FISHING AND BOATING

Common Boating Violations

The following are common boating violations encountered by game wardens while patrolling the state's lakes and rivers.  Refer to the Wyoming Watercraft Regulation for more information.

Failing to carry proper safety equipment:
  • Life jackets of the proper size for everyone on board.
  • Throwable flotation device on boats 16 feet or longer.
  • Fire extinguisher on motorized boats with enclosed compartments.
  • Sound producing device.
Improper registration:
  • Operating an unregistered boat.
  • Failing to carry a certificate of number on board.
  • Improper display of numbers.
Unsafe operation:
  • Failing to obey buoys or markers.
  • Operation by person under 16 years of age.
  • Careless or reckless operation of watercraft.
  • Boating under the influence (BUI).

Want to know the rules?  Check out our Watercraft Regulations.

You can get a free copy of the Wyoming Boating Guide by calling 307-777-4600.
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