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    2014 Elk with 5pts

    First time poster but been an Eastman subscriber for 5+ years and have been collecting elk(5) and deer(8) points for a while. I would like to come and have the chance to see some bulls, have great experience in Wyoming and potentially harvest a 300" bull. However, it seems 5 points is kind of in "no mans land" as far as Blue and Green chip areas. I would like a DIY hunt in non-wilderness area with sufficient public land hunt. It seems after combing over areas and draw odds from 2013 that unit 38,40 or 41 would work. I really cant afford to come back twice to utilize then archery/rifle for 41 and 38/40 is either archery or rifle. I am leaning heavy towards rifle and was wondering if anybody had any advise or experience in any of the aforementioned units?
    Thanks in advance for any insight.

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    Just realized my message is kind of weird. Anybody think burning 5 pts on area 38 rifle is crazy when all it takes is approx. 3 pts?

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    I don't know anything about area 38, but there is a bunch of info on here for that area. Just do a search. It should get you pointed in the right direction.

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    It will take more than 3 PPs for any of those this year for a 100% chance in the regular draw with the PP creep and the fact that more people may apply if they find out that there is a bill being introduced in the Legislature for a 10% across the board fee increase that, if passed, would take effect in the 2015 season. As mentioned, there is already a discussion on unit 38 and a couple people that can give you advice on it. I'm partial to 41 since I hunt that side of the mountain. Unit 41 can be hunted on the Type 1 license with a bow from 9/15-9/30 while units 38 and 40 can only be hunted with a rifle on the Type 1 license. All three have an archery only A/O tag good the entire month of September, so you might want to think about that, although I didn't check to see how many PPs those tags require. I'm partial to the September bow hunt when the bulls are bugling and it's much easier to find them and the weather is a lot better!
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    I did 41 last year, I hope you like crowds... easy access with ~1025 tags = People EVERYWHERE... PM me, Ive also hunted 40 type 9 and 38 type 9...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiddwinner View Post
    I did 41 last year, I hope you like crowds... easy access with ~1025 tags = People EVERYWHERE... PM me, Ive also hunted 40 type 9 and 38 type 9...
    ***How did you get the 1025 total? According to the Final Regulations published on the G&F website there were 375 Type 1 and 400 Type 4 cow/calf tags isued for the October rifle season. Even that is a lot of people if all are in the field at one time and why I prefer to hunt the bow seasons and fall back on the rifle as a last resort.

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    Plus 150 Type 6 licenses and who knows how many general deer hunters...
    Arise... Kill, Eat! - Acts 10:13

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    Buy a cow tag and learn the unit then if it's decent come back and burn the points on a bull tag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WapitiBob View Post
    Buy a cow tag and learn the unit then if it's decent come back and burn the points on a bull tag.
    This should be the advice given to all newcomers. There is nothing better on deciding where to burn points than boots on the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssliger View Post
    This should be the advice given to all newcomers. There is nothing better on deciding where to burn points than boots on the ground.
    ***Definitely great advice!!! Yes, I did miss the fact that the Type 6 tags were also good for that time period if not filled earlier. Also, with the addition of deer hunters like 307 mentioned, I would imagine it would seem like several thousand were there!
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