"We thought it was a flawed piece of legislation from the start," Gary Wilmot, executive director of the Wyoming Outdoor Council told WyoFile.com. "One of our early arguments against this was it's very different than criminal trespass. Criminal trespass you have to knowingly be on private land. This law, you don't have to trespass knowingly, and that's why we saw it as so risky for wildlife researchers. We're worried about people making honest mistakes and being guilty of this crime."