It used to be! There Wyoming law written in 1921 that restricted the use of photography for all game animals. Section 68 of the Session Laws of the State of Wyoming read:
“It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to photograph any of the game animals or birds of this State during the months of January, February, March, and April, except in the manner hereinafter provided in this section.
Any responsible person who shall desire to photograph any of the game animals or birds of this State during the months of January, February, March and April, may up the payment of Five ($5.00) dollars to the State Game and Fish Commissioner, and upon the recommendation of two well knowns and responsible electors of this State, receive from said Commissioner, a permit, which said permit shall entitle said person or persons to photograph any of the game animals or birds of this State during said months.”
You’ll be glad to know you don’t have to cancel your plans for taking Easter picture full of bunnies this year as the law was changed in 1969 to state that commercial photographers were the ones needing to seek a permit.
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From all of us at Joe Bustos Law, we wish you and your family a very happy Easter!