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Elk Hunting Units In Wyoming


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#1 ksnative

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 07:31 PM

My father brother and I are looking for some information on the available elk hunting units for the upcoming 2009 season. We are looking for a unit that is relatively easy to draw a tag for and presents a decent chance of harvesting a good bull elk. If you have hunted wyoming and have any info it would be greatly appreciated. thanks

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 01:35 AM

There is a lot of public land to hunt in Wyoming. It really depends on what you want. Most of the good units require at least a couple preference points. There are guys on this forum that have hunted elk a lot more than I have, and I really couldn't give an educated opinion on good units. I would get a guide if I were in your situation.....they can secure tags for you. If you want references I can help you out. Some of the other guys on this forum might be of more help if you are looking for an unguided public land hunt.
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Posted 19 December 2008 - 08:56 AM

Welcome Ksnative. Your request is what everyone, especially we flatlanders want. I have never set foot in Wyoming but some of our members have. I would agree if you want assurance of success then go the outfitter/guide route. You are going to unfamiliar country and most likely hunting an unfamiliar animal. I did a public land hunt in CO a couple of years ago and can say I learned a whole lot but came home empty handed. Had a great time but the learning curve was very high. If I were to go back and do it all over again my chances would improve a bunch. One of our members has said do it yourself hunting even if you do it 5 or six times is still cheaper than one guided hunt and by that time you will have learned the ropes. He has a point but that first time the learning curve is very steep. Good Luck
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Posted 21 December 2008 - 12:20 PM

Like whip stated WY has tons of public land but you cannot hunt inside a wilderness area unless you have a resident with you. So be watchful your not applying for a wilderness area like savage run or something. I believe you guys can apply for a zone if you wish which should up your chances. The elk are plentiful in this little state


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