Hunting Rifles, Archery & Equipment

Spotting Scopes, Hunting Rifles and Firearm Regulations

Quality hunting demands the best rifles, hunting gear and equipment. Make certain to maximize your hunting experience with the best rifle and hunting equipment for your needs. The optics you bring can make or break your hunt.
Rifles should be topped with quality scopes at a minimum of 3×9 power with a 40 mm objective or larger.

Remember, you may be required to take distant shots, and they are often in low light conditions. You will need quality, 10-power binoculars, and rangefinders have become essential… if you own one… bring it. Guides carry rangefinders, but it never hurts to have your own.

Spotting scopes are optional, although they will help you maximize your hunting experience. If you want to bring a spotting scope on any of our hunts, please feel free to do so.

Wyoming does not have restrictive laws concerning firearms that may be legally possessed under the laws of your home state. Hunting rifles and other firearms may be carried uncased in vehicles, although safety considerations dictate that all firearms in a vehicle should be unloaded with action open.

Legal firearms and rifles for big game or trophy game must have a barrel bore diameter of at least 0.23 inches and be chambered to fire a center fire cartridge not less than two inches overall length. This includes a soft or expanding point bullet seated to a normal depth or any other cartridge authorized by the Commission that has a barrel bore diameter of at least 0.40 inches and a charge of at least 50 grains of black powder or equivalent.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission Regulations (Chapter XXXII) approved the following cartridges for the taking of all BIG GAME or TROPHY GAME animals:

  • 0.41 Remington Magnum
  • 0.44 Remington Magnum
  • 0.44 Auto Magnum
  • 0.45 Winchester Magnum
  • 0.454 Casull
  • 0.35 caliber

Or larger which has a factory load available that, according to published ballistic tables of the manufacturer, produces at least 500 ft. lbs. of energy at 100 yards when fired from a handgun. Any firearm meeting the above qualifications is allowed.

Legal Archery Equipment

When hunting antelope and deer the longbow hunter must be equipped with a longbow of not less than 40 pounds draw weight or possessing the ability to cast a hunting arrow of 400-grain weight at least 160 yards.

When hunting elk the longbow hunter must be equipped with a longbow of not less than 50 pounds draw weight or possessing the ability to cast a hunting arrow of 500-grain weight at least 160 yards.

The crossbow hunter must be equipped with a crossbow of:
Not less than 90 pounds draw weight, which has a minimum draw length of 14 inches (from front of bow to back of string in the cocked position).
A positive safety mechanism must be cocked by hand without the aid of leverage aiming devices. Crossbow bolts must be at least 16 inches long.
The broad-head of arrows or bolts must be made of sharp steel with a minimum cutting width of one inch.