September – October
Unit 45 in Northcentral Wyoming is quickly becoming one of the best opportunities in the state to harvest a trophy bull Elk. This unit lies at the southwest corner of the Bighorn Mountains, with Lodge pole pine ridges running down to sage and grass covered valleys; this is an elk hunting paradise.
It was here that Roosevelt was referring to when he wrote his Sister Anna exclaiming “the woods fairly rang with my shouting when I brought down my first lordly bull, with great branching antlers” –Theodore Roosevelt September 20, 1884 Letter to Anna
This historic location still holds the makings of your own story just as Roosevelt did long ago. WTA TAGS has teamed up with one of Wyoming’s premier outfitters to help you conduct this hunt of a lifetime. With a small hike you will settle into base camp where you will be set up in a fantastic wall tent style camp. Depending on where the Elk are concentrated you could be hunting from 4×4 vehicles, as well as horseback to make sure you are in the best areas to be successful. With bulls averaging over 300 inches this is a great opportunity to harvest an Elk of a lifetime.
Whether you are an archery hunter or rifle, Unit 45 offers tags for both seasons, and can be typically drawn with as few as 6 preference points.
If you are interested in learning more about this incredible Elk hunt in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming call WTA TAGS today to talk to a consultant about planning your hunt.
Elk license (regular) $707; (special) $1,283
Conservation stamp $15.50
Archery license $72
Comfortable wall tent accommodations, meals, guide service, and field care of trophy
Flights, hotels before or after hunt if needed, taxidermy, meat processing, shipping trophy/meat home, tips
Deer, antelope, turkey and private land elk hunting is conducted from their bunkhouse. You will experience all the comforts of home with, showers, beds and even satellite TV. Their bunkhouse can accommodate large groups so don’t hesitate to consider your friends.
Their mountain hunts are based out of wall tent camps or a log cabin in the Big Horn mountains. In thier tent camps hunters and fisherman sleep on cots in sleeping bags inside a canvas wall tent. These camps consist of multiple tents including a cook tent, toilet tent and sometimes a dining tent. Propane or wood burning stoves are used for heat and propane lanterns for light in the early mornings and after dark.
Fly to Gillette, WY, and rent a SUV for the drive to Camp. (Optional airport pick-up $250/group of 4 or less)
This unit has been drawing typically with 7-8 preference points with a 1:15 odds of drawing in the random pool each year.
Easy: Somewhat easy walking when it comes to physicality. Minimal walking or hiking and terrain is very accessible. Mostly hunting from blinds or tree stands.
Moderate: Physicality is somewhat moderate to advanced. Spot and stalk method of hunting as well as some hunting from blinds. Terrain can vary from prairies to mountains at higher elevations.
Difficult: Requires an advanced degree of physical endurance. Terrain is typically more mountainous and hunting can take place at higher elevation.
Extreme: Most difficult and physically demanding hunts. Requires advanced to extreme endurance and terrain or game pursued may involve dangerous situations.