topgun-(type 1 - 375) (type 4 - 400) (type 6 - 150) (type 9 - 125) total is 1050, sorry I was a little low on the count, but with deer hunters, friends just riding along... I would say yes thousands of people.
Last edited by Topgun 30-06; 01-21-2014 at 07:51 PM.
Seems like to me 38 is talked about a lot so I would say look elsewhere!!
The fact is with less than max points, your choices for a quality elk tag drop off dramatically. With 5 points the choices become very limited if you want a guaranteed tag and that will be true for a long while because the max pool is a long ways from drawing out.
Do all the Big Horn units get alot of pressure? I have been looking at 38 and 40 but from what I have learned on this thread and the MRS rating 38 D for hunting pressure it has me somewhat concerned. I am interested in these units because they are not real hard to draw and I could most likely draw 40 next year but would rather wait and build more points then go on a hunt with orange behind every tree.
I grew up in the big horns and have hunted them my entire life. Yes, I feel 38/41 are heavily pressured for all seasons but than you have some archery only seasons like in area 40 and 39 that only have 75 and 50 tags. Access is so good in the big horns, you can almost drive anywhere you need to go... but with any area, you start loosing people after you get a few miles back.
Thanks for the info! I would be hunting rifle season. Looking at the map 40 has quite alot of blm in it and I was wondering if there are elk on it too or if they are mostly on the FS land and all the hunters will be on the FS land too? Hopefully when I go antelope hunting this year I can leave a few days early and do some scouting for elk!
They (the elk) can be but more often than not they'll be on National Forest, as will the majority of the other elk hunters. There will still be plenty of hunters down low on BLM but they will be looking for deer. There will also be quite a few deer hunters up high on Forest, which seems to be the main cause for the circus-like hunting conditions. The last two years of hunting elk in 40 I stopped to talk to many other hunters. Most of them were out for deer, which was surprising to me.
Arise... Kill, Eat! - Acts 10:13