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Hunt Area 80 - Sheep Creek

Hunt Area 80 - Sheep Creek

The 2020 season structure remained similar to recent years and continues to focus antlerless harvest on short-distance migratory herd segments and more conservative, antlered-only harvest on long-distance migratory and Gros Ventre herd segments. In 201...

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Hunt Area 73 - Targhee-Alta

Hunt Area 73 - Targhee-Alta

The 2020 season structure remains similar to previous years. Despite relatively low overall harvest numbers (35 elk harvested with a general license), hunter satisfaction in this herd unit is high and the herd is meeting its hunter satisfaction objective.

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Hunt Area 27 - Upper Sweetwater

Hunt Area 27 - Upper Sweetwater

The South Wind River elk herd unit has a mid-winter trend count objective of 2,600 elk. In addition, to address concerns from hunters and landowners about few bulls in area 25, the number of area 25/27 Type 1 licenses are being reduced by 50.

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Hunt Area 96 - New Fork

Hunt Area 96 - New Fork

Hunting seasons in the past years have remained similar and successful in maintaining this herd unit within management goals. A late season hunt will remain in Area 96 (Type 7) west of the elk fence and south of New Fork Lake Road to discourage elk fro...

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Hunt Area 87 - Raspberry Ridge

Hunt Area 87 - Raspberry Ridge

Additional antlerless harvest opportunities were available in 2008 through 2011 in Area 86 and the southern portions of Area 87, and then re-instated for the 2015 season. Late season cow/calf limited quota licenses (Type 6) are also available as in pas...

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Hunt Area 122 - Pine Ridge

Hunt Area 122 - Pine Ridge

The 2020 season structure was conservative to address a landowner-perceived growing population and minimize over-crowding of the minimal public land access.

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Hunt Area 97 - Pinedale

Hunt Area 97 - Pinedale

Hunting seasons in the past years have remained similar and successful in maintaining this herd unit within management goals. Mild fall weather conditions during 2019 resulted in low hunter success, increased hunter effort (days/harvest), and poor fema...

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Hunt Area 66 - Basin

Hunt Area 66 - Basin

There are some slight decreases occurring for the 2020 hunting season in cow harvest in Hunt Areas 56, 58 and 59 due to decreasing trend counts and multiple years below trend objective. In addition, we opened the Hunt Area 61-4 earlier to increase cow ...

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Hunt Area 128 - Muskrat

Hunt Area 128 - Muskrat

The Green Mountain elk herd unit has a mid-winter trend count objective of 500 elk. The bull/cow ratio is skewed high, given the two missed groups consisted largely of cows and calves. With a population historically over objective, an increase of 25 Ty...

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Hunt Area 118 - Shamrock Hills

Hunt Area 118 - Shamrock Hills

The most recent end-of-year trend count for this herd was in June 2017, with only 42 elk found, more than 40 percent below objective. To address these annual concerns, the season opening date for Type 6 licenses is moved back to coincide with the regul...

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Hunt Area 98 - Boulder

Hunt Area 98 - Boulder

Hunting seasons in the past years have remained similar and successful in maintaining this herd unit within management goals. Mild fall weather conditions during 2019 resulted in low hunter success, increased hunter effort (days/harvest), and poor fema...

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Hunt Area 100 - Steamboat

Hunt Area 100 - Steamboat

The 2020 hunting season is similar to 2019?s season structure. There were some minor concerns about Type 1 license holders being reluctant to harvest smaller bulls living in the agricultural fields, who tended to opt instead for a chance at a larger bu...

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Hunt Area 103 - Raymond Mountain

Hunt Area 103 - Raymond Mountain

For 2020 season setting, we will increase antlerless harvest substantially. Elk damage situations exist on irrigated land in Hunt Areas 103 and 104. To address this we are going to allow segments of 104 type 6 and type 7 seasons to also be valid in the...

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Hunt Area 41 - Medicine Lodge

Hunt Area 41 - Medicine Lodge

High calf recruitment and insufficient female harvest continues to yield an elk herd which is over-objective. Access in Hunt Area 41 due to land ownership and topographical constraints limits the cow harvest necessary to curb population growth. Cow har...

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Hunt Area 93 - Waterdog Lakes

Hunt Area 93 - Waterdog Lakes

Hunting seasons in the past years have remained similar and successful in maintaining this herd unit within management goals. A late season hunt will remain in Area 96 (Type 7) west of the elk fence and south of New Fork Lake Road to discourage elk fro...

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Hunt Area 36 - Rock Creek

Hunt Area 36 - Rock Creek

WYGFD are currently ~28% over the winter trend count objective. WYGFD maintained liberal season strategies for 2020. WYGFD have not detected CWD in Hunt Areas 36, 38, 39 or 40 (n=83).

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Hunt Area 24 - Green Mountain

Hunt Area 24 - Green Mountain

The Green Mountain elk herd unit has a mid-winter trend count objective of 500 elk. The bull/cow ratio is skewed high, given the two missed groups consisted largely of cows and calves. With a population historically over objective, an increase of 25 Ty...

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Hunt Area 113 - Rochelle Hills

Hunt Area 113 - Rochelle Hills

License issuance was modified from the 2019 hunting season in both hunt areas. Although elk numbers in this hunt area remain high, and are increasing, landowner satisfaction is also high, with the majority of landowners satisfied with the number of elk.

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Hunt Area 3 - Rawhide

Hunt Area 3 - Rawhide

The 2020 season is designed to maximize harvest on a landscape that is dominated by private land to try and keep a growing elk herd at check. There were delays in plant phenology exhibited in rangeland and perennial/annual cropland environments due to ...

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Hunt Area 67 - Wiggins Fork

Hunt Area 67 - Wiggins Fork

Based on an annual, winter trend count conducted in January, 2020, the 2020 hunting season will include increased antlerless elk harvest in area 67 and decreased antlerless elk harvest in areas 68 and 69. Elk numbers increased from the 6,069 counted in...

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