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wolfriver
10-01-2012, 09:34 AM
Hi, i'm a first time poster on here. I just ordered my subscription to EHM & EHB. Looking to hunt either WY or MT for elk next year. I have hunted WY DIY for goats.and was successful both times. I'm not affraid to work for them. I want to do it my self. Any info anybody can give, thank you.

Conrad8899
10-01-2012, 04:20 PM
may be you could give us sum more info. Are U planning on packing in? Or a base camp? Are U archery,muzz or rifle?

wolfriver
10-02-2012, 06:03 AM
may be you could give us sum more info. Are U planning on packing in? Or a base camp? Are U archery,muzz or rifle?

Rifle and packing in DIY or use a drop camp or rent a cabin.

Old Hunter
10-02-2012, 07:09 AM
You need to make some decisions on what you're going to do. You asked me about Colorado.

Read all these lessons. Links to lessons are on the left. It will get you started in the right direction.

http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/ElkHuntingUniversity/Pages/ElkHuntingUniversity.aspx

Whisky
10-02-2012, 07:39 AM
You need to make some decisions on what you're going to do. You asked me about Colorado.

Read all these lessons. Links to lessons are on the left. It will get you started in the right direction.

http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/ElkHuntingUniversity/Pages/ElkHuntingUniversity.aspx

Damn, that's pretty cool of Colorado to put that together. Bookmarked for a rainy day.....

Doe Nob
10-02-2012, 07:46 AM
Keep in mind in WY as a non-res if you want to go into a wilderness area you are required to use an outfitter.

jjenness
10-02-2012, 09:33 AM
If you decide to try and head to MT make sure you get your application in on time, and do your research about the area you want to hunt. Here are a couple links to the MT Fish Wildlife and Parks were you can check out harvest statistics and draw statistics. Good luck.

http://fwp.mt.gov/hunting/planahunt/harvestReports.html#elk

http://fwp.mt.gov/hunting/planahunt/drawingStatistics/elk.html

Darktimber
10-02-2012, 09:52 AM
Keep in mind in WY as a non-res if you want to go into a wilderness area you are required to use an outfitter.

What an absolutely lame law. I hate when the gov. treats us like children and thinks we need our hand held everywhere. Same as Alaska. They say it is to protect you, but if you are just fishing or hiking, you can go anywhere. Guess its just us hunters that they believe don't have the intelligence to be by ourselves. Or maybe they don't trust us. Or maybe, just maybe these are laws to line the pockets of some select outfitters out there that had some political pull. BS from every angle though.

wapiti66
10-02-2012, 08:34 PM
I'm with Darktimber...it's all a scam to make nonresidents spend more money, as if the tag cost, travel cost, food, lodging and supplies, etc. are not enough already. They know if they make you spend thousands on an outfitter, that money will be taxed and will also be staying in their state. I guess when you step from NF to wilderness things must get really dangerous out there. BS

Chippy Hacky
10-02-2012, 09:21 PM
Has anyone really challenged it?

Muleys 24/7
10-02-2012, 09:46 PM
Yea, what a bunch of crap about the outtfiter deal, Can you have a res with you, or dose it have to be an outfitter? Either way it's lame.

wapiti66
10-03-2012, 06:23 AM
Or has anybody been caught? What is the fine?

wapiti66
10-03-2012, 06:26 AM
Ive never hunted Wyo. But I have 5 elk points and 2 moose points. Id wish they would change that before I burn my points, but I doubt that happens, especially since they are thinking about raising the tag prices so much. I think you can have a res but he/she has to have a special permit to take you?? Not real sure on that one...double check before you go.

wolfriver
10-03-2012, 07:15 AM
Thanks for all the great replies.

shootbrownelk
02-07-2013, 03:02 PM
Darktimber...what you said in your last sentence. Outfitters with pull in the legislature. You can go fishing or camping or birdwatching...or playing "pocket-pool" in the wilderness any time you want...but you NEED an outfitter to hunt! It's all about money!

shootbrownelk
02-07-2013, 03:05 PM
Wapiti, yeah a resident can take you. You need to go to a G&F office for the free (at least it used to be) permit.