With the unit 54 tag being split between north or south of the Clarks Fork, it is really not a whole lot different than last year.
Guys choosing to hunt the north area would basically be hunting the east half of the old unit 50.
It appears on the new map that 54 now takes in the Rattlesnake Mountain area which was part of 121 previously so the south portion did get a bit larger.
With Eastmans write up on 54/65 the odds might be tougher this year. Just a guess though.
Yea, I was thinking he was going archery type 9 for some reason.
I am planning on doing a type 9 hunt, WapitiBob (if you were talking to me?) But that's very interesting... all of these changes... I messaged Guy on Facebook and he thinks the draw odds will get even better for 54 because the unit is soooo much bigger than it was before... but who knows...?
Also, is there ANY way to know of when the season close date will be? I think that's pretty dumb of WY to not tell anyone what time the season will close until 3 months after we've already submitted our applications... doesn't seem too fair to me?? But if you guys had to GUESS, what dates do you think that season would end? As long as it ends after mid-September that's fine with me... Just want to hunt some big bulls in the rut... BUT I don't want to spend my 4 points and then find out that the season closes Sept. 1 before the rut even starts... Do you guys think there is any chance that would happen?
And none of what is now unit 54 is wilderness, correct? I don't want to hire a guide. I do NOT like bears at all, especially grizzlies, but if there are 380" bulls running around, I'll take my chances with the bears
My intent was to rifle hunt early and hunt high. So my questions now are:
1. Did the loss of the country to the west create a situation where the good hunting will be later and on private ground?
2. Should I be looking at area 51 instead?
3. Still looking for an outfitter that hunts this country if anyone can suggest one. Life may not allow me to hunt it DIY like I would like to, it's an 8 hour drive from my house.
I forgot question # 4. If I do put in for 54 should it be north or south?
Good luck hope some on gets drawn for it. I am in for these units so we will see. Did you ever get an answer about hunting type 9 for this unit? I was wondering the same thing about if the bulls are in the unit this early or if they move in with the weather?
There are always big bulls around there, the problem is they go onto the Two Dot ranch and they do not allow hunting of bulls...
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