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 at the junction of U.S. Highway 14 and Interstate Highway 90 east of the town of Ranchester; southerly along said highway to Piney Creek; westerly up said creek to South Piney Creek; southwesterly up said creek to the divide along the Big Horn Mountain range; northwesterly along said divide to the Woodchuck Pass Road (U.S.F.S. Road 226); northerly along said road to the Goose (Red Grade) Road (U.S.F.S. Road 26); northwesterly along said road to the Black Mountain Road (U.S.F.S. Road 16); northeasterly along said road to U.S. Highway 14; easterly along said road to Interstate Highway 90.
45% Private, 53% Public, 49% USFS, 4% State, 1% Military, 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 have been successful increasing harvest over the past several years, likely retarding growth of this herd. WYGFD maintained liberal season strategies for 2020.
Antlerless and cow/calf licenses have relatively low participation and success rates. Adding additional licenses will not significantly increase harvest. WYGFD e decreased Area 38 Type 6 licenses as the damage situation this license was intended to address has abated. WYGFD increased Area 39 Type 4 licenses to address an increase of elk observed in this area.
WYGFD tested 78 hunter harvested elk in 2019 for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Two elk, one each from Areas 35 and 37, tested positive, for a prevalence rate of 2.6%. Between 2014-2019, WYGFD tested 169 hunter harvested elk with five positives, for a prevalence rate of 3.0% (95% CI = 0.9- 6.8%). WYGFD e have not detected CWD in Hunt Areas 36, 38, 39 or 40 (n=83).
WYGFD also had three positive female elk from Area 37 this year that were euthanized for exhibiting clinical signs of disease.
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.
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.
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