March/April 2014 EBJ (Issue 82) - My hunting buddy encouraged me to apply for a nonresident Wyoming trophy mule deer tag I knew little about. It sounded like a good unit and fueled with my love for mountain bowhunting, I knew I had to try. I’ve never spent more than $16 on a deer license, but I knew I would get my $600 refund check back when I didn’t draw.
A couple months went by and the draw results date arrived. I checked my status and saw I was successful, then logged back into the website to make sure there wasn’t a mistake. I was pumped to be able to do an extra hunt this fall, but at the same time I wondered what I had gotten myself into!
I planned on breaking up a sixday hunt into two three-day hunts. This would keep my pack light and manageable so I could go farther if I needed to. I also didn’t want to overdo it since I’d be hunting at 9,000+ feet in very rugged terrain.