Look, you can do the research, yet you won't. What gets old is guys like you "guessing" and flat spreading misinformation.I actually hunted WY in 2017 - local GW told me that corner hopping was a no-no and I would be ticketed if I did it. I've also seen it in the regulations and information put out by the state of WY where it says not to.
GW will be the best source cause he's the one that will show up if the local land owner calls it in.
This is from area 62, public access section, on the antelope hunt planner map - look it up:
"While roughly 60 percent is public land, slightly more than the southern half of this area lies in what is called the “checkerboard,” where every other square mile is private. As a result, public lands in the checkerboard that do not touch a public road are generally not accessible without permission of a private land owner...."
Ultimately, you make the call.
Buzz may simply be trying to get NR folks in trouble.
I'm not advising anyone to corner cross if they haven't done their due diligence, have the skills to find the corners, or aren't comfortable doing it.
But, that doesn't dismiss the 2014 legal opinion that the Wyoming State Attorney General at the time, Patrick Crank wrote in regard to corner crossing. You can find it on the net, it clearly states that corner crossing without any intent to hunt the private is NOT a hunting violation. I've posted the legal opinion before...I suggest you read it.
Further, I have asked several county attorneys if they would prosecute corner crossing under criminal trespass, some claimed they would. I asked for the cases that the prosecuted for it...not a single one, ever. Most of them said they wouldn't bother prosecuting even if a ticket were given.
Don't take my word for it, call them yourself.
As to the warden who wrongly said he'd give you a ticket...next time ask them what statute they'd write you for that says its illegal to cross from one piece of public land to another piece of public land.
I know of a case about 5 or so years ago, when an over-zealous warden scratched a hunter a ticket for corner crossing. I also know that first thing Monday morning former GF Director Scott Talbott ripped that ticket up and reminded his Game Wardens about the AG opinion.
I've set more than one warden straight on corner crossing...its NOT a hunting violation and its, at best, a gray area in criminal trespass.
If you ever have a warden tell you they'll ticket you for corner crossing, I'd like to know about it, who and when.
What I do know is that its becoming more and more common all the time in Wyoming, and hunters corner cross a lot. But, quit spreading the misinformation that you can get a hunting violation for it...that's simply not true.