Re: Hidden Creek Outfitters
In the 80's I was hunting all over Wyoming for Deer and Antelope and Dubois area mostly for Elk, Sheep, Moose and spent a lot of time in Alaska. However I did get a chance to get in there before the fires. It was hard to find an honest 300 bull back in those days. Since the fires there is a lot of small tree growth 10-20 feet high now but still plenty of dead-fall. We killed Elk right after the fires just fine.
Something happened after the fires to the genetics it seams. We have seen and taken some of the best bulls around for quite some time since. I never thought I would hear a hunter tell me he was looking for a 400 class bull, I have to laugh though, it just does not happen in real life (once in a lifetime, maybe!). I have been fortunate to take a 383 BC as my largest to date as a guide, that's official score and plenty of 320-360 class animals. Best archery kill was 366 P&Y.
I am headed back in for a archery hunt next fall on my own. The archery hunting is awesome, most do not know how to hunt it effectively. Plus hunters can start banging away with their rifles on the 10th of September. So most opt for the gun hunts and the outfitters don't push archery hunts as hard. The number of gun kills I have had at 40 yards or less is staggering, the closest being 8 FT!
Its still one of the most gorgeous places on planet earth to me. I have hunted from Arizona to Alaska and will always call the Thorofare home....
Get Back in there!
P.S. I forgot...Hunters don't forget your Bear spray! You cannot take it on the plain with you so you will have to buy it in town. I think the best deal is @ Sierra Trading Co. Yes I have Bear stories! plenty of them...
Last edited by CodyDan; 04-27-2011 at 10:30 AM.
Reason: Bear spray tip!