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).
Beginning where Interstate Highway 90 crosses Piney Creek; southeasterly along said highway to Interstate Highway 25; southerly along said highway to French Creek east of the town of Buffalo; westerly up said creek to the North Fork Ditch; westerly up said ditch to the North Fork of Clear Creek; westerly up said creek to the divide along the Big Horn Mountain range; northerly along said divide to South Piney Creek; northeasterly down said creek to Piney Creek; easterly down said creek to Interstate Highway 90.
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32% Private, 68% Public, 53% USFS, 15% State, 1% Other
WYGFD are currently ~28% over the winter trend count objective. In recent years, liberal hunting seasons were designed to increase harvest with the intent of reducing this elk population. WYGFD hav... Create a free account to read the rest of this elk hunting note!
Public land and private land percentages can sometime be misleading. A unit may have 80% public land, but a particluar species may only occupy 20% on the entire area. And that 20% species distribution may lie 100% within private lands. Does that sound confusing? Just remember that there are always exceptions to the rule, and land ownership is just one piece of the puzzle.
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HuntScore generates thousands of synthetic hikes in the unit to create an elevation profile. This profile is what
you can expect to experience within a 2 mile hike from a road or trail in this unit.
Elevation in this unit ranges from 4534' to 12431' with a median elevation of 5070'. If you are preparing to hunt this unit
you should train for hiking up and down slopes of 5.3%.
This is typical incline or decline experienced while hiking from a road or trail in the unit
Common Elevation Profiles
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Overall harvests trends are broken down by hunt_code, manner, season, sex, type, and species of deer (if applicable) to the extent state wildlife managers provide such data.
Weather can vary by elevation. See how weather varies by elevation within a unit by selecting an elevation range. Elevation ranges are based on weather stations in or near the unit. Not all weather elements are available within the unit.
Use temperature ranges to plan and prepare for your hunt. Large swings indicate a good layering system should be used.
Be sure to make note of the extreme temperatures as these often pose the greatest risk to hunters.
If you plan on hunting in higher elevation, as a rule of thumb, expect the tempture to decrease roughly 5° for every 1000' in elevation gain.
The probability of precipitation is the likelihood of experience rain, snow, hail, etc... on a given day within the month.
A good trick is to invert the probability to estimate how many days will pass, on average, between precipitation events.
Hover or click a month to see how many days will pass between precipitation events.
Use the average and maximum precipitation events to set expetations for what rain gear to bring.
Also remember that water availability can influence wildlife patterns, so be sure to check out the current weather patterns leading up to your hunt.
Each month of the year brings it's own challenges for weather. Select a month to see what you can expect and how to prepare for extreme events.
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...