Re: Wyoming Thorofare Elk Hunt
Oliver, It will have to be next year because hunters have to apply in January and that has passed. The trade is the group chips in and pays for my horse rental. Last time I talked to him he said he would rent me horses for $500 each. So 3-4 guys chip in that is not much. Basically just offering to help some guys out and give me a chance to get in there at least one more time before I get to old. Right now I am still in excellent hunting shape and can hang in there with about anybody. Ask the guys that went to Alaska with me last year. But at my age things can start going downhill fast and I want to see some of my old stomping grounds again not only here at home but all over the west. So I thought I would offer a group a bargain and help me out at the same time. At your age it would be fantastic country to learn because it will be there with good hunting for many years to come. That area is sacred and completely off limits politically to any proposal to change it. You could hunt it for many years and take many good bulls out of there once you spent a trip learning the ropes a bit. I am taking a couple of younger hunting friends into the greys river country this year on horseback to show them some hotspots for big mulies for the same purpose. At their age they will learn some good spots to hunt for many years.
If the older guys do not pass it down before they are gone then we lose more and more young hunters as the years go by. I have always done what I could to teach and help younger guys including my son to show them fun ethical things to get involved with instead of getting involved in all the wrong things. I want to pass on all the knowledge of the backcountry I can while I can. I have a MS in wildlife ecology and try to help people understand the entire ecosystem they are traveling through and all the problems facing it. So maybe a younger guy will click and try and help with all the pressures being placed on our few remaining wild lands.
Predictions are difficult, especially when they involve the future
Last edited by Long Time Long Ranger; 04-28-2011 at 03:48 PM.