Yes state does matter, and some instances different regions of states matter because of preference points. Are you trying to go this Fall? If so, you have eliminated a few options because of licenses have already been sold. What are your expectations for the hunt? Are you looking for a trophy bull? Or will a cow or small bull suffice? I know there are some good units in WY where you can draw for rifle with 1 pt. CO has a bunch of OTC units so if you are looking for something for this year that would be your best bet IMO, however your chances at good bull drop dramatically. Also, with a couple members of your group not as mobile as you will limit the areas and outfitters you want to choose from. You may want to look for one that hunts with horses and out of a lodge. A base camp, pack in hunt could also be an option but these are often in a bit more rugged country. PM sentbucky23 said:The state doesn't matter. We plan on using rifle. Im in average shape but father inlaw may have a little trouble.
Wow guess I won't be offering help around this forum anymore.Jayden41 said:They don't allow residents to hunt there for free,and they are allowed to take up or block public land,which then makes OUR publicland inaccessible and posted for them to make profits
If you think seeing 5-10 bulls a day and you just figure out which is big enough to shoot is hunting,hey, more power to you.I for one do not,and there aren't many fans of it out west either;unless your the owner.I guess next you'll say that auction tags are available for everyone;right???for everyone that has an extra 100k to spend on a tag,roflmo
Heit_ I think that is what Jayden was trying to say.Heit said:Jayden41,I see you know very little about hunting out West. There is land-locked "public land" throughout the state of WY. Many are called "school sections"(a section = 1 sq. mile) and are surrounded by private property. Many/most of the land owners DO NOT allow access through their property to OUR public land. The land owners and those they DO allow access get to enjoy these "honey-holes". Not fair? You bet your a** it's not fair and sticks in the craw of the rest of us. There is and has been a concerted effort to change this situation, some have come around, others, not.