Rockchuck Hunting In the Big Horn Moutains of Wyoming

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by drags, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. drags

    drags Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2003
    Can anyone give me any information on hunting rockchucks in the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming. What is a good time of year to hunt them, can I expect to see many and do I need a license.
  2. North90Bucks

    North90Bucks Active Member

    Aug 9, 2005
    If you get any info please share! What a beautiful place to explore.
  3. smalltruck

    smalltruck Member

    Nov 27, 2013
    Uhh I'm not sure there are rockchucks here. Prairie dogs yes, rockchucks not so much. No license needed in WY or Montana. MT does require a state land permit if you shoot on state land. Costs 10 bucks. There is no season so you can shoot all year if you can or want to. But when the snow is falling it is harder to get them out of their holes...
  4. dogdinger

    dogdinger Well-Known Member

    Dec 1, 2007
    drags...I live in southern wy now, Rawlins area. I did a lot of beating around the hills to the south this summer and never saw a single chuck.....check out this link about the chuck derby in Bliss ID. I plan to go there this summer...sounds like there are a plenty over there. AJ

    Hannah Bates Rock Chuck Derby Returns to Bliss | Cobweb | Boise Weekly
  5. wyowinchester

    wyowinchester Well-Known Member

    Jul 2, 2012
    They don't come out till late spring. May- June is about when the pups come out. The population has went down a little in the past 5 years. {in my opinion} Find some rocks and look on the very top. In the spring they run will around in the grass. Some long distance shooting is across canyons is available but not needed. Just a ground hog up in the rocks.
    No license needed for pdogs or chucks. Find a good spot and glass.
    If you want to shoot a lot of rounds, I would go for p-dogs.