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Old 05-31-2013, 09:35 AM
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First time Elk hunters

Have hunted whitetails for 11 years in Minnesota and Antelope in Wyoming for two seasons. Have been successful in all my hunting seasons. This year me and my brothers are planning on hunting elk. We are planning on a DIY hunt. We are looking at either Wyoming or Montana, if we can pick up some bull tags that would be great, but if not we would be ok with cow tags.
Now to the questions. Which state would be better chances of getting tags over the counter? Which state offers more public lands? And which areas would provide better chances of filling tags, regardless, bull or cow?

Have the proper rifles/scope/caliber/load combinations ready to go. Have started with the exercising regimens.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. And if I left something out please feel free to let me know.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:17 PM
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Re: First time Elk hunters

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Have hunted whitetails for 11 years in Minnesota and Antelope in Wyoming for two seasons. Have been successful in all my hunting seasons. This year me and my brothers are planning on hunting elk. We are planning on a DIY hunt. We are looking at either Wyoming or Montana, if we can pick up some bull tags that would be great, but if not we would be ok with cow tags.
Now to the questions. Which state would be better chances of getting tags over the counter? Which state offers more public lands? And which areas would provide better chances of filling tags, regardless, bull or cow?

Have the proper rifles/scope/caliber/load combinations ready to go. Have started with the exercising regimens.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. And if I left something out please feel free to let me know.

Thanks in advance.
If it's for 2013 season, the deadline for non-resident elk tag application was 15 March 2013 for Montana.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks :: Application Deadlines & Drawing Dates

... and here's Wyoming's ...

http://wgfd.wyo.gov/web2011/hunting-1001118.aspx#sect1
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:46 PM
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Re: First time Elk hunters

I know you can try a late left over tag hunt in MT... I have before.
Best Call ASAP
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:16 AM
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Re: First time Elk hunters

I have read somewhere that Montana is going to have lots of leftover tags thisyear. That is what I am hoping to get, but don't really know how much of montanas elk country is on public lands. I am just about ready to order a gps mapping sd card that shows al land ownership, so I guess I will have to do some more real research.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:20 AM
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I know you can try a late left over tag hunt in MT... I have before.
Best Call ASAP
That started 10 May 2013 ...

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks :: Surplus Nonresident Elk And Deer Hunting Licenses Available
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:55 PM
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Re: First time Elk hunters

Last I looked on their website the other day, Montana had way over 1000 gen season elk tags left. Only chance in Wy would be for cow tags.
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:08 PM
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Re: First time Elk hunters

I myself am leaning towards a bull tag in Montana. But we have a couple guys in the group that can't afford a bull tag, so they are thinking cows. I can't find any info on the MT game and fish site about cow tags being available. Does anyone know if they even offer elk cow tags to nonresidents in Montana?
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