Elk Hunting in Wyoming Hunt Area 36 - Rock Creek

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 sai

Hunt Area 36 - Rock Creek

Scores


Ease of Drawing
84
 
84
Success
26
 
26
Trophy Potential
0
N/A
Public Access
68
 
68
Ease of Terrain
81
 
81
Room to Breathe
19
 
19
Opportunity
55
 
55
Convenience
0
 
N/A
Ease of Effort
28
 
28
64
HuntScore

Access Notes


Bureau of Land Management
US Forest Service
US Fish and Wildlife Service
US Forest Service National Grasslands
Indian Reservation
State, County, City; Park and Outdoor Recreation Areas
State Wildlife/Wilderness Areas
Bureau of Reclaimation
Department of the Defense
National Park Service
State
Other Federal Land
Private

Land Ownership
Legend


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.

County

Johnson

Size

208 Square Miles (133,090 Acres)

Land Ownership

32% Private, 68% Public, 53% USFS, 15% State, 1% Other

Latitude/Longitude

44.4326, -106.9249

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 0 hotels, 0 campgrounds, and 0 grocery stores within a 20 mile radius.

Elk Notes


HuntScore Tip

Only non‐Indian owned, fee title lands are open to the taking of wildlife with a Wyoming license. Land status is complicated and lawful access must be investigated thoroughly. Sportsmen are advised it is their responsibility to determine land status prior to entering these areas.

Photos and Terrain Notes


Unit Elevation Profile

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%.

Distribution of Slopes From Hikes
Common Slope

This is typical incline or decline experienced while hiking from a road or trail in the unit

Elevation Range
Max Elevation: 12431'
Median Elevation: 5070'
Min Elevation: 4534'

Common Elevation Profiles

Elk Drawing Stats (2020)


Total Quota
648
Licenses Drawn
355
Licenses Surplus
293
Resident Quota
533
Nonresident Quota
115
Landowner Quota
0
Youth Quota
0
84.3%
Overall Unit
1st Choice Draw Odds
Choose a hunt below to take a deeper dive into hunt scores, drawing trends, and harvest data.
Stats Apply For Sex Manner Season Type Quota Drawn Surplus Resident Draw Odds NonResident Draw Odds Min Res. Points Min NonRes. Points
036-4
F
Any
4
4
348 178 170
100%
100%
0 0
036-6
Any
6
6
250 127 123
100%
90.9%
0 0
036-9
E
Any
9
9
50 50 0
100%
4%
0 7
HuntScore Tip: Wyoming statute says nonresidents must have a licensed guide or resident companion to hunt big or trophy game in federally designated wilderness areas. The resident companion will need to get a free non-commercial guide license from a Game and Fish office. The law does not prohibit nonresidents from hiking, fishing or hunting game birds, small game, or coyotes in wilderness areas. Only nonresident big and trophy game hunters must have a licensed guide or resident companion.

Elk Harvest Stats (2019)


Total Hunters
880
Total Harvest
225
Harvest Male
120
Harvest Female
0
25.6%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth Success Rate Days Hunter
A
9
LL
N/A 51 8
8
0
15.7% 8
ALL
ALL
ALL
N/A 880 225
120
0
25.6% 7
F
R
N/A 710 183
104
0
25.8% 7
F
N
N/A 170 42
16
0
24.7% 6
F
4
LL
N/A 222 76
0
0
34.2% 8
F
6
LL
N/A 193 29
0
0
15% 7
F
G
N/A
N/A 504 112
112
0
22.2% 6
HuntScore Tip: Ever hunt a unit with a 100% success rate and not see any animals? If you're nodding your head to any of these scenarios then you're one of the people who knows that statistics are a good guide, but they aren't a guarantee.

Harvests Trends


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.

Total Harvest

Success Rate

Days Per Hunter (To Harvest)

Weather Insights


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.

Average Temps

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.

Precipitation

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.

Snow

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.

Likely Wind Directions

Wind Speed

Sunshine




Cloud Cover




Other Weather Events

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