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    Fossil Butte

    National Monument Wyoming

Laws & Policies

Fossil Butte National Monument Superintendent's Compendium
The purpose of the compendium is to provide the public and park employees with a document that lists the special designations, closures, public use limits, permit requirements and other restrictions imposed under the discretionary authority of the Superintendent. (355kb PDF file)

 

Unmanned Aircraft
As of June 19, 2014, launching, landing, or operating an unmanned aircraft from or on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service within the boundaries of Fossil Butte National Monument is prohibited. See page 4 of Superintendent's Compendium for details.

Firearms
As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit our state's website.

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.

Hunting is prohibited at all times throughout Fossil Butte National Monument.

Gun Regulations in the National Parks (Intermountain Region) covers general information and questions about the new law. (1.83mb PDF file)

Related Wyoming state web pages:
Wyoming State home page
Attorney General
307-777-7841
State Capitol Bldg.
Cheyenne, WY 82002

Wyoming State Statutes
Relevant statutes: (not inclusive)
Wyoming Statues Annotated 6-8-102; 6-8-104; 6-8-203; 6-8-204; 6-8-401; 9-14-101;
23-3-112; 23-3-305; 23-3-306; 36-8-104.

Wyoming Concealed Weapons Information
State Reciprocity

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