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Grizz
04-23-2013, 09:47 AM
Well Ladies and Gentlemen I am moving to the basin, Thermopolis to be specific. I was given a wonderful opportunity for a great job there and have pounced on it. I will miss being so close to the Big Horns but am gaining world class waterfowl hunting. However, I do have some general questions about the availability of Elk and Deer around Thermop itself. Obviously, just looking for some general info like where to begin looking. I know the Pronghorn hunting will be good and am looking forward to the amount of public land available. Overall, I am excited to move and looking forward to new adventures. Any pointers would be great folks.

Drelk
04-23-2013, 11:02 AM
Doesn't get much better than thermop for everything. Fishing. Deer. Elk. Upland birds. Waterfowl. Climate. Accessibility to the bighorns as well the Cody stuff. I hope to retire there. I'm jealous

Grizz
04-23-2013, 12:30 PM
Yeah, I'm stoked to be going to Thermop. Living in Sheridan has been fantastic but the lack of public ground here is depressing, with the exception of the mountains of course. It gets old watching critters that may as well be on the moon because they are behind posted signs and protected by outfitter leased ground. I guess that is only jealousy talking though... hah! I'll be on the scout for some close to home elk and mulie action down there. Just trying to get a feel for what is there.

Colorado Cowboy
04-23-2013, 01:27 PM
New territory....always interesting. Great area, should be fun!

Hope your new job is great too.

NM_Archer
04-23-2013, 02:34 PM
Congrats on the move!! I lived in Powell and Worland when I was younger. Still have family up that way. We always hunted unit 62 above meeteetse for elk. Havent been up there for a while so not sure how the hunting still is between all the grizzlies and wolves. If your a coyote hunter there is great hunting around thermop. Waterfowl hunting is really good like you said as long as you can get access. Also a great trophy area for mule deer in unit 125 if you can draw the tag. Congrats again and enjoy the area!

Grizz
04-24-2013, 11:17 AM
Thanks a ton... I'll be tearing that place apart on my off days.

ChadH
05-01-2013, 10:15 PM
62 would be great for elk... if you could draw the tag, and then IF you could get on private ground... both kind of huge (or expensive) "IF's".

clacklin009
05-03-2013, 10:50 PM
Grizz, I saw on another post you are a teacher, I am also. What do you teach? Want to hear how Thermop treats you. Good Luck.

kcaves
05-04-2013, 01:28 AM
I dated a girl who teaches in thermop, I think shes a kindergarten teacher now.

Ikeepitcold
05-04-2013, 07:14 AM
Congrats Grizz on the new job. Looks like a good time finding some new hot spots for your hunting. Good luck on both.

sjsmallfield
05-04-2013, 07:53 PM
Sounds like you have a great ride ahead of you Grizz. Congrats on the new job!

Elkoholic307
05-06-2013, 08:16 AM
Elk Area 64 seems to be popular to Thermop residents. As stated earlier, you could also go for 62 but no private land access is needed. 63 is obviously close too and is supposed to be an excellent tag. 125 is great for mulies and the whitetail hunting is also good around Thermop. Just south of Thermopolis through the canyon are some amazing antelope areas and if you don't draw you can pick up the local leftovers.

Grizz
05-07-2013, 01:22 PM
Thanks for the info everyone. This is why I love this forum. Clacklin, I'll keep you posted, IM me sometime, where and what do you teach. I'll be teaching L.A. and coaching BBall. Elkoholic, thanks for the info and the same to everyone who has shared. You folks rock best of luck this fall!

Eberle
05-08-2013, 09:36 AM
Congrats Grizz & Good Luck!

Grizz
05-08-2013, 10:34 AM
So... put in apps last night, did area 75 and 86 for Prongies and areas 125 and 168 type ones for deer. Sticking with my party tag for 38 type 9 for Elk, just can't give up that unit after the success I've had there. Again, thanks for the support and ideas gentlemen. I am stoked for a new adventure. Oh, and it will be nice to limber up the Benelli again on waterfowl my pup thinks he is solely a pheasant finder, he is in for a treat!

Elkoholic307
06-14-2013, 12:40 PM
Sounds like you made some good choices.

mainman38
03-19-2014, 08:59 PM
HEY Grizz ,Was wondering if you still live in thermopolis? If so I was wondering if you could give some insight on the antelope there in unit 83?

Grizz
03-20-2014, 09:29 AM
PM me and I will try to help.

mainman38
03-20-2014, 09:20 PM
hey grizz I tried to pm you but it said you have to many stored private messages in your inbox. Let me know when you have cleared a few of those out and I will send you that pm

Grizz
03-24-2014, 08:44 AM
Inbox cleared try again.

mainman38
03-26-2014, 04:00 PM
Thak you I sent you a PM