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Small Game Hunting Information
Definitions

Daily bag limit means the maximum number of small game that may be legally taken in a single day.

Nontoxic shot means steel or any other federally approved nontoxic shot. Acurrent list of federally approved nontoxic shot types can be viewed at:www.fws.gov.

Possession limit means the maximum number of small game that may be legally taken in a single day.

Nontoxic Shot

Nontoxic shot shall be required when using a shotgun to take small game on all of the lands included in the Springer and Table Mountain Wildlife Habitat Areas and on all national wildlife refuges open to hunting. No person shall possess shot shells loaded with shot other than nontoxic shot while hunting small game on all lands in the Springer and Table Mountain Wildlife Habitat Management Areas and on national wildlife refuges.

Important Information: Pygmy Rabbits

Small game hunters in southwest Wyoming should be aware of the pygmy rabbit, a small, rare rabbit similar in appearance to the cottontail. Pygmy rabbits are found in Uinta, southern Lincoln and Sublette counties and western Sweetwater County. Pygmy rabbits inhabit dense, tall thickets of sagebrush along small streams and riparian areas, sagebrush stringers along dry washes, and hummocks or clumps of sagebrush on dry, upland benches. The pygmy rabbit is classified as a nongame species and protected from intentional harvest. There is no open season for taking pygmy rabbits. The pygmy rabbit is about the size of a juvenile cottontail. Other comparative characteristics are:

Pygmy Rabbit
- short rounded ears
- small, inconspicuous tail
- yellow-brown on underside

Cottontail Rabbit
-longer, more pointed ears
- large white tail

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