Re: Wyoming/Colorado wilderness hunting ?
Wyoming having a rule about non-res in wilderness without a guide is complete bull $hit. I've hunted the wilderness areas in CO, back packed in and navigated with map and compass. I've woken up with 10 inches of snow on the ground. Been caught in snow squalls at 12,000 feet, and been soaked to the bone. If I had some puke faced guide with me I probably would have to carry his pack, and wipe snote off his nose.
I wouldn't trust most guides with my life or health.
Hunting in remote areas is very safe as long as your preparred for the unexpected. Like Boman says chains, vehicle needs to get you in and OUT. Many mountain trails that get you close to the wilderness areas are very very marginal.
Clothing, shelter, and food/water.
Footwear you can't get out if you can't walk.
Navigation, batterys may fail at the worst time, carry a map and compass and know how to use it.
3 years ago in CO us lowly non-res hunters had to remove a residents 4 wheel drive from a muddy draw she slid into on a mountain trail.
For a DOW game warden she should have known better.