Elk Hunting in Wyoming Hunt Area 81 - Spread 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...

Hunt Area 81 - Spread Creek

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User Scores
Ease of Drawing
0
 
N/A
Success
35
 
35
Trophy Potential
0
N/A
Public Access
99
 
99
Ease of Terrain
74
 
74
Room to Breathe
6
 
6
Opportunity
0
 
N/A
Convenience
8
 
8
Ease of Effort
43
 
43
54
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Beginning where the Grand Teton National Park boundary crosses the Gros Ventre River east of the town of Kelly; northerly along said boundary to U.S. Highway 26-287; easterly along said highway to Togwotee Pass and the Continental Divide; southerly along said divide to the Moccasin Basin Road (U.S.F.S. Road 30750); southerly down said road to the North Fork of Fish Creek at Calf Creek; southerly down said creek to Fish Creek; southeasterly down said creek to the Gros Ventre River; westerly down said river to the Grand Teton National Park boundary.

County

Teton

Size

345 Square Miles (220,931 Acres)

Land Ownership

1% Private, 99% Public, 99% USFS

Latitude/Longitude

43.7001, -110.3249

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 0 hotels, 6 campgrounds, and 0 grocery stores within a 20 mile radius.

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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. The current hunting season structure has succeeded in stabilizing the herd to within a very small margin of the 11,000 mid-winter trend count objective. In 2020, hunting seasons in Hunt Area 78 focused on continuing to address damage to private lands through a variety of license types and early opening and late closing dates. Quotas were reduced slightly for some license types due to reduced access to some private lands.

In 2019, quotas for Hunt Area 75 Type 4 and Type 6 licenses were significantly reduced due to a low mid-winter trend count caused by unusual winter conditions with many elk on native winter range. A more typical mid-winter trend count in 2019 resulted in these quotas being increased for the 2020 hunting season. The main continuing challenges for management of the Jackson Elk Herd are 1) controlling short-distance migratory elk numbers through cow harvest, while protecting long-distance migratory elk from overharvest, 2) monitoring and adapting to recent changes in elk winter distribution, and 3) working with the multiple agencies and landowners involved in elk population, habitat, and disease management.

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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.

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Elk Drawing Stats (2021)


Total Quota
46,108
Licenses Drawn
16,922
Licenses Surplus
29,186
Resident Quota
38,960
Nonresident Quota
7,148
Landowner Quota
0
Youth Quota
0
22.3%
Overall Unit
1st Choice Draw Odds
Choose a hunt below to take a deeper dive into quotas, drawing odds, drawing trends, and harvest data.
Stats Apply For Sex Manner Season Type Draw Odds HuntScore Notes
GEN-1
M
ANY
G
LL
96.1%
0 Antlered elk, spikes excluded
GEN-1
E
A
A
LL
96.1%
0 Any elk
HuntScore Tip: In addition to a general or limited quota license, one must purchase an archery license before hunting during a special archery season. Only one archery license per year is required and it is valid for all big and trophy game special archery seasons. Archers possessing a Type 9 archery only license are not required to purchase an archery permit. However, they can only hunt in the hunt area(s) and during the dates their license is valid and may not hunt during a later regular season if unsuccessful.

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Elk Harvest Stats (2019)


Total Hunters
492
Total Harvest
149
Harvest Male
146
Harvest Female
0
30.3%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
ALL
ALL
ALL
N/A 492 149
146
0
F
NRS
N/A 168 76
76
0
F
RS
N/A 324 73
70
0
F
G
N/A 492 149
146
0
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Average Temps

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