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Wyoming bighorn mts dates 2021
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Contributors to this thread:
WI Shedhead 29-Sep-20
greg simon 29-Sep-20
alpinebowman 29-Sep-20
Elkhntr101 29-Sep-20
LONEBULL 29-Sep-20
WI Shedhead 29-Sep-20
Firsty 29-Sep-20
Bob H in NH 29-Sep-20
LONEBULL 29-Sep-20
Big John 29-Sep-20
Don K 29-Sep-20
Brotsky 29-Sep-20
pav 30-Sep-20
From: WI Shedhead
29-Sep-20
Our group more than likely will draw bighorn mnt type 9 tags in 2021. I need to put in for my 2 weeks vacation at work very soon. I would like advice from the all knowing bowsiters on which two weeks We should be in the mountains. Couple things- My 71 year old dad will be with us on his more than likely last elk hunt and although in good shape will not be chasing bugles. Also if your into that thing, the full moon is on the 20th.

The weeks are- 1) August 30-September 5

2) September 6-12

3) September 13-19

4) September 20-26

For what it’s worth our group felt that weeks 2-3 were best-

Thanks!!!!!!!!

From: greg simon
29-Sep-20
Have a look at the current thread Wyoming Crossover Tags. Some good info there.

From: alpinebowman
29-Sep-20
I would say 3 and 4

From: Elkhntr101
29-Sep-20
Later the better in my opinion. Stay as long as you can, weather and the rut can vary.

From: LONEBULL
29-Sep-20
Which area? Makes a difference on how I would respond.

From: WI Shedhead
29-Sep-20
2 of us 38. Two of us 40

From: Firsty
29-Sep-20
2,3 if not a crossover unit.

From: Bob H in NH
29-Sep-20
Things in the BigHorns are VERY quiet this year, cameras and actual sightings point towards the elk moved! There was a "freak" storm here Labor Day weekend that dumped up to a foot of snow, several people have said many/most elk are already down lower, that may pull them out of your area, in that case, I'd say earlier the better.

From: LONEBULL
29-Sep-20
I'd say #3 then if you're in 38 and 40

From: Big John
29-Sep-20
Check your PM

From: Don K
29-Sep-20
When I was there years back 38 was a Zoo during Labor Day weekend with all the recreational people. After that it was great and didnt see many people.

From: Brotsky
29-Sep-20
2 every time.

From: pav
30-Sep-20
I've only bowhunted elk in the Bighorns once. Arrived on Labor Day with the remainder of the season available to hunt if necessary. Week #2, as listed, was a complete bust...zero bull sightings and zero bugling activity. Arrowed my biggest bull to date on the 15th and things were just really getting started. You definitely run greater risk of weather becoming a factor the later you hunt....but for rut activity....later is better in my limited Bighorns experience.

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