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Simplified Guide to Wyoming's Regulation on Access to Wildlife Records

Overview

This guide explains the rules in Wyoming about accessing records related to wildlife, based on specific state laws.

Legal Authority

  • Source of Power: The rules are based on sections from the Wyoming Statutes, including § 23-1-302, § 23-1-303, and others related to public records.

Adopted Rules

  • Uniform Rules: The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission follows the standard rules for public record handling. These include how to inspect, copy, and produce these records.
  • Online Access: You can find these rules online at the Wyoming rules website, effective from September 6, 2016.
  • Physical Access: The rules are also available at the Game and Fish Department office in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Key Definitions

  • Geographic Information: This is specific location data about legally hunted wildlife, more detailed than just the hunting area.
  • Personally Identifiable Information: This includes personal details like name, address, email, birth date, phone number, and various identification numbers.

Handling of Wildlife Information

  • Restricted Use: Information about where wildlife was legally hunted and the hunter's personal details is only for official use by the Game and Fish Commission, the Department, or law enforcement.
  • Privacy Protection: This information is not open to the public under the general public records law.
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