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WY ELK HUNT

Last year i hunted area 110 which was a public access area. I plan on going there again, but i was wondering if anyone knew of other good general access areas.

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Re: WY ELK HUNT

Wyoming has good elk hunting in many of the general units, so you could do a lot better than 110. I've got it ranked 108 out of 122. The elk density isn't great, success is subpar, and hunter pressure is twice the state average. If you're a resident, you aren't restricted to areas outside of wilderness, so there's some really good places you can go if you're willing to do the backcountry thing. What exactly are you looking for? How do you like to hunt? What did you like and not like about 110?

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Re: WY ELK HUNT

Being that last year was my first bow hunt, really my first anything hunt, i am new to everything. I have some friends to go with but it seems they're a little stubborn when it comes for suggesting new places. When i went it was the first week of Sept. it was way to hot. My local bow shop owner told me to hunt the elk where they are. Well my friends and I didn't. There was no fresh sign and they continued to hunt the same area for three days. But i continued with them, pushing my gut feeling of wasting our time in that location to the back of my noggin.

I am definately willing to do the backcountry thing.
I'm not sure how to answer the next question, "What exactly are you looking for?", (Is it a trick question), forgive me im originally from Florida Unsure.
I'm a on foot type of hunter, im open for any type of situation, except the ones that will literally kill you.
From the three days I spent in area 110 I thought it was amazing country. Hard terrain which doesnt scare me from hunting it.

I'm extremely open for any guidence. If i cant get my friend's to try a new place im not sure it will be advantagous for me to try it on my own. Especially with no experience...
I want to learn the skills of becoming an avid bow hunter, so that i can take care of my self when the time comes and pass the lifestyle to my children.
Thanks for your quick reply

P.S.
I'M on a gov computer that will not allow me to access your link can you copy and paste the rankings of hunt areas? Thanks

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Re: WY ELK HUNT

It's sad when the friends you look to as mentors turn out to not really be what you need. I've had the same problem before, and it's hard to ditch your friends, but sometimes it's for the best. With your general tag you can still hunt with them, and then take some time for yourself and head out to Western Wyoming and do a backpack hunt.
Many of the folks I've known and hunted with were too wed to one spot and not willing to open their eyes to the rest that particular state might offer, or they couldn't see the shortcomings of where they hunted because they had no perspective.
What I was asking about "what are you looking for?", was what kind of a hunt? Truck based, ATV trails, backcountry camping, horseback, etc? Anyway I think you answered the question well enough.

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Re: WY ELK HUNT

Thanks for your help exbiologist. Happy Hunting.

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