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Wyoming NR Elk draw

Will be posted in 2 1/2 hrs (08:00hrs RMT). as per Wyo G&F and the suspense will be 1/3 over.

Next 2/3 will be May when they post the Sheep and Bison results.

 

Update:

Suspense was over @ 07:52 local.

I DREW A GENERAL ELK LICENSE, whoopee luck me.

 

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Hey, good for you! It's

Hey, good for you! It's always fun waiting for that magic hour to arrive when you find out if you drew a tag in a lottery or not.

This is my first year to apply for a tag out west (mule deer, Wyoming), but I am already anticipating that the tension will build as the time for posting the results draws nearer.

I have participated in many drawings in Michigan for whitetail antlerless deer tags, and the same thing is true with that. It seems to take forever for the time to arrive, then suddenly, it's here - and you experience either the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat. Yes

Congratulations on drawing that elk tag. Be sure to take lots of pictures and share your story with us when you get back from this fall's hunt.  Thumbs up

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Don't worry jaybe!  That

Don't worry jaybe!  That Region Y tag you applied for is a slam dunk!!!  Also, congrats on that elk tag to our other BB member!

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Very cool DP, a big congrats

Very cool DP, a big congrats to you!!!

Are you going to go at it on public land, or hire an outfitter!

I bet it'll be a long summer for you.... Yes

 

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 Have a couple different

 Have a couple different National forests that I hunt in western Wyoming and eastern Idaho, been hunting these areas for nearly 40 years.

Have 7 mules, 3 horses and enough pack equipment to make a outfitter jealous and I am not regulated to have to camp in a designated spot like they are.

So you know, I hunt Wyoming for bulls(when I draw) and Idaho for cows, because Idaho rules you have to pick only one area to hunt, so we hunt late cow hunts in Nov.  A Wyoming general tag allows me to hunt the whole state as long as it is open and not a special tag hunt. Thus giving me from early Sept to mid Nov to hunt as my time permits.

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Man, sounds like you have it

Man, sounds like you have it all dialed in! 

I've always said I'd love to do a pack hunt for elk, and you've been doing it for 40 years.

Geez! lol

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That is one heck of a pack

That is one heck of a pack string you have there.  It must cost a bunch to feed them during the winter months out where you are unless you have enough acreage to grow your own feed.

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yep, I have a pretty healthy

yep, I have a pretty healthy winter feed bill, but when I want to ride, chase cows, go hunting/ fishing, see a sunrise/sunset, haul camp/bear bait, etc they are standing there looking over the fence when I hook onto the trailer. Many people have 4 wheelers and motorbikes or collect goo-gla, well my worst habit is the outdoors and  the moeny I spend to enjoy it and be able to share it with my kids, grandkids, friends and  is oh so well worth it.   Besides I wouldn't know what life was like without a horse or a mule in it.

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