WY Elk Unit 61

grizzly

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Dec 3, 2013
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I burned my points and drew a 61-1 elk tag. I'm trying to get one with a bow, but I'd really like to try and get a 350-type bull. Am I crazy? Should I lower my goals?

I'd love to know if I'm nuts.

Be honest. I can take it :cool:
 

ScottR

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Nope, but you can?t hunt the best part without a guide. You squared away there?


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grizzly

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Nope, but you can?t hunt the best part without a guide. You squared away there?


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Yep, thanks for checking. Going with Shoshone Lodge. I just don't want to be the doofus that shows up with crazy unrealistic goals.
 

ScottR

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You have realistic expectations. They have a good camp with a track record of happy hunters. You should do well there!


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grizzly

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The hunt was awesome. Dozens of dozens of bugling bulls, we didn't have grizzly issues (though we had a sow and two cubs at 60 yards), the guide was super patient while I looked for the right bull, camp was clean and comfortable. I couldn't be happier.

Good luck to everybody else this year.

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trophyhunt

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Oct 30, 2018
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I was just in that country for a later hunt, the snows didn't come and hunting was not as expected, for bigger bulls. I saw lots of rag horns and tons of elk, one very big bull that had a broken 4th and 3rd on opposite sides, that saved his life. That ride in is interesting for a horse newbie, was a bit nervous at times. Great bull you got, congrats.
 

ScottR

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I was just in that country for a later hunt, the snows didn't come and hunting was not as expected, for bigger bulls. I saw lots of rag horns and tons of elk, one very big bull that had a broken 4th and 3rd on opposite sides, that saved his life. That ride in is interesting for a horse newbie, was a bit nervous at times. Great bull you got, congrats.
The snow is coming down now, did you have the type 2 tag? Will you be able to make it back if you do?
 

trophyhunt

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The snow is coming down now, did you have the type 2 tag? Will you be able to make it back if you do?
I had a type 1 tag for 62, just across from an outfitters camp, big camp with white tents and a t'pee. I tagged out on my second day and didn't see much after that, ended up killing a bull in a canyon where the horses couldn't go. Couldn't go opening weekend because of my dads special tag in WA and I wasn't going to miss that, but I heard the last week was better anyway, of course not the year I finally draw. I had 12 points and have been putting in for 13 years, probably a once in a lifetime deal.