Updated: Jul 8


8 Wacky Wyoming Laws



8 Wacky Wyoming Laws


In Wyoming we love the simple life.

We are generally kind, neighborly, law abiding citizens. We have one of the lowest crime rates

in the country – and we definitely like it that way.

But is it possible you may be breaking a law that you didn’t even know existed?


Sometimes laws are passed and then years later we look back in confusion at them.

Generally, they linger from a time when the law (for whatever reason) made sense.

They then stick around and are forgotten, never removed, or are simply never enforced.

Some of these laws actually make sense when you understand the Wyoming lifestyle.

People that aren’t from here may look at them in wonder, but we get it.

While a few of these laws are just plain odd.


Here are some crazy laws that are in the Wyoming books!


1. Using a firearm to fish is strictly forbidden.


2. Skiing under the influence of alcohol is prohibited.


3. It is illegal to wear a hat that obstructs people’s view in a public theater or place of amusement.


4. Junk dealers may not make any business transactions with drunk persons.


5. If one is drunk in a mine, he or she could land in jail for up to a year.


6. All new buildings that cost over $100,000 to build must have 1% of funds spent on artwork for the building.


7. Any person who fails to close a fence is subject to a fine of up to seven hundred and fifty dollars.


8. It is illegal for a woman to stand within five feet of a bar while drinking.



Do you know of any other crazy laws that are in effect in Wyoming?





In Wyoming we enjoy the simple life.





Written by: Alyx Raven Zgurich

One Stop Market

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Lander, WY 82520

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