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Non-Game Animals

Prairie Dog
Prairie Dog

Wyoming also classifies some animals as "non-game." This classification includes a wide variety of animals and means "all mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mollusks, crustaceans, and/or parts thereof, their viable gametes (eggs and sperm), fertilized eggs, or any hybrid or any transgenic product.

  • A complete list of non-game animals in Wyoming is provided in Chapter 52 of the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission regulations.
  • Non-game animals include:
    • Amphibians such as certain frogs, salamanders, and toads
    • Bats
    • Birds such as crow and magpie
    • Crustaceans such as crayfish
    • Some species of fish
    • Some mammals such as chipmunk, prairie dog, and shrew
    • Mollusks such as certain snails
    • Reptiles such as certain lizards, snakes, and turtles

Exotic Species

In Wyoming, exotic species are any wild animals not normally found in a wild, free, or unconfined status. This includes amphibians, birds, crustaceans, fish, mammals, mollusks, and reptiles. Examples are:

  • Flying Catfish
  • Red Stag
  • Zebra