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B4U
02-05-2014, 05:56 PM
Hello. I am new to the forum. I am a nonresident, and have been hunting WY for about 5 years now, only in Reg Y. I have always had good luck finding deer as I am not afraid of getting off the road and putting miles on, but would like to try a different area looking for bigger deer. I only have 2 PP. I was thinking of applying in the Special Draw this year for area 89 type 1 as my first choice {knowing I probably won't get} and trying for Reg H on my second choice. So I can retain my points. My question is, does anyone know the draw odds on Reg H as a second choice in the NR Special Draw? Any help would be appreciated.

hoshour
02-05-2014, 06:23 PM
Look at the preference points statistics on the WY Game and Fish site at this address http://gf.state.wy.us/web2011/hunting-1001301.aspx

B4U
02-05-2014, 06:27 PM
Thanks. I already had looked here, maybe I am reading it wrong. It shows all of the Special Reg H went out to first choice applicants. Although in the MRS of Eastmans they say it is possible as a second choice option. Am I missing something?

Musket Man
02-05-2014, 06:35 PM
Just look in the random draw for 2nd choice odds. H was 8% last year 2nd choice. Not alot better then the odds on 89 first chioce, but you could definitely draw Y as your third choice if you wanted to try it.

Musket Man
02-05-2014, 06:37 PM
Look at the Special random draw. There were a few tags left in it for 2nd choice

http://wgfd.wyo.gov/web2011/Departments/Hunting/pdfs/DRAW_DEER_RD_NONRESSP_20130004264.pdf

B4U
02-05-2014, 06:42 PM
Trying to get H as a buddy should have an elk tag, and wants to try out there. I am not counting on me getting my elk tag so looking for options for deer without burning the points I do have. 8% is not very good odds though. Is H worth burning 2 points on? Any advise?

B4U
02-05-2014, 06:44 PM
Thanks. Didn't look at this one.

Musket Man
02-05-2014, 06:58 PM
Your welcome! I have no first hand experience with H. I think it could be a good hunt but like most regions scouting would probably be very helpful.

B4U
02-05-2014, 07:18 PM
Will be making a scouting trip before season. If I get the tag!
Long ways to drive and scout with no tag. Just fishing for advise from someone who has been there before burning points. Thanks

hoshour
02-05-2014, 07:30 PM
H has some big deer for guys who can draw a limited entry hunt, but for general season, Guy only has it rated as marginal.

hoshour
02-05-2014, 07:34 PM
H also has a lot of wilderness so a nonresident would need a guide or a local to hunt those areas.

Musket Man
02-05-2014, 08:35 PM
H has a reputation for producing some good bucks but I think it has gone down some in recent years. The wilderness is definitely an obstetrical too but if you are wanting the tag so you can hunt elk with your friend I would assume either he is hunting an area thats not wilderness or he is a resident you could go in the wilderness with. Are you sure the season dates for elk and deer are the same in that unit?

B4U
02-05-2014, 08:57 PM
Deer opens earlier than elk, for rifle, but he was going to buy the archery permit and hunt before rifle season. And we are both NR so we won't be able to get into the wilderness.A guide is not in the budget. Sure would be nice to get in the wilderness.

Musket Man
02-05-2014, 09:44 PM
Ok. Its just a good idea to check the season dates for the specific unit or units as they can vary quite alot in some regions. The wilderness rules are definitely an issue to NR's in areas like that.

Yooper Bob
02-06-2014, 07:43 AM
I have hunted H several times,there is tons of good country to hunt outside the wilderness, best areas are high country backpack hunting.

mnhoundman
02-06-2014, 07:48 AM
Welcome to the forum! I have 4 points and was looking into g or h also,but I think I may hold out for a limited quota tag another year and hopefully it will pay off. Where are you from? See your a taxidermist also!

B4U
02-06-2014, 07:59 AM
I have hunted H several times,there is tons of good country to hunt outside the wilderness, best areas are high country backpack hunting.

Thanks for the info! That is what we plan on doing.

B4U
02-06-2014, 08:00 AM
Osakis. And you?

bcdeer
02-06-2014, 12:30 PM
Biggest problem with "H" is you can't hunt the wilderness as a non resident by yourself and that is where most of the hunting is. Thats why most non res do it yourself ers put in for "G". Pretty much same gene pool and lots of public land. I just put in for the special tag today. I have hunted it twice.

mnhoundman
02-06-2014, 12:33 PM
Osakis. And you?


New York Mills, not to far away.

bcdeer
02-06-2014, 12:48 PM
I have hunted H several times,there is tons of good country to hunt outside the wilderness, best areas are high country backpack hunting.

Thats good to know, I have no personal experience with "H" and only repeated what I have read or heard. I have hunted "G" twice but it is harder to draw probably because of the public land vs wilderness issue. I'm going to look into "H" a little more!

Cobbhunts
02-06-2014, 12:50 PM
How were your region G hunts? Is it doable without a guide and or horses?

bcdeer
02-06-2014, 01:01 PM
How were your region G hunts? Is it doable without a guide and or horses?

You just have to be in good shape and have good optics. I last hunted there 2 years ago and saw about a dozen 4 pts but wasn't ready for the 180 class buck I saw. Totally my fault. some of the overlooked basins you can hunt from your truck but normally you would pack in. The best thing I can tell you is pack in someplace other than from a trailhead or take a trailhead to get in a ways then branch off to get away from the guides and people with horses.

Cobbhunts
02-06-2014, 01:09 PM
Thanks BC!!

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