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Gorilla
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Nov-06-16, 
11:00 PM (MST)
"Wy elk unit help"

I have 7 NR elk preference points for Wyoming. Looking for opinions/suggestions/advice on which unit I should put in for.

I have not done any elk hunting in wy. Mostly antelope in 99/95 and region G deer

I would be happy with a 350 class bull. I live in Utah and have all options available with pack horses, canvas tent, camper, atv's...ect. so i want to avoid the wilderness areas with guided hunt requirements.

I am leaning heavily towards area 38 and using horses to pack in.

Thoughts?

Also in wy if I dont draw 1st choice but i draw 2nd choice does that use up my prefernce points?

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Wy elk uni...  HiMtnHntr      Nov-07-16   1 
 RE: Wy elk uni...  5575gb      Nov-07-16   2 
  RE: Wy elk uni...  Togwotee      Nov-07-16   3 
   RE: Wy elk uni...  CAelknuts      Nov-08-16   4 
    RE: Wy elk uni...  chipc      Nov-14-16   5 
     RE: Wy elk uni...  mntnguide      Nov-14-16   6 
    RE: Wy elk uni...  Zeke      Nov-15-16   7 
    RE: Wy elk uni...  Want2Celk      Nov-15-16   8 
  RE: Wy elk uni...  magpieinala...      Nov-16-16   9 

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HiMtnHntr
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Nov-07-16, 
06:29 AM (MST)
1. "RE: Wy elk unit help"

I'd be happy with a 350 bull too...

2nd choice doesn't use a pp.

Since you mentioned score, the NW corner still produces the biggest bulls.

7 pp gets you into the medium tier areas, but not the top areas.

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5575gb
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Nov-07-16, 
07:20 PM (MST)
2. "RE: Wy elk unit help"

Probably have to wait a while for a better unit, 350 is a tough bull to get in any state.
But
Some WY bulls can give UT a run..



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Togwotee
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Nov-07-16, 
09:09 PM (MST)
3. "RE: Wy elk unit help"


That's a hell of a bull.

I agree with what's been said,350 is a pretty tall order. with 7 points your chances are slim unless you're super lucky.

I have 7 also so I can't even put in for the late Cody hunts I want. I don't know what to tell you besides good luck.


Stay Thirsty My Friends

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CAelknuts
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Nov-08-16, 
09:03 AM (MST)
4. "RE: Wy elk unit help"

"I'd be happy with a 350" bull".

Well... DUH!

Most guys, like more than half of all elk hunters, don't realize how big a bull truly has to be to score an honest 350". It's one thing too see pictures of a 350" class bull. Another thing entirely to hold a set of those antlers in your hands.

I've done a lot of elk hunting and in most units I'd be damned happy with a 330" bull. Damned happy.

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chipc
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Nov-14-16, 
01:36 PM (MST)
5. "RE: Wy elk unit help"

+1. 350 is a BIG bull. Not many people have killed an honest 350" bull. There are 2 or 3 units in Wyoming where you can realistically expect a chance at a bull like that on public land - if the weather is right. You won't draw those units without max points. If you're willing to spend some $$ there are some big ranches in the second tier units (like Q creek) where with a bit of luck and patience you could kill a bull like that. I understand that there are 350 inch bulls killed in general units every year. What I'm talking about is a realistic opportunity. GOOD LUCK. Chip

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mntnguide
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Nov-14-16, 
07:21 PM (MST)
6. "RE: Wy elk unit help"

If youd be happy with a 300" bull...then you have options..but if your gonna be picky and want a "realistic" chance at 350..you might as well keep saving for years to try and get a late season hunt, or go guided in the wilderness. . Like said above, 350+ come out of general tag units every year plenty. I was hunting a bull that was touching the 400 class this season on a national forest general tag area, but he won the battle during archery and I couldnt find him in rifle. But im a resident and am not limited by when and where I can hunt. Good luck in your choice, but you might want to drop your standards if you want to just have a good hunt and chase elk and not worry about inches as much.

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Nov-15-16, 
03:07 PM (MST)
7. "RE: Wy elk unit help"

>"I'd be happy with a 350"
>bull".
>
>Well... DUH!
>
>Most guys, like more than half
>of all elk hunters, don't
>realize how big a bull
>truly has to be to
>score an honest 350".
>It's one thing too see
>pictures of a 350" class
>bull. Another thing entirely to
>hold a set of those
>antlers in your hands.
>
>I've done a lot of elk
>hunting and in most units
>I'd be damned happy with
>a 330" bull. Damned
>happy.

+1

Yep, it takes a pretty special bull to break 350".
Here's my daughters bull that does break 350.
Zeke

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Want2Celk
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Nov-15-16, 
10:09 PM (MST)
8. "RE: Wy elk unit help"

"well....DUH"

Lmao at this!

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magpieinalaska
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Nov-16-16, 
10:30 AM (MST)
9. "RE: Wy elk unit help"

>Probably have to wait a while
>for a better unit, 350
>is a tough bull to
>get in any state.
>But
>Some WY bulls can give UT
>a run..
>
>
>


High fence bull.

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