Alright who is the guy or gal that drew my tag out in Wyoming. Hahahah just kidding, I know there is only a couple available. Just wondering if anyone knew who did?
I have just retired to Wyoming, and have drawn elk area 100 bull tag, you are very known of that unit, could you point me to an area I should rifle hunt?dwalton,
I've grown up in unit 100 and i'll try to be brief on my thoughts about what the game and fish are doing.
The trophy quality in unit 100 is down...a lot. In the last few years they have increased the bull tags by 40. This may not sound like a lot but this herd is what i consider "sensitive" A big change like the increase of tags will dramatically affect the herd.
Even though the unit is big this is a no brainer hunt. What i've seen the 40 extra elk tags do is take more of the mature bulls out of the herd. Its not a hard hunt and there are roads everywhere. And everyone holds out for a trophy bull. Well its been 4 years since the increase and now look at the trophy potential out there. I saw a lot of bulls that came out of there last fall. Most were 250-280 class 6 pt. Not even very many over 300. This used to be a unit where there were a lot of 320-340 class bulls. Thats about as big as they get out there.
The problem with unit 100 right now is they are giving out too many tags, they want to decrease the elk population but when they finally do that they don't decrease the tags till they see a dramatic change in the population of the elk.
There is more i could say dwalton, be free to shoot me an email. All im saying is yeah those bowhunters saw a lot of 6 pts, thats no lie, but are you going to mount a 280 class 6 pt??? But don't let what i type disappoint you, there are still some big bulls out there, but for them to get that big out there they are smart now. Its amazing to watch a big bull out there disappear in the brush......
Heres a few pics I've took from my travels in unit 100 to give u hope:
this was last summer, bull 2nd from right has a drop tine:
Heres a close up:
Heres a different drop tine bull out, brush got in the way of this pic, i was 30 yards from them:
And of course i shed hunt there too:
boars tusk in background:
I have 100's of more pics from unit 100 but im just too damn lazy to upload or post 'em.
heres a tip though, if you can take your bull with a bow. They come in to the shittest bugles out there and you will not have to put up with the crowds of hunters that will be there during rifle season...
Attempt to drive to the center of the unit. You won’t get there because you’ll be tagged out by then…