It took them 5 years of throwing big money at the rancher to get it done,but they now have exclusive rights to the land.Enough crying,I have regrouped and have bought 5 maps from US Forest service and have the Hunting GPS Maps.I should be hunting just mule deer this year in region H,Wyoming.I don't want anyone to tell me there hunting spot.I have some questions about the maps.What I am trying to do is not have any suprises when I arrive for a 2 week hunt.I have picked out a few spots that look good.There will be 3 of us,we are well equiped for camping.Being from Indiana,I plan on being in WY 2 days before season,not much time to find camping spot thats not far from hunting spots.I am looking at 151,152. I would really like to private message or even call to someone that knows,or lives in those units.Any help would be greatly appreciated.
They must be mega rich to buy a ranch in that area. Sorry about the loss of hunting area. The billionaires are pushing out the millionaires. Must be rough. Hopefully they keep ranching the land. They could buy me out if they wanted. Too bad trailer parks aren't the newest style. There is an outfitter from that general area that is pretty regular on this site that is probably a good resource. Introductions like ScottR said seem to work out pretty well.
Hey, I put a hand shake out there.I hope I didn't get long winded.I hope to talk to you again,Thanks Dick
Hey againstthewind, The ranch is east of Douglas.The bad part about the whole thing is the rich showed up at the ranch saying they got burned out of good hunting where they were hunting at and had a friend with them that was dieing of cancer.That got to the ranchers heart,and let them hunt for free.I even help show them the property lines and where to go.Well the next year they showed up and bought the rancher a new barn for 3 days of hunting.If you can call it hunting,they hired a guide to find the game and they would show up from the holiday in to shoot them.Next year they wanted exclusive rights to the best part of the ranch while they were there,next year they wanted best part of ranch entire 2 weeks ,even though they were only there 3 days.Now its the whole ranch.The money they are giving him I don't understand why they don't just buy land.You are right about the rich,they fly in from an over sea hunt,hunt Wyoming,then colorado,then south dakota before going home to Georgia,every year.Way to much money!!!Can't blame the rancher,with all the droughts and fires.Its just sad friendship has a price.
Oh, I was thinking about 151 and the Jackson area, but I guess the same thing is happening all over. My buddy used to do scale calibrations on some of those places and things are changing it sounds like.
HI WapitiBob, I'm sorry ,but you are taking this wrong.I'm just trying to explain why I'm looking for infomation on hunting a new place.I know how important everyones hunting honey hole is.Just looking for some general info.There is no beef with the rancher,He always treated me like family.Some times there is no option,MONEY it's what everyone wants and needs.
Dick, it says a lot that you don't hold any hard feelings against the rancher.
I had a similar situation where I took a friend to a real honey hole farm where only a few folks had permission to hunt.
I had hunted it for a few years and the hook up had been past down selectively for about a decade from other folks who had come and gone. Not the most sporting property since the animals sneaked out of the timber and sucked up the farmers green grass every night and lived in a small tract of land. It had a 1-3 bull to cow ratio and was a awesome little hunt with some great animals.
A year after I took the guy there, I was on the outside, having to "clear it" with this "friend", I had introduced to the farmer and the property. I wish I could be as kind as you about the situation!
I am a firm believer that what goes around comes around. Ironically after taking two nice bulls, my guy (the new gatekeeper) is out of the picture because he was forced into retirement and is moving 3000 miles. I would be allowed access again, but I will not be returning to the property even though it is really not the ranchers fault.
I actually have used it to motivate me to seek out other options and hunt a little "wilder game".
I don't think a little piece of bottom land is worth a friendship but obviously not everyone sees it that way.
Again I applaud you for not holding a grudge.
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I wish you luck on your hunt. It sucks losing your spot. It happens all the time here in NY. Someone with a lot more money then I will ever have offers to pay a farmers taxes for the year in exchange for hunting rights the farmer jumps on it. Cant blame the farmer at all, money talks.