We (wife, pretty much) is on the fence about us moving back to Alaska in 20 months after I retire here in Australia. I told her plan B was Wyoming (since I am a Wyoming Native, and have tons of family there). Not sure where yet (Afton, Meteetse, Bighorn Valley, Cody, Clark) (I heard Pavillion and Riverton's water supply is tainted and killing people?).

I made a deal with her last night that we could stay in the lower 48 until our kids got a little older.

How crowded (honestly) is the wilderness area rifle elk hunts?

Most of my family hunted Union Pass since the 1960s, then it got opened up to four wheelers, and now it's a Minnesota, Michigan and Texas parking lot.

My uncle and cousins still hunt it, but mostly for cows or during bow season.