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9 Weird Wyoming Laws You’ve Never Heard of [VIDEO]

Written by on October 6, 2020

There are definitely some peculiar things about living in Wyoming, but I bet you would never have guessed that the laws can be so strange.

This gal, who brands herself as “Arizonan in Wyoming,” did a little Googling and found nine oddball laws that are either so outdated they haven’t made sense in decades or are so particular to the Wyoming lifestyle that they might not make sense to you out-of-staters.

Check out her list:

  1. It is illegal to tattoo a horse
  2. Junk dealers may not make business transactions with drunk persons
  3. If you’re in a mine while drunk, you could land in jail for up to a year
  4. It is illegal to fish using a firearm
  5. You may be fined $750 for not closing a gate crossing over a road, river, stream or ditch
  6. It’s illegal for a woman to stand within five feet of a bar while drinking
  7. It used to be illegal to take wildlife photography without a permit from January through April
  8. In Cheyenne, it’s illegal to spit on the steps of a school
  9. It’s illegal to wear a hat that obstructs people’s view in a public theater or place of amusement

A couple actually make sense, like the thing about keeping your gate closed or the prohibition on drunken mining.

That said, who in their right mind would tattoo a horse? I need to do a little digging and figure out just how that law came about.

I’d also like to know the history about the law against fishing using a firearm.

And maybe she’s right — alcohol use does seem to be a common theme.

The law about women in bars sure does seem to contradict our position as the “Equality State” and being the first to give female residents the right to vote, doesn’t it?

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