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Unread 01-01-2013, 11:32 AM
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Suggested Hunting Area for Wyoming Elk?

A friend of mine is considering a Wyoming elk hunt for 2013 and needs to submit his application soon. Neither of us is familiar with the state so I'm wondering if anyone here knows a good area. I'm also wondering if western WY is seeing a loss of elk due to wolves, like Idaho and Montana??? Thanks for any info.
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    Unread 01-01-2013, 04:19 PM
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    Re: Suggested Hunting Area for Wyoming Elk?

    Is your buddy hunting on foot or by horseback and is he hunting bulls or cows? I normally hunt area 41/42, but there are a lot of hunters there, especially if you're on foot.
    There are areas near Meeteetse that have very long seasons, but access can be difficult without horses until later in the season when it turns to cows only.
    One thing to keep in mind with those areas near Yellowstone is that there are a lot of grizzlies, and the gunshot acts as a dinner bell to bring them in. I heard of a couple guys who got one with a bow this past fall and only got 2 quarters out before a griz found what was left.
    I would imagine the wolves have had an impact, especially near the park, but they still have plenty of elk.
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    I would give Jeff a call at Elk Hunting Cody Wyoming | Big Game Hunts WY | Wyoming Expeditions I have hunted the thurofare several times and he was my favorite outfitter. He has a yearly magazine and DVD he sends out. He will walk you through the process. Hunts are filling up fast
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    Re: Suggested Hunting Area for Wyoming Elk?

    The first thing is to realize that if you don't have at least 1 Preference Point it will be tough to draw a bull tag almost anywhere, including the General tag that covers a lot of units unless you get lucky in the Special Draw that costs over $1000 to enter.
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    Re: Suggested Hunting Area for Wyoming Elk?

    The elk on the west side have very much been affected by wolves. id stick to the east side or possibly the south end. the hard part will be getting a tag
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    Unread 01-02-2013, 02:57 PM
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    Re: Suggested Hunting Area for Wyoming Elk?

    He had better start by researching the general areas in the state because thats all he has a shot of drawing this year. That and to start buying preference points. There are getting to be lots of elk in southeastern wyoming and southern wyoming as well. Western wyomings herds are lower but seemed to have leveled out for the time being but the terrain is much more unforgiving. Just depends upon what he is looking for.
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    Unread 01-02-2013, 07:49 PM
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    Re: Suggested Hunting Area for Wyoming Elk?

    WYOMING ELK APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JANUARY 31ST!!!

    NEW FOR 2013 - ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE DONE ON-LINE.

    REMEMBER: YOU MUST APPLY ON-LINE FOR YOUR ELK LICENSE FOR 2013. GO TO: https://gf.state.wy.us
    If you don't have any points, you better start contacting some outfitters and, or the Game and fish to see if there is anything you can do.
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