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    Need help with where to hunt elk

    Father and two sons have 3 points. Looking for zones containing opportunities to see lots of elk. Hunting first two weeks of Oct 2012 due to school vacation.

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    We are not trophy hunters. We would like to get shots at bulls but mainly we just are looking for zones that have good numbers of elk. I looked into zones 30 and 31 and talked to a game warden in the Green River area. He said it is very hard to draw in those zones even with max points. We are first time elk hunters so we don't have a lot of experience and do not have a lot of experience researching. I would appreciate any help I can get.

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    Do you hunt archery or just rifle. If you are willing to hunt archery, there are more than plenty elk in areas 1 or 117. Also the big horns have a lot of elk. rifle season in 1 or 117 is hit and miss. But there are plenty of areas in wyo to hunt and see a lot of elk. There are more elk in the western side and a lot more public land.

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    We hunted the Washakie wilderness this fall on got our elk but you have to watch out for the bears. You will see a good population of elk in that area.

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    Thank you both for your respone. We only hunt rifle. We only have a limited amout of time due to the boy's school schedule. We would prefer to go where there are NO grizzlies or NO wolves because of my teenage boys. Can you give me some good hunt area numbers that I can look into?
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    Are you planning on going with an oufitter

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    The Big Horns will get you away from the bears

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    No i don't want to use an outfiter i want to do it on are own on public land.I will have to look in to the bighorns.Do you know what the zone numbers are?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gman1 View Post
    We hunted the Washakie wilderness this fall on got our elk but you have to watch out for the bears. You will see a good population of elk in that area.
    I assume you must have been with an outfitter gman1?

    Just some FYI cal71, you can't hunt in a wilderness in Wyoming without a guide. That really limits some of those western units that you can hunt in. The bighorn's units are mostly unit's 33-49. A few of those are on the fringes of the mountains.

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    I would stay away from the NE corner unless you can come back a couple times since the elk run into SD every now and then. The bighorns i think would be your best bet. Area 38 would be my first choice. Maybe area 36 but it gets pretty crowded. All the areas in the bighorns due so you have to be willing to hike up high away from everyone. You might also want to check into the sierra madres which are west of encampment, wy. There are a lot of elk there also.

 

 

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