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Wyo Lawmakers Double Down On Corner Hopping

In response to the Carbon County corner hopping case Wyoming legislators are currently seeking to shore up the law so a concrete definition can be formed around what constitutes “corner crossing”. 

“The amendment would add a clause so the statute reads “no person shall enter upon or travel through” private property without permission.”

HB0103, if passed, would amend Wyoming’s hunter trespass laws seeking to eliminate a gray area in the current law regarding passing through the airspace above private property. 

As things stand, interpretations of Wyoming’s current law blow either way when it comes to air space. Private property-rights advocates claim that it is impossible to not pass through privately owned airspace when corner crossing, thus hunter or criminal trespass occurs during corner hopping. 

At the moment HB0103 has 11 sponsors and is moving forward in the Wyoming legislature and has been fitted with teeth to the tune of up to $1000 and six months in jail for persons found guilty… IF it gets passed. 

All in all, the Carbon County corner hopping case continues to roll on and “like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives,”. 

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