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Wyoming is a “Shall Issue” state only because of reciprocity reasons. Residents of Wyoming can open carry without a permit, while non-residents must have a permit that Wyoming honors to conceal carry in the state.
It should be known that Wyoming will not issue permits to non-residents.
|Open Carry Permitted?||Yes!|
|Carry In Vehicle?||Yes!|
|Carry In State Park?||Yes!|
|Carry In Restaurants?||Yes!|
|No Weapon Sign Enforced?||Yes!|
|Must Notify Officer?||No|
Any individual who has a permit to conceal carry in another reciprocal U.S. state is legally allowed to carry a firearm in Wyoming. During their time in Wyoming, they will be subject to the laws of the county and state.
YES – Without a Permit/License Open carry is legal in Wyoming.
YES/NO – Without a Permit/License Any person who can legally possess a firearm is allowed to carry a loaded handgun inside a vehicle as long as it is not concealed on your person and is visible. Wyoming residents who can legally own a firearm can carry it concealed on their person in a vehicle without any type of permit/license. Non-residents must have a permit/license to carry a concealed firearm in a vehicle.
You are permitted to carry in state parks, state forests, WMA’s and roadside rest areas.
YES – In Restaurants That Serve Alcohol “Yes” or “No” states if you can carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol. Some restaurants may be posted with “NO GUN” signs. Check with the staff if this means just the bar area. If we have indicated a “Yes” then it should be legal to have a meal without drinking alcohol.
Wyoming gun laws give the force of law to “No Weapons” signs. There are legal penalties for entering a private property or business that has posted these signs.
NO – Must Inform Officer on Contact By Law There are no legal requirements under Wyoming gun laws to tell law enforcement you have a firearm. The law does state that you must carry the permit, together with valid identification, at all times during which the permittee is in actual possession of a concealed handgun and shall produce both documents upon demand by a law enforcement officer.