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Ilovethewest
01-18-2013, 12:39 PM
How is the weather fairing in Wyoming? More specifically in the north eastern half of the state? hunting region C again next fall, at least thats the plan. Just wondering how the deer are fairing so far.

robsev
01-19-2013, 07:09 AM
So far the winter has been pretty mild. Not much snow at all and only a handful of cold days. Not much feed left for them though. We're going to need a lot of spring rain or the herds may be in trouble.

jenbickel
01-19-2013, 10:46 AM
I agree. The winter has been super mild. Our river isn't even all the way frozen which is weird for this time of year. It's putting a damper on my across the river shed hunting. We are going to need some sort of moisture..

Ilovethewest
03-06-2013, 05:56 PM
hope all is well in Wyo. We just got another 8" here in WI. Last year in March we hit 80 deg...........we MIGHT sniff 40 deg later this week and into next, and we have alot of snow on the ground.

I hope you guys out in Eastern/NE Wyo have had a good winter with some decent precip. and a wet spring! After last years drought some good rain would help you guys out alot.

crumy
03-09-2013, 10:04 PM
This last little storm just barely dusted Laramie. I think most of snow was in colorado. I think this will be another ugly year for the animals. Hope I am wrong.

HiMtnHnter
03-10-2013, 08:36 AM
Depends on where you are. Most of Wyoming is below normal snowpack, anywhere from 70-90%, with very few drainages at or above 90%. Here in SE Wyoming not one storm has brought as much snow as predicted. This last one was forecasted to bring 3-7" or so and we got maybe an inch. Pretty weak winter. I hope we get some good rains . . .

ssliger
03-10-2013, 11:24 AM
If we don't get some good rains, we are in for a very long fire season!!

crumy
03-11-2013, 10:48 PM
Laramie got some GOOD snow today (Monday) but don't know about mountains. 8 inches in town. Wet snow. supposed to be 45 on Wednesday.

HiMtnHnter
03-12-2013, 11:32 AM
Laramie got some GOOD snow today (Monday) but don't know about mountains. 8 inches in town. Wet snow. supposed to be 45 on Wednesday.

Definitely some much needed moisture . . . I think I'm going to look into being a meteorologist. I think they've been wrong most of the time and still keep a job!

Lets hope we keep getting some moisture here and there, but that the temps stay up . . .

ssliger
03-12-2013, 03:30 PM
Definitely some much needed moisture . . . I think I'm going to look into being a meteorologist. I think they've been wrong most of the time and still keep a job!

Lets hope we keep getting some moisture here and there, but that the temps stay up . . .

Do you mean how we were supposed to have the storm of the century Saturday, got 1/2 inch.Then the weather yesterday said slight chance of snow with little to no accumulation and 8" drop.

oldbobinjoseph
04-01-2013, 10:45 PM
So, now we're into April. Wow's it been and what's the outlook? Hoping to draw gote tags this fall with my 4 points...

crumy
04-02-2013, 08:18 AM
Dry, Dry, with some extra Dry. At least in the South East part.

ssliger
04-02-2013, 12:21 PM
Dry, Dry, with some extra Dry. At least in the South East part.

Dry, Dry................ And also really dry!
It makes me sick.

birdhunter
04-03-2013, 06:53 AM
In NE Wyo, they are already having meetings about enforcing a complete fire ban. The hills have gotten some snow last month but they are so far behind in moisture it didnt help too much. Lots of ranchers selling out because they wont have any hay to harvest because its so dry.

oldbobinjoseph
04-03-2013, 08:25 PM
Thanks guy's. Our area in NE Oregon is at about 87% of normal (snow pack water content) but it sounds like you guy's are not near that. Hope you get some major spring rains! The weather tonight say's there is some pretty good moisture coming in for the next few days and I hope it makes it over to you...

nickpaolini81
04-06-2013, 08:29 AM
What about the Bighorns? ?How was the winter up there? Moisture?

wyohunter1
04-06-2013, 09:14 AM
They had the season settings meetings last week. Most of the antelope tags were cut big time, 50-60 percent in some of the units.

HiMtnHnter
04-07-2013, 07:01 PM
Most of the areas in the state? 50-60% in some areas? That seems pretty drastic . . .

kcaves
04-08-2013, 12:08 AM
well we're supposed to get the storm of the century this week lol. They're calling for almost 2 feet of snow in town so who knows what the mountains will get. Work is telling me to bring extra food in case highway 59 closes

Fish
04-08-2013, 08:47 AM
I wish we could have sent you guys some of that nearly 2 in of rain we got this weekend in westenr WA. Looks like we may not draw all are doe deer and antelope tags if this keeps up. Hope you get some moisture real soon.

kcaves
04-09-2013, 04:39 PM
We're getting hammered with snow in central Wyoming, over a foot on the ground and still snowing

robsev
04-10-2013, 09:37 AM
We got about 10 inches in Gillette. biggest snowfall all winter.

ssliger
04-10-2013, 11:20 AM
Got maybe 3-4 in Laramie. Hoping the mountains got a bunch more. Lander got something like 28".

birdhunter
04-10-2013, 12:34 PM
Got about 10" here in town. The hills got anywhere from 16-24". Nice heavy wet snow. Should help some but it will have to rain a lot this spring for it to do any good.

ADavid
04-10-2013, 05:20 PM
got about a foot here. forcast looks like more is on the way

WYrider
04-10-2013, 05:39 PM
Looks preaty bleak up there. Although, I was up shed hunting on Sunday and saw a herd of about 7-800. They looked good and prego. Looks like Gillette got about 15 inches yesterday. Although if the weatherman was correct the Bighorns where only supposed to get about 6-8 inches. More snow the beggining of next week though. Keep fingers crossed for some more wet heavy white stuff.

Rant- I hate going into work and hearing everyone complaining about fresh snow in April.

Ilovethewest
04-11-2013, 07:47 AM
glad to see you got some snow. I wish i could send some rain your way from here in wisconsin. we have gotten dumped on all week. I keep watching weather reports hoping to see rain in the N/NE/NC region. It will make for bigger horns and more deer for me to chase around next October! LOL

Elkoholic307
04-12-2013, 01:12 PM
Only got an inch or two in the Basin-Greybull area. West side of the 'Horns got a little more but not by much.

I heard Lander got 18 inches of wet, heavy snow which is pretty awesome since that's where our water comes from.

HiMtnHnter
04-14-2013, 07:52 AM
We got a modest inch last night in the SE with more on the way this week. Supposed to get cooooold . . . Old man winter aint done yet . . .

HayHay98
04-17-2013, 03:23 PM
We received 20"+ over the past 2 days here in Central WY. Casper Mtn has received over 3' so I'm sure the Shirley's, Laramie Peak, etc. have also received significant snow. We really needed this!!

HiMtnHnter
04-17-2013, 05:09 PM
We received 20"+ over the past 2 days here in Central WY. Casper Mtn has received over 3' so I'm sure the Shirley's, Laramie Peak, etc. have also received significant snow. We really needed this!!

Hopefully it's not too hard on the deer/antelope. It's hard to tell how much we've gotting here in Laramie due to the wind drifting it up, but I'd guess 6-8" over the past several days that has either blow away or melted. We had a south wind yesterday that melted a bunch. Mostly just cold and WINDY . . . Saw a herd of goats and they looked to be in good shape.

birdhunter
04-17-2013, 08:43 PM
Got about 4" in town here the last couple days. The hills got around 6-8". Heard on the radio that after the last 2 weeks, that the mountains in wyoming are averaging around 92% of normal snowpack. Thats some good news. Now if we could get some more moisture in the lower elevations.

kcaves
04-17-2013, 10:05 PM
not to whine about it or anything cuz i'm not, but this weather is really putting a damper on my plans for shed hunting and fishing

DryFlyGuy
04-17-2013, 10:34 PM
I just put 1000 miles behind the windshield in the last day and a half from northwest Wyoming to Northwest Colorado and back. The I-80 corridor and south of there got some decent accumulation. Colorado was really getting quite a bit of wet, heavy snow while I was visiting.

humbletaxi
04-25-2013, 08:55 PM
Any updates on the Casper area?

ADavid
04-26-2013, 06:43 AM
We have gotten Alot of snow the past couple weeks but now its all melted and gone, need some rain now but its not looking too bad so far

humbletaxi
04-26-2013, 06:50 AM
Awesome! So when will the quotas and seasons be set?

ssliger
04-26-2013, 06:58 AM
Awesome! So when will the quotas and seasons be set?
They are having a meeting in Casper yesterday and today according to the website. So hopefully they will have them out in next week or so.

HiMtnHnter
04-26-2013, 07:44 AM
They are having a meeting in Casper yesterday and today according to the website. So hopefully they will have them out in next week or so.

Tis the season of waiting . . .

Eak06ATV
04-26-2013, 11:30 AM
How has it been in the Wind River range, Pinedale and Big Sandy?????

ssliger
04-30-2013, 05:31 PM
Quotas have been updated to the WY game and fish website. Looks like some of the Antelope areas in the Red Desert got cut by almost 50%. It still boggles my mind that no matter what happens (winter kill, drought and such ) they keep the quota for Deer area 102 at 400 tags.

HiMtnHnter
04-30-2013, 06:17 PM
I was thinking the same thing . . . They just aren't willing to budge on that one.

crumy
04-30-2013, 06:25 PM
Also the areas 76 and surrounding are still general. I can't believe that. They need to quota the whole thing and reduce the tags from 300 to like 100 in 78.. Not enough deer in the area and it gets over hunted.

crumy
04-30-2013, 07:31 PM
BTW.. It is snowing hard. It is a Wet Wet Snow like in the mid-west. Yeah 4/30.... and SNOWING>

oldbobinjoseph
04-30-2013, 11:32 PM
Quotas have been updated to the WY game and fish website. Looks like some of the Antelope areas in the Red Desert got cut by almost 50%. It still boggles my mind that no matter what happens (winter kill, drought and such ) they keep the quota for Deer area 102 at 400 tags.
Where are you seeing quota info? After viewing your post I went to the WG&F site and could find no info...

ssliger
05-01-2013, 06:43 AM
Where are you seeing quota info? After viewing your post I went to the WG&F site and could find no info...

When you go to the WY game and fish website, choose "Plan your Hunt", then select a species, and it's under "Seasons and Types".

PS, Ridgerunner, you sent me a PM, I tried to reply but your inbox is full.

HiMtnHnter
05-01-2013, 06:44 AM
Look under hunting and click on WGFD Regulations.

humbletaxi
05-25-2013, 07:22 AM
Thread bump. How is the moisture/die off, situation looking in central Wyoming?

ADavid
05-25-2013, 07:09 PM
got 2 solid days of non stop rain in casper about a week ago, everything has greened up nicely and die off seems minimal. supposed to get more rain this week fingers crossed.

Kevin W
06-06-2013, 08:27 PM
So how's the moisture situation in Wyoming going? Still dry and drought like? How about the sage a prairies? How are they looking?

crumy
06-06-2013, 09:14 PM
I just drove from Laramie to Salt Lake. Things were pretty green for a majority of the state. At least off of 80. We have a had very very weather temp wise so far. Things are looking good. But I just read that the fawns and calves this year seem to be down.

HiMtnHnter
06-07-2013, 06:37 AM
I just drove from Laramie to Salt Lake. Things were pretty green for a majority of the state. At least off of 80. We have a had very very weather temp wise so far. Things are looking good. But I just read that the fawns and calves this year seem to be down.

Time will tell. Antelope are just now dropping around here.

Ilovethewest
07-24-2013, 04:06 PM
well winter is long past, but how is the summer going? here in Wisconsin, we are like way way ahead on rainfall. we have already bypassed our entire yearly precipitation average. How are things in the Gillette/Buffalo areas? drought? wet? October cant come soon enough. Cant wait to get out there and chase some mulies around.

robsev
07-24-2013, 04:42 PM
We haven't had any rain for a couple of weeks but everything is still pretty green. A lot of the pastures the grass is so high you can't see the antelopes legs. Way better than last summer.