Wyoming Elk Hunting Thorofare area

Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by mightyman, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. mightyman

    mightyman Well-Known Member

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    To ALL

    We are planning a fully guided elk hunt in Wyoming, near Cody in the , Thorofare area near SE corner of Yellowstone.
    Anyone hunted this recently and have any trouble with Grizzly, or wolves on the elk?

    Just doing a little research and wanting the experts to weigh in...
    thanks
    Mighty Man
     
  2. TH

    TH Well-Known Member

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    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.
     

  3. mightyman

    mightyman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks so much for the comment and guidance....
    I will check out the outfitter you mentioned.

    Have you (or anyone) ever hunted with Pass Creek outfitters, same area? If so, any comments?
    That is who we initially contacted and talked too..
    thanks
    Mighty Man
     
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    TH Well-Known Member

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  5. mightyman

    mightyman Well-Known Member

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    Got it!!
    Thanks
    Mighty Man
     
  6. fmajor

    fmajor Well-Known Member

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    WOW! Soooo who said you have to go to Africa to hunt dangerous game?!?

    I'd be bringing a LRH rig *plus* another hard-shooting, fast big-bore personal protection rifle just for the bears gun)

    Though it's not 'til next year, enjoy your hunt (and all the prep for it!!!). We'll be looking here for the pics and your write-up!
     
  7. mightyman

    mightyman Well-Known Member

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    Well apparently not...in fact Africa sounds safer!
    We are still in the early planning stages, which as anyone knows is fun.

    Last elk hunt I went on (2001) was Montana near Yellowstone and saw 10 grizzlies in one week, and two packs of wolves...beautiful rugged wild country. Our group of 4 killed 3 nice bulls....

    But for now we are weighing all of our options in 3 states. Great advice here though by the experts....
    thanks again,
    Mighty Man
     
  8. mightyman

    mightyman Well-Known Member

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    OK, thanks for all the suggestions and guidance on the elk hunt....
    Moving on to Colorado perhaps.

    Received some good feedback from references from an outfitter called, Steamboat Lake Outfitters, that hunts the Zirkel wilderness in CO Game units... GMU’s 14 and 214


    Anyone here have any info on this outfitter, hunted with them or in these units?
    Thanks in advance for the help and comments!

    Mighty Man
     
  9. etisll40

    etisll40 Well-Known Member

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    I like the sound of this hunt. It's in my future for sure.
     
  10. Elkhunter1983

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    I'd be bringing a LRH rig *plus* another hard-shooting, fast big-bore personal protection rifle just for the bears gun)

    Just be sure to file down the sights a little bit on said rig.
     
  11. Rick Richard

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    I made two hunts in this area this past season and I can tell you bears are there. We were approached by a bear on my first hunt where the guide had to take measures in chasing the bear off.

    The second hunt, we had one hunter in camp that was mauled by a sow protecting a kill (carcas) and her cubs.

    Now with that being said and that reality, it is the most beautiful and remote area to hunt. I was successful with a huge 6 x 6 along with the other 4 hunters scoring the same.

    I like this area so much that I have already booked for the same area for 2014.
     
  12. Elkmen

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    AS I hunt mostly DIY, by myself I stay well away from the bear units. Wolves don't bother me, big bears do !!!
     
  13. etisll40

    etisll40 Well-Known Member

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    I have a 475 Turnbull and a 375 H&H, and a 41 Mag revolver, are these the right tools for the job, 1 rifle, 1 sidearm?
     
  14. Elkhunter1983

    Elkhunter1983 Well-Known Member

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    Bear spray should always be your first defense.