Crossbow Hunting / The State Of Wyoming.
Longbows to be used for antelope, bighorn sheep, black bear, deer, mountain goat or mountain lions must have at least 40 lbs. draw weight or be able to shoot a 400 grain arrow at least 160 yards.
For elk or moose, the longbow must have at least 50 lbs. draw weight or be able to shoot a 500 grain arrow at least 160 yards.
Crossbows must have at least 90 lbs. draw weight, a minimum draw length of 14 inches from front of bow to back of string in the cocked position, a positive safety mechanism, and must be cocked by hand without leverage-gaining devices.
The Commission, by regulation, may authorize a physically handicapped person to use a leverage-gaining device for cocking a crossbow.
Crossbow bolts must be at least 16 inches. The broadhead of arrows or bolts shall be sharp steel with a minimum cutting width of one inch.
No person shall hunt big or trophy game with bow and arrow or crossbow during a special archery hunting season without first obtaining an archery license and the appropriate hunting license.
Archers must abide by the regulations established for the special archery season and the regular hunting season. Archery equipment and legal firearms as deemed by law may be used to hunt game during all hunting seasons except where Commission regulations specify otherwise. During special archery seasons and in archery only areas it is unlawful for an archer to have a firearm in possession while hunting.
No special archery license is required for hunting game birds or small game with archery equipment; however, archers must first obtain the proper hunting license for the species to be hunted.