Wyoming region r

300Winmag

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Hey guys, maybe you can help me decide where I should go this year. I'm trying to decide on paying the extra for a special tag in region R Wyoming or look at units in NE Colorado such as 3 or 4. I'll have 2 other guys with me this year and possibly my 10 year old son. Just hoping for a good time, good scenery and a respectable buck. We don't have any points so that's the reason for special draw tag. Thanks for any info.
 

LCH

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You might have a tough time drawing 3 or 4 in Colorado with zero points. I expect 3rd rifle especially to be tougher to draw with the later season dates.
 

Hunt West

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I’ve never hunted R in WY, but I can assure you 3 & 4 in Colorado will be full of other hunters. There is an OTC elk season concurrent with the deer so it only adds to the pressure.
 

NYSKIER

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You might have a tough time drawing 3 or 4 in Colorado with zero points. I expect 3rd rifle especially to be tougher to draw with the later season dates.
I second that as well I'm not sure about rifle but I know you need at least a point for archery.
 

300Winmag

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I was hoping to get a mule deer tag in Colorado and maybe have a cow tag in my pocket just in case. I just noticed the new dates and structure for Colorado. I've always hunted region C around Kaycee but haven't been there in a few years. Region C in Wyoming was always a guaranteed tag but for some reason takes 3 points to draw these days. I was hoping to not have to spend the extra for a special tag in Wyoming but seems I may have to in order to get a decent tag. It appears region D, L, and Y could be drawn with a special tag, would anyone recommend any of these or any other units. Not looking for honeyholes just opinions of one unit over the other. Thanks
 

tyhanson

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I hunted elk in region R, If you're happy with a 130-150 type deer I think its decent hunt.Lots of company mostly deer hunters
 

300Winmag

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I think we'd be happy with a buck in that range. So far my biggest scored 155 and if the 3 of us could get close to that we'd be very happy. Is there a chance at seeing any cow elk while we're deer hunting?
 

madtom

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I think we'd be happy with a buck in that range. So far my biggest scored 155 and if the 3 of us could get close to that we'd be very happy. Is there a chance at seeing any cow elk while we're deer hunting?
Probably the same chance as seeing a mule deer.
 

300Winmag

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So would you guys suggest spending the extra for a region R special tag or would you recommend a different region? Does the last reply mean there's a decent amount of elk or few mule deer?
 

justinch

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Regarding numbers, if you look at the job completion reports on the WY G&F website, it goes into a lot of detail about the herds in specific areas.
 
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