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Wyoming Elk
« on: January 01, 2018, 12:56:50 PM »
Tis the season, hunting is over and all I do is think of and plan the next hunt. My father in law and I are sitting on three points for Wyoming. Our game plan is to put in for a type 9 license in Wyoming, if we don't draw then we will put in for New Mexico as well as Utah. And if we are unsuccessful, we will hunt OTC out of state. This is the first time we have put in for Wyoming other than buying points. My question is would you keep building points and put in for a difficult to draw tag? Or are there any type 9 units that three points would be worth using? Wyoming has a great website and I use gohunt.com for draw odds and information on units so I have an idea where I would like to go. Thanks!

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Re: Wyoming Elk
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2018, 03:37:07 PM »
Build points  :twocents:
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Re: Wyoming Elk
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2018, 04:18:22 PM »
Put in for a unit you have a chance drawing, I have 1 less than max points for elk, been applying for 11 years. Just go hunt! Your second choice doesn’t zero your points out, type 9 is archery right?  Can you put a type 1 as your first choice and type 9 as a second?  Let me know, I’m curious myself. 
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Re: Wyoming Elk
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2018, 05:12:46 PM »
I archery hunt elk which is why I figured type 9 is for me. I wouldn’t rifle hunt there. I am leaning towards putting in for harder to draw units and praying I get lucky with drawing the Gila in New Mexico!

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Re: Wyoming Elk
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2018, 05:35:29 PM »
I archery hunt elk which is why I figured type 9 is for me. I wouldn’t rifle hunt there. I am leaning towards putting in for harder to draw units and praying I get lucky with drawing the Gila in New Mexico!
if you find a good archery unit, I’d love a pm.  I’m looking to Idaho or Wyoming with a couple good buddies for a new bow elk hunt.
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Re: Wyoming Elk
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2018, 05:53:23 PM »
I would just draw the general WY tag and go hunt. 
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Re: Wyoming Elk
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2018, 05:59:02 PM »
I would just draw the general WY tag and go hunt.
to me the Wyoming regs are confusing as hell, can you hunt unit 62 with archery with a general tag?
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Re: Wyoming Elk
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2018, 06:05:04 PM »
I would just draw the general WY tag and go hunt.
to me the Wyoming regs are confusing as hell, can you hunt unit 62 with archery with a general tag?

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Re: Wyoming Elk
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2018, 06:05:07 PM »
I would just draw the general WY tag and go hunt.
to me the Wyoming regs are confusing as hell, can you hunt unit 62 with archery with a general tag?
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Re: Wyoming Elk
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2018, 08:00:38 PM »
Bob, I think you have to have a draw tag to hunt some of those units. Not the general tag.  So if you drew  any of those rifle tags you could buy the archery license and then hunt those units.  For example if you drew a unit 100 tag you could hunt the archery season.   And if you drew the general tag you could hunt the archery season in any of the general rifle units that are listed.  Not all of the units that are list are general season units.
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Re: Wyoming Elk
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2018, 08:15:03 PM »
Bob, I think you have to have a draw tag to hunt some of those units. Not the general tag.  So if you drew  any of those rifle tags you could buy the archery license and then hunt those units.  For example if you drew a unit 100 tag you could hunt the archery season.   And if you drew the general tag you could hunt the archery season in any of the general rifle units that are listed.  Not all of the units that are list are general season units.
Yes, although I thought the question pertained to someone with a unit 62 tag. Thanks for clarifying.
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Re: Wyoming Elk
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2018, 08:22:50 PM »
I’m still confused, what are the general units?  62 is permit only.
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Re: Wyoming Elk
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2018, 09:22:21 PM »
Glad I'm not the only one confused by Wyoming regs. Trying to hunt with a great uncle this fall and whenever I try to ask him about it he just tells me all he knows is he goes and buys himself a tag lol.

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Re: Wyoming Elk
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2018, 09:37:23 PM »
Wyoming has a couple different tags, full disclosure I’m not an expert. They have limited quota type 1 (rifle), limited quota type 9 (archery), and general tags. All non residents must draw tags unlike residents for a general tag. You can hunt archery in most units with a archery license if you draw a type 1. Whereas a type nine your season starts the 1st and ends the 30th. There are a handful of general tags that are in areas with either a lot of private land or a lot of wilderness. There are a few units general that have decent access. Hope that helps!

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Re: Wyoming Elk
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2018, 04:59:19 AM »
i will say that Wyoming fish an game is very helpful with explaining the way theory system works and our very honest about what you you can realistically draw.. for any one looking to draw a general tag. There is more than plenty of national forest to hunt that is not wilderness area. But a general tag you will need 1-3 preference points to draw depending on what draw you apply in. ( special or normal ) .. if your a archery hunter an wanna hunt archery you can with a general tag. You just have to buy a archery permit for like 35$ . It still allows you to hunt the rifle season as well if your not successful during archery. I'm by no means a expert but been there twice an this is my best understanding so far of how it works.

 

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