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Old 01-21-2014, 10:56 PM
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Re: Where in Wyoming to hunt Elk?

mdslammer
Elk in WY almost always requires prefrence points. You need to start buying them. If you want to hunt this year, I would suggest you look into buying the Goveners Tag, and book an outfitter.
You could look at CO. They have some over the counter tags. Either way, an outfitter will have a lot of benefits.
You might even take a HUNTERS SAFTEY COURSE. A great introduction to fire arms. In WY if you were born after Jan. 1966 it is required
While you wait, buy a .22 LR and start practicing.
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:49 PM
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Re: Where in Wyoming to hunt Elk?

I know you said elk but I would suggest mule deer first. Still experience west high country hunt with higher success and much easier to find, spot and stalk is much more work able.
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Old 01-23-2014, 10:54 PM
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Re: Where in Wyoming to hunt Elk?

Personally (I live in SE WY) I hunt in area 7, cow elk. If you want a bull hunt, prepare for about a 3-5 year wait buying pref points.
Other great areas are in the western half of the state
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:26 PM
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Re: Where in Wyoming to hunt Elk?

The Wyoming wilderness hunts that you can draw with 0 points are great but many 1st timers can be in for a shock dealing with the rugged terrain, horses, and grizzlies. I've seen some 1st timers all done in after only a couple days hunting. Also the best outfitters book up early.
I might recommend northwest Colo for a new hunter looking for a high opportunity hunt / easier terrain / easy tags / lower cost / no griz to worry about. Yes still go guided for best chance to fill the freezer.
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Old 01-26-2014, 08:16 PM
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Re: Where in Wyoming to hunt Elk?

IMHO the OP needs to do quite a bit before even thinking about going elk hunting. It sounds like he's never hunted anything in his life and it appears from his age that he may to have to pass a Hunter Safety Course and even if he doesn't he should take one! He makes no mention of what, if any rifles he has to go on an elk hunt, so that is another big thing in the equation. He also makes no mention if he has all the other necessities for a hunt of any kind such as boots for various weather conditions, as well as clothes for any and all weather conditions. All those things really need to be taken care of before even thinking about going big game hunting even for antelope.
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:03 PM
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Re: Where in Wyoming to hunt Elk?

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Originally Posted by Topgun 30-06 View Post
IMHO the OP needs to do quite a bit before even thinking about going elk hunting. It sounds like he's never hunted anything in his life and it appears from his age that he may to have to pass a Hunter Safety Course and even if he doesn't he should take one! He makes no mention of what, if any rifles he has to go on an elk hunt, so that is another big thing in the equation. He also makes no mention if he has all the other necessities for a hunt of any kind such as boots for various weather conditions, as well as clothes for any and all weather conditions. All those things really need to be taken care of before even thinking about going big game hunting even for antelope.
Topgun,
All good points and well taken.
To answer your questions.

I have hunted water foul, pheasant, chukar, quail.
I have not hunted deer, elk, moose, bear etc...yet.

I have the necessary/proper clothing for harsh weather.
I consider myself physically fit for my age. I'm 61 and hit
the gym 4-5 days a week using weights and 30 minutes of cardio.

I have taken several NRA firearm classes and am a certified NRA RSO.
I worked the Shot Show here in Las Vegas last year. Additionally, I have
taken and passsed a field trauma first aid course. My FA kit is quite
extensive and prepared for most serious accidents.

As far as weaponry goes, I'd say I'm pretty covered there as well.
Depending on the hunt I have the following:
.308, .300 Win Mag, .45-70, .375H&H and .a custom SAC .338 Lapua Magnum
of which I shoot a mile and some.

I didn't grow up hunting like most people here. But I have the desire to hunt game
and I will. Thank you for taking time to post your opinions and questions.

Regards.

MDslammer / Mark Dalzell
Las Vegas, NV
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:50 AM
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Re: Where in Wyoming to hunt Elk?

Good for you Sir, as I'm very impressed with your credentials! It sounds like you're a lot further along than what I assumed you were from just reading a couple of your posts. Shame on me for "assuming" anything, LOL! Good luck and I'm sure you'll get more advice from the guys. I might offer one thing up and that is if you can't get on an elk hunt right away that you might even think about going to Wyoming with some cheap antelope doe tags this coming season. That is a fun big game hunt and you'd get your feet wet and see some neat country to boot. Good luck!
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