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Hunting in Wyoming: Top Spots for Hunting in the Equality State

By    |   Tuesday, 29 Dec 2015 06:37 PM

Wyoming’s prairies, alpine mountains, and high-desert plains make for some of the best hunting in the country. The state’s variety of prey includes elk, antelope, sage grouse, and mule deer. While Wyoming Game and Fish Department maps show where game can be found and legally hunted, outfitters and local hunting experts can point to the best spots.

One of the most famous hunting areas within Wyoming is the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, also known as the Serengeti of North America. Near the center lies Jackson Hole, a valley filled with elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep, and black bear game.

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The Green River region’s Area 102 has become synonymous with mule deer hunting in Wyoming. This high-desert unit covers a large swath of the southwest portion of Wyoming in Sweetwater County. Outfitters and hunting gurus, such as MonsterMuleys.com and Red Desert Outfitters rank this high-desert area No. 1 year after year. The number of tags was reduced last hunting season making the region even more attractive with fewer hunters.

For elk hunting, recommended spots are the Bridger-Teton National Forest and the Shoshone National Forest, according to Field & Stream magazine. Both areas have large populations of bulls. Bridger-Teton hunting areas are within an alpine basin. The Shoshone region offers wilderness elk hunting.

Another unusual area is the Killpecker Sand Dunes in Sweetwater County. The red desert terrain is home to the desert elk – a breed found only in Wyoming, according to the Sweetwater County Joint Travel and Tourism Board.

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Wyoming wilderness country is home to Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. The largest herds can be found in the most remote areas of the Shoshone National Forest in northern Wyoming. Hunting is a difficult challenge, requiring long hikes in rugged terrain at high altitudes.

Top areas for moose hunting in Wyoming are in the Snowy Range to the southeast and Bighorn Mountains in the north, according to HuntAddicts.com. Area 38 in the Snowy Range is recommended as the best in the state.

Pronghorn, or antelope, hunting is best in several designated areas on public lands in Wyoming. Among the best is Area 85, a verdant landscape south of Yellowstone National Parks and northeast of Jackson Hole.

This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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