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GMX
12-20-2012, 05:17 PM
Looking for info on these areas. Looking to try something new even if its just for cows.

MOHunter
01-10-2013, 09:00 PM
I would also appreciate some help on area 40. I was planning to try it for the 1st time this year for cows. However, I just noticed that the new regs eliminated the later cow season ON the national forest. The only season listed is OFF the NF. What can you all tell us about the hunting down lower off the NF?

kiddwinner
06-26-2013, 12:08 PM
Did either of you guys draw area 40?

GMX
06-30-2013, 01:49 PM
No i tried somewhere else

kiddwinner
07-01-2013, 09:13 AM
No i tried somewhere else

Ill be doing area 40 archery only next year, if you decide to put in let me know... Its an awesome area, big bulls and few people if your not afraid to walk

GMX
07-03-2013, 03:01 PM
Thanks i will

Topgun 30-06
12-04-2013, 02:44 PM
I would also appreciate some help on area 40. I was planning to try it for the 1st time this year for cows. However, I just noticed that the new regs eliminated the later cow season ON the national forest. The only season listed is OFF the NF. What can you all tell us about the hunting down lower off the NF?


***Just noticed this comment and it is in error because after 10/15 the Type 6 cow license is good until the middle of December in the entire unit, but only off the NF before that.

xhodzax
12-16-2013, 01:30 PM
any word on area 40?
i will be hunting there next year :)

Topgun 30-06
12-16-2013, 02:00 PM
any word on area 40?
i will be hunting there next year :)


***See post #5 and he lives in Wyoming!!! The entire Bighorn Mountain system supports a great herd of elk with a lot of good bulls if you have the time and knowhow to hunt elk. It's also some gorgeous country to see even if you don't fill a tag.

Elkoholic307
12-16-2013, 02:17 PM
any word on area 40?
i will be hunting there next year :)

What kind of 'word' are you looking for?

xhodzax
12-16-2013, 02:24 PM
:D
elk population etc.
good places to start looking
i will be going out there in july/august to scout
so any help would be appreciated

Topgun 30-06
12-16-2013, 05:33 PM
Elk population---very good with good bulls
Good places to start looking---Start high in the forest, but not up into the wilderness unless you have a guide or licensed resident guide, and work your way down depending on how good or bad the weather is IF you get a tag. You say you're hunting there next season, but the application period isn't even until next month and the draw results won't be known until the end of February, so don't count your chickens before they hatch as the old saying goes! Have you checked the draw odds and how many PPs it takes to draw compared to what you have?

xhodzax
12-17-2013, 07:11 AM
yes i did check into it
i will be going into it with 4 pp
but my 2nd choice will be caw so i will draw that for sure.
area 40 does not have wilderness area

Topgun 30-06
12-17-2013, 09:48 AM
Yep, I was thinking of the far east side of 41 that has some wilderness and you should get a bull tag with 4PPs for either 40 or 41. Good luck to ya!!!

Elkoholic307
12-18-2013, 03:29 PM
There are a lot of great bulls in 40. Eastmans' don't seem to think too highly of it but it's pretty underrated in my opinion. A 370+ bull gets killed there every year and the sheds picked up in the spring are proof that some big boys are still around. I came across this bull in October. His buddies were much bigger than him but he was the only one that stopped and let me take his picture.

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t70/tj_vanderploeg/IMG_0732_zps4835bb90.jpg (http://s157.photobucket.com/user/tj_vanderploeg/media/IMG_0732_zps4835bb90.jpg.html)

Musket Man
12-18-2013, 03:56 PM
Nice bull Elcoholic! Hopefully 40 stays underrated so it doesnt get harder to draw. I might try to draw it next year but Im undecided between 40 and 38.

xhodzax
12-23-2013, 03:14 PM
Nice bull Elcoholic! Hopefully 40 stays underrated so it doesnt get harder to draw. I might try to draw it next year but Im undecided between 40 and 38.

i was thinking about 38 also but 40 is smaller and this would be my 1st trip to wyoming so 40 it is