Maverick1 wrote:Mopar1169 wrote:Maverick1 wrote:Mopar1169 wrote:Guess i am not going to Wyoming. I am just starting to look at going to Idaho for elk next year. Probably be just a one-time deal. Dad wants to go. I like hunting whitetail too much to give up one of my trips every year. Plus the elk trips get mighty expensive. This year will be back in Nebraska, Minnesota, plus around home.
If you don't have preference points for elk already, you aren't going hunting in Wyoming next year, regardless. (Unless you are going hunting with a reduced price cow/calf only tag, win a Super tag raffle, or a commissioner/governor's tag.....)
Doesn't Wyoming limit which public lands you can hunt on if you are a non-resident?
That is correct. “Wyoming statute says nonresidents must have a licensed guide or resident companion to hunt big or trophy game in federally designated wilderness areas. The resident companion will need to get a free non-commercial guide license from a Game and Fish office. The law does not prohibit nonresidents from hiking, fishing or hunting game birds, small game, or coyotes in wilderness areas. Only nonresident big and trophy game hunters must have a licensed guide or resident companion.”
Hunting in WY gets involved. Beyond the federal wilderness areas, also consider the following:
On State owned lands, you can HUNT without a resident or a guide, but you can’t camp overnight or make a fire.
Clear as mud? Sweet. Also, consider.....
There is a swath of land running through the lower third of Wyoming called the checkerboard area. The legality of corner hopping has long been questioned and is confusing at best. Most LEO identify it as illegal and violators will be prosecuted by the knowing landowners as trespassing.
Been to WY a number of times. Great hunts. Good luck!
That's what I thought I remembered from watching born and raised. Seems a backwards not being able to hunt federal wilderness without a guide since the land is taken care of with fed dollars. Doubt I will ever hunt wyoming anyways. Probably hit Idaho next year then the year after go to Montana with the buddy for deer.