- May 1, 2022
So I struck out on drawing Wyoming elk and antelope this year. My neighbor/good friend drew a region Y deer tag however. My original plan was to go with him, help scout, pack meat if he got lucky etc. The other day he suggested I look into getting a black bear tag if I wanted to hunt something since he'd read tags were OTC. After doing a little research it appears the bear units that make up the unit he plans to deer hunt have a fairly low quota of fall sows allowed. This areas deer season running the last two weeks of Oct has me wondering if the quotas will be met or close to being met by the time we're deer hunting. So I guess what I'm asking, is would any of y'all consider picking up a bear tag if you were in my shoes? If the tag were cheaper it wouldn't be a big deal to risk I guess, but I suppose I could just wait and check the quota situation once we get ready to take off. My other question is how active are black bears in the northern Bighorns in late October? I'm completely green to bear hunting, wasn't sure if they'd be out and about feeding still or getting ready to den up already etc. Guessing that mainly depends on the weather?? Anyway, any suggestion I'm all ears.