Wyoming Left-Over Draw Results

Bonecollector

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The draw has been over for more than 4 hours and not a single post.... Come on guys! LOL
Anyone put into the leftover draw? If so, anyone draw?
Results were as bad as the primary from my initial assessment.
However, I did draw a muley doe tag in unit xyz as my 2nd choice. First choice was a tag/unit with more public options, but no such luck. Just glad we drew which keeps the chances of hunting a mulie for my newbie friend a possibility. At this this point, I have 2 small areas to hunt, but am looking for some private access if anyone knows someone north of Gillette in unit 18 willing to allow 2 hunters on for doe, I'd be much obliged. If possible, please PM any leads. I would be willing to pay a small trespass fee if required.
As stated, I am taking another newbie this fall and would like to get him on his first mulie, even if it is a doe. We will already be hunting antelope (buck & doe) a few hours south and I just want to give him a great experience and the chance to hunt another species.The tag was only $34 so I didn't have much to lose, but really want to help this young man experience both species/hunts.
Thanks guys!
 
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go_deep

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In all seriousness though, there are a couple good cow elk tags still available if someone is looking for a tag to hunt on.
 

Bonecollector

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Bumping this up again. Any landowner contacts known for my newbie hunter/friend? Really want to get him a doe, if possible. I don't care about eating the tag. I knew the risk going into it.
I'll start doing some research over the weekend, but wanted to first check here.
If not no worries. Appreciate it men.
 

Hilltop

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I would help if I could but I am not very familiar with that area. I have had a lot of luck through the years contacting regional game wardens. Some of them have had a lead or two that turned into good permission. Worth a shot imo.
 

Bonecollector

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I would help if I could but I am not very familiar with that area. I have had a lot of luck through the years contacting regional game wardens. Some of them have had a lead or two that turned into good permission. Worth a shot imo.
That’s my next step. Just wanted check with our group here first. 👍
 

sigpros

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Congrats Hilltop and Bonecollector.

The boy drew a doe antelope tag so we are going to head up and try and get him his first western animal. It will be his first out of state hunting trip. I also drew a doe tag in the same unit but the focus is on him and filling his tag
 

wy-tex

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Picked up a whitetail doe tag and probably grab another as some are leftover still.
Will pick up a cow tag for the ranch we work on, that will give me 3 chances at putting elk meat in the freezer.
 
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Bonecollector

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I grabbed a few more doe 'lope tags. Be tough to fill due to obvioius reasons (leftover tags are problems or challenges - lol), but I'm gonna try.
Saw a tough muley doe tag, but dates didn't line up, but adding it to my research vault. ;-)
 
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Prerylyon

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Sending good mojo to all my friends on the forum; haven't posted much lately, just been busy with life: generally good things, can't complain too much! lol

WY draws were brutal this yr for me & my hunting buds...hoping some sanity returns in the coming yrs.

Failed to draw 3x, including the LO draw. Grrr...

I did pick up a tag out of the bargain bin when the store opened up yesterday. Has some access headaches, but will be better than staying home.

Total change in what I 'planned' for this fall, but looking forward to learning some new country and getting outside. Make lemonade from those lemons! 🍋

Regards,
 

shootbrownelk

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Sending good mojo to all my friends on the forum; haven't posted much lately, just been busy with life: generally good things, can't complain too much! lol

WY draws were brutal this yr for me & my hunting buds...hoping some sanity returns in the coming yrs.

Failed to draw 3x, including the LO draw. Grrr...

I did pick up a tag out of the bargain bin when the store opened up yesterday. Has some access headaches, but will be better than staying home.

Total change in what I 'planned' for this fall, but looking forward to learning some new country and getting outside. Make lemonade from those lemons! 🍋

Regards,
I'm afraid the draw odds from here on out will only get worse. JMO, a warden friend of mine agreed. More and more folks applying, the poor economy isn't a factor I guess. Hunter #'s declining? Not where I hunt, there's more every year.
 
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ScottR

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My gut says that numbers may be declining overall, but the call of hunting out west is getting stronger with opportunity getting tougher and tougher the further east you go.
 
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