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wyoming elk unit 16
Elk
Contributors to this thread:
shamu 02-Apr-14
kidwalker 03-Apr-14
J.C. 04-Apr-14
badbull 03-Aug-21
Pop-r 03-Aug-21
KHunter 04-Aug-21
Firsty 05-Aug-21
Firsty 05-Aug-21
KHunter 06-Aug-21
Brotsky 06-Aug-21
From: shamu
02-Apr-14
I drew a wyoming unit 16 elk tag (Shirley mtn). Pretty excited about this hunt, I have heard good things about the quality and numbers of elk in the area. I plan to spend a couple weekends scouting it and I have spoken to one hunter who had the tag 2 years ago, but wondering if any of you could offer some advice on the area. I plan to devote most of my time during the archery hunt in September and probably the last week and half of september. I probably would pass on a bull smaller than 300", but with my bow anything 300-320" would be a shooter for me. I've heard the elk are on Shirley mountain until the snow flies then they move of into the low country. Are there elk in that lower desert country in septmember or will I have to stick to Shirley mtn? I would rather see fewer elk and kill a smaller bull and avoid the crowds, than compete with a lot of hunters- so I am wondering if there are elk on public land in september outside of Shirley mtn. Does anyone know if Bennett mountain or Pedro Mountains hold any elk?

Any help would be appreciated!

From: kidwalker
03-Apr-14
I've never drawn this tag , but spent much time in this area. The elk use a lot of the deep breaks out in the desert badland areas . They just seem to come out of nowhere sometimes. Only scouting will help you find these bulls.

From: J.C.
04-Apr-14
I'v been looking at 16 also. good luck would like to know how your hunt go's

From: badbull
03-Aug-21
J.C., I saw your old post regarding Wyo 26 elk. My son has this tag this year and I want to help him bowhunt it. Was wondering if you ever drew it and if so if you could tell me any pointers about the area ? Thanks for any info that you may have, Bob

From: Pop-r
03-Aug-21
I'm not sure a couple weekends will give your hunt justification..

From: KHunter
04-Aug-21

KHunter's embedded Photo
not shirley mtn
KHunter's embedded Photo
not shirley mtn
KHunter's embedded Photo
Also not Shirley mtn. snuck in to 35 yds of this bull sleeping in the sun and he still busted me….
KHunter's embedded Photo
Also not Shirley mtn. snuck in to 35 yds of this bull sleeping in the sun and he still busted me….
KHunter's embedded Photo
prob biggest bull I saw. Smart son of a gun had my number, just could not get close.
KHunter's embedded Photo
prob biggest bull I saw. Smart son of a gun had my number, just could not get close.
Never set foot on Shirley mtn during the hunt…

From: Firsty
05-Aug-21
Loose lips sink ships Khunter........

From: Firsty
05-Aug-21
Loose lips sink ships Khunter........

From: KHunter
06-Aug-21
16 is a very very large unit, SM is but one piece of it. And I will never draw it again…

From: Brotsky
06-Aug-21
Yup, lots of units in that area take lots of points...and for good reason. My best buddy spent 12 of his in that part of the state last year and we killed a cranker. Love Wyoming!

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