I have hunted this area 5 Times with 3 different outfitters. By far the best outfitter to hunt with is Elk Hunting Cody Wyoming | Big Game Hunts WY | Wyoming Expeditions
Bears they are everywhere! 2 Years ago a hunter in our group saw a sow and a cub 100 yards away. The hunter decided to take a picture of the bears. The sow bear charged the hunter shot his gun up in the air to scare the bear she kept coming. the hunter ended up reloading his gun and killing her 5 feet in front of him.
Another time one of the members of our group shot an Elk and we were not sure how well he was hit so we let him go and came back the next day. What a mistake there were 15 grizzly bears on the elk. The guide horses and pack mules were all tangeled up and spooking. We were extremely lucky someone did not get killed. Hunting in the Thorofare is a true hunting adventure! it's a bonus if you kill an elk. Which there are lots and lots of animals. Its just a challenge to get to some of them.