Wyoming is one of my favorite states. Just second behind Alaska.
The people are some of the nicest I've met . But you can't just show
up and think that you are going to be handed something just because
You are a nonresident that spent $4000.00 . People who hunt public
land and are successful ( east coast or west, resident or nonresident) worked
hard to find their spots. Probably after many frustrating hunts like you
experienced. Game wardens, land owners , public land hunters are peppered
with requests for access,or info on "a good spot" .
The simple truth is easy access, lots of public land , good success rates = PP' s
And luck in the draw or pay for access to private land.
Difficult access , limited public land, Easy draw, poor success =
Your experience .
Do your due diligence ,research as hard as you hunt will help exponentially .