise is and when it is legal to shoot. Does Fish and Game recognize sunrise as it is listed in the paper, on the news or is it the time that daylight breaks in the field?
Specific shooting times are listed in the upland game regulations for Canada geese, mourning doves and sandhill cranes. The waterfowl regulations have specific shooting times listed for ducks and geese. All these migratory birds' shooting hours run from one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. Big game, upland game and upland bird hunting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. Calculate big game starting times from the official time as listed in the paper or on the news instead of "daylight breaking." On the first day of pheasant season in southern Idaho, the season opens at noon, so that is when shooting hours start.
Why can't I exchange my spring turkey tag for a fall turkey tag if I didn't harvest in the spring?
Turkey tags are no longer exchangeable except in the following cases: The spring turkey tag can be exchanged for a spring controlled turkey hunt. The late spring/fall turkey tag can be exchanged for a fall controlled turkey hunt.