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Unread 01-17-2014, 01:11 PM
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Where in Wyoming to hunt Elk?

Sorry for the vague title. For a novice person like myself that has never hunted before
but wanting to hunt elk, where would you suggest I start at in Wyoming?

Any suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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    Unread 01-17-2014, 04:42 PM
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    Re: Where in Wyoming to hunt Elk?

    I would look for a good outfitter and check a bunch of references.
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    Unread 01-21-2014, 12:20 PM
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    Re: Where in Wyoming to hunt Elk?

    Looking to DIY or guided?
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    Unread 01-21-2014, 04:34 PM
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    Re: Where in Wyoming to hunt Elk?

    I'm also interested in this info. I've acquired 4 preference pts as of now.

    However I'm looking to do a guided hunt in Maybe Colorado or New Mexico FIRST and then I want to try to tackle Wyoming by myself. I want to do a guided hunt first b/c
    I'm a southerner and I want to know more about elk hunting before I try to get into this on my own and have to eat a tag b/c I didn't know anything about what I was doing. Its easy to watch tv shows of elk hunts but I know that's not showing half of it. It also doesn't help that I don't have a hunting partner to go with me, not one of my close friends are big into hunting(or if they are their wives wouldn't allow them to go anyway).
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    Unread 01-21-2014, 06:22 PM
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    Re: Where in Wyoming to hunt Elk?

    It's a good idea to go with an outfitter first time. Elk are big critters and if your lucky enough to get one it then takes a bit to get them in the truck. Often a quarter at a time.
    Get on the Wy G@F website. Get into the hunting section and look at harvest reports. That tells you what percentage of people killed an elk and what the average time it took to do so. That will help you figure out a unit to apply for. Then look at draw odds section and that will tell you what you need in the way of pref points to draw a particular unit. No pref points on elk for resident hunters. Remember if your chosen unit has Wilderness areas you need either a guide or resident hunter to be with you to legally hunt in the wilderness areas. That will get you started. Best areas are going to have large stretches of Nat forest and not a lot of roads. Good luck. Bruce
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    Unread 01-21-2014, 06:47 PM
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    Re: Where in Wyoming to hunt Elk?

    Yes, the more I try make sense of all the laws, rules, regs etc. for each state, it
    seems overwhelming to a rookie like myself. I'm more inclined to look at an outfitter
    in these other states.

    Good points on the size of the animal, where to hunt, field dressing etc. This could
    be a bit much for someone like myself that has never done it. But I really do want to
    start hunting. Never had the opportunity in my youth.

    And I was too focused on my career musically. I can't complain though. I've been
    very fortunate to have made a living for over 45 years playing my drums. But I do
    wish I had some guidance in my youth about firearms and hunting.

    Oh well, guess hangin' out with you guys is the next best thing. A lot of nice guys
    willing to help a newbie out like me. I do appreciate all the time you guys put in.

    Best.

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    Re: Where in Wyoming to hunt Elk?

    Best place to hunt elk is in Yellowstone national park but they will put you in jail if you get caught. My favorite place to hunt is in the Therofare. Elk Hunting Cody Wyoming | Big Game Hunts WY | Wyoming Expeditions
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