Proposed Non-Resident General Elk Regions


Veteran member
Feb 25, 2014
Eastern Nebraska
Going to need a little time to study this. Care to list your reasons why you would support it?
To put it simply, I think this will make the quality of a Wyoming general hunt better.

I have hunted elk since 1989 in virtually the same couple of mountain ranges. In my 11 days out this season I saw more hunters than I have ever seen. In some areas the hunter density was similar to what Colorado OTC hunts are like. I believe this regional approach will help with that problem. This will spread non-resident hunters out across the state while placing more in areas where elk really need to be harvested.

This will keep residents happier, and more tolerant of non-resident hunters which is a win for all imo.

Tag numbers will go up and down as populations fluctuate but I don't foresee numbers going down anytime soon. Elk are doing great in Wyoming.

Yell Co AR Hunter

Very Active Member
Dec 10, 2015
Yell County Arkansas
That could allow a few extra tags for NR elk hunters. The only problem I see with regions is knowing which area to apply for. Now you can draw a general tag and then research where to hunt. Of course you should do your research prior to the draw anyway. It might end up like deer regions where some require years worth of points.


Veteran member
Oct 12, 2014
Woodland Park, Colorado
When you say SE Wyoming what areas are you talking about?

Most of the issues I see down that way is access, range riders pushing elk back to private and roads being closed for no reason.


Veteran member
May 2, 2016
SE Wyoming
Roads are closed for reasons just not ones we usually like.
I think he is talking about the Snowies and general elk hunting in there.
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