Better deer hunting in Laramie, WY or Missoula, MT?

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by HJW, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. HJW

    HJW Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2011
    Obviously this wouldn't be the deciding factor for where I go to school but it sure would be an added bonus!! All input is appreciated.
  2. bearpaw

    bearpaw Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Hunting around Missoula is pretty much not so good, unless you are after bears, good bear hunting over there. Elk hunting is poor and mule deer hunting, in the right places is the best in the state, catch is drawing a tag, better chances of winning the lotto, .92% chance of success, roughly 5000 people aplying for 45 tags, and londowners get their fair share of them. You'll be driving and hour South/SE to hunt elk and further to get into good mule deer hunting. Not saying elk aren't there, just alot better hunting in other parts of the state. North and east of big timber being a good invisible state boundary to give an example for serious mule deer hunting. G falls area has some Muley country, but if yer after muley's laramie gets my vote, Missoula is not a hunters paradise IMO. I live south of Helena and will be goin over to hamilton to hunt Mule deer, just because i got lucky and drew the tag, never thought I would, but normally when I'm serious about Mule deer, and I am, I take a trip to the central/east central part of the state.
  3. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2008
    I don't know how Laramie is but Missoula is the states bastion of liberal weirdness with a heavy dose of stupid and you have an hours drive any direction to get away from it. Anyone with any common sense will feel very out of place at U of M, there is U of M Western in Dillon and you would be in the heart of the best elk and deer hunting in MT and a much less liberal environment, but it's emphasis is teaching degrees.