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    GOAL: Branch bull

    Hey guys, a buddy and I are applying in Wy this year. Our goal is to kill a branch bull, not looking for a trophy, just a bull. We want to hunt this fall, anyone have any suggestions for a couple Oregon guys? We are used to hunting for days without seeing many elk here in Oregon, hoping Wyoming changes that for us, besides it just sound like fun to see new country.

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    Dont worry Timber you still have almost 5 days to apply! LOL. What do you plan on killing these elk with? I think your options for getting a tag this year will be very limited without going into the special draw and even then they will be pretty limited but there will be a few more options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musket Man View Post
    Dont worry Timber you still have almost 5 days to apply! LOL. What do you plan on killing these elk with? I think your options for getting a tag this year will be very limited without going into the special draw and even then they will be pretty limited but there will be a few more options.
    I know, last minute. I figure worst case, I gain a point for future. Rifle or bow works for me, special is what we plan to apply.

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    If you want a tag this year I would look at 39 type 1, 37 type 9, or the general tag. Most tags you can draw with 0 points have lots of wilderness or poor access.

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    be careful of 37 type nine... you can hunt the second two weeks of archery with a type 1 tag in that unit, lots of people

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    Thanks guys. We are hoping for a general unit at best, but we would like our name in the hat for a Controlled area. After hunting in areas where success rates are less than 5% Wyoming general looks good!

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    If you're applying in the special side, put GEN as your 2nd choice and you'll be guaranteed to draw.

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    You have 63% odds of drawing a gen tag 2nd choice. You might also consider a unit in the bighorns that you can draw with 2-3 points but you can draw a cow tag 2nd choice. Cow tags in some can even be drawn 2nd choice in the reg draw. That way you will get to know the area and have a great hunt in a couple years when you draw a bull tag!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musket Man View Post
    You have 63% odds of drawing a gen tag 2nd choice. You might also consider a unit in the bighorns that you can draw with 2-3 points but you can draw a cow tag 2nd choice. Cow tags in some can even be drawn 2nd choice in the reg draw. That way you will get to know the area and have a great hunt in a couple years when you draw a bull tag!
    That was true last year. Just so everyone knows, Huntin Fool in their January issue made a HUGE push for hunting the general tags and also that you can draw on your second choice. Historically when that promotion by HF happens the odds crash. I'll just bet those odds drop drastically this year.
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    That will most likely affect the 2nd choice odds quite a bit. Be interesting to see. Dont worry timber you can always get a gen tag in Idaho if WY doesnt workout this year.

 

 

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