WYBDR Route Update
We have received complaints from the Wyoming Game & Fish Department and the Bighorn National Forest managers about unwanted behavior of riders on the WYBDR. Please review these guidelines before heading out on the WYBDR and Ride Respectfully to help preserve access to our public lands.
Can I fish on the WYBDR?
Each state has its own recreational fishing requirements and restrictions. To learn about the required licenses and stamps for fishing (and hunting) in Wyoming, visit https://wgfd.wyo.gov/apply-or-buy
Please note, the Wyoming Game & Fish Department has reported a number of riders fishing without the proper licenses and conservation stamps, so please ensure that you have obtained the proper permits if you intend to go fishing during your WYBDR trip.
What if I see a ‘Private Land Sign’?
The WYBDR route includes a few instances where the the track follows an easement road through private land. In many, but not all cases, the land owners have installed “private land” signs and it is important that riders acknowledge these signs and stay on the designated track. If you are unsure of the land ownership adjacent to the roads, such as outside of national forest lands, it’s best to stay on the track to avoid trespassing. In all cases riders should not ride off the roads which creates new trails and damages vegetation. Please remember that riding off the designated roads can jeopardize our right to use these roads for recreation.
What if I encounter a gate along the route?
On most BDRs riders will encounter gates across roads and the WYBDR is no exception. These gates are important and are used by ranchers to control and separate herds. The rule of thumb is to leave the gate as you’ve found it. This means that if it was closed when you found it, close it after passing through. If it was open, leave it open. It is important for riders to follow this rule to prevent animal herds intermixing, and respect the rights and needs of private landowners and permittees.