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    Region R and Y Wyoming Mule Deer

    Planning a DIY hunt to the Bighorn Nat'l Forest for mule deer this fall. From digging at the odds for a NR, we're very likely to get drawn for either of these regions. I already know NRs cannot go into the wilderness area w/out a guide or resident. Not interested in a guide or hunting the wilderness area.

    We want to get back in the shit away from any other orange. We have ATVs, motivation and stamina.

    Would anyone be interested in recommending a location in either of these regions to set up camp and hunt where we camp?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickpaolini81 View Post
    We want to get back in the shit away from any other orange. We have ATVs, motivation and stamina.
    This statement is a little contradictory. If you want to get away from other hunters, ATV's aren't going to help you do it. Motivation and Stamina will though. Most people you see in the bighorns aren't willing to go where is required during the rifle season to find a decent buck.

    Also in the Bighorns, think "down in the shit"

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    any reccomendations? have you been out to region R or Y?

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    and an ATV will get you to places a truck cannot. i would venture a guess that the majority ofhunter will have trucks not ATVs. ive hunted many places in the rockies where you rode 5 clicks on an Atv to walk another 2.

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    You can only ride ATV's on established roads in Wyoming, so no matter where you go there will be other hunters with ATV's, jeeps, and trucks. Heck last year I drove down a road that was real nasty to get to the end and some one had driven a car in there. I would try and PM Jen Bickel, she is very familiar with the bighorns. I am not. I just know that I see a billion hunters cruising around on ATV's. I wish I could be more help

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    No thank you for the intel! Any insight is useful. Do you happen to know Jen's username within Eastman's? I searched for her name, but could not find her.

    So you really see that many hunters during gun season? I've heard the pressure is high on the weekends and during the week is bearable.

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    I have never hunted the Big Horns, but down in the Snowy Range it seems like a zoo all season long. I think Jen's username is "jenbickel". She really knows her stuff, especially in regards to the Big Horns. Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssliger View Post
    I have never hunted the Big Horns, but down in the Snowy Range it seems like a zoo all season long. I think Jen's username is "jenbickel". She really knows her stuff, especially in regards to the Big Horns. Good luck
    Thanks Ssliger!

    My username is jenbickel lol feel free to PM me with any questions!!

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    I didn't mean to come off as a smarta$$, but ssliger nailed it. I have hunted the bighorn's quite a few times always in region Y (the picture in my avitar was taken on the north end of the Bighorns). If you want to find a buck up on the mountain you need to drop down off the ridges into the canyons. You will find that most of the areas where you can get away from the road, will have you walking downhill away from the truck and back uphill with a heavy pack if you are lucky enough to find a buck down in the timber.

    You ATV will be the most useful if there is some snow up on the mountain that might allow you to get some places most trucks won't.

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    Thanks for the intel guys. mnhunter, ....what tactics do u use when u hunt in this area? Spot n stalk? Do these deer stay in the timber low in the ravines? Do u set up ambush in a timber spot with lots of sign?

    Any areas that you like to hunt up there that has tough country, decent deer numbers, and not a ton of hunters? I'm not scared of the hills or humpin 3 clicks w my pack. If you don't want to put a spot on the open forum Pm me

 

 

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