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No Luck In Area 37

Just got back from my big elk hunt for the year, and we went 0-4. Cry That was in area 37 Wyoming, in the big horns. We put on alot of miles and saw a lot of country just not a lot of elk. We talked to close to 30 people and heard about 1 cow and 1 spike taken from that area by other people that they had heard about. Has any body hunted this area before?? Our group is talking about going back next year, but then again maybe we'll just stick close to home and put in for area 7 which is only about 30 minutes form the house.

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No Luck In Area 37

I wish I had a answer for you on 37 and where the elk are hiding but unfortunately I don't. I also had trouble finding them this year in 94 & 102. They were still way up high when I was there. FS closed all of the roads in my area and the only way to get within 5-7 miles from them was with horses.
I have heard great things about unit 7 over the years.

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No Luck In Area 37

I hunted 38 last year... early snow - Forest Service closed the roads and concentrated all the hunters in the southeastern quarter of the unit. Tough hunt.

Hiker...
The FS closed roads in your unit... would that be unit 26 for Moose? I was hopeing to hunt there in the near future... do you recommend it?

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Ed

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No Luck In Area 37

elkhunter21, Yes unit 26 for Moose would be LaBarge Creek and south. Seems like good Moose country but this was my first year hunting this area for elk. I like to hike in 2-3 miles and get away from the crowds but the elk were still 2-4 more miles further in. I didn't realize they closed most of the forest roads come 9/29 or I would have hunted another area in these units. Live and learn....at least this was a solo hunt and the only one that was out was me.

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