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Tyler H.

Respiratory disease claims most of Antelope Island’s bighorn sheep - posted 8 months ago

This happened in Montana in the Tendoy Mountains and they opened the area to let hunters cull all the sheep. It raised funds for the Fish & Wildlife department and cost them nothing rather than charging taxpayers to fly a helicopter and shoot them from the air. Utah could use a lesson in game management sometimes. Ewes eat just as well as rams.

Tyler H.

The ins and outs of early season meat care - posted 1 year ago

I like dry ice in lieu of regular ice. Especially if it is warm and you have a long drive, ie anything overnight or longer than 4-5 hours. Keep a towel or use clothes to separate the dry ice from the meat otherwise you end up with a nice freezer burn on the meat. When using plain ice, remember it will melt quickly in contact with warm meat even in a cooler. That pool of water and blood is great for bacteria growth and I know from experience will ruin your meat. Stop every hour or two and drain that water and blood from your cooler. You can refill with ice or just leave the drain plug open. Put the cooler towards the front of the truck bed so the blood doesn’t leak all over your gear in the back of the truck.

Tyler H.

Overview of Wyoming’s license fee changes for 2018 - posted 1 year ago

Oh and one other kicker they neglect to tell you that really affects your hunt. Once they start feeding elk on the National Elk Refuge, they contact you and from there you have 48 hours to try and harvest your Bison, if they are even on the refuge. Hopefully the weather changes soon and NW Wyoming gets some serious snow, otherwise I think the Game and Fish will have a lot of angry Bison hunters knocking on the door.

Tyler H.

Overview of Wyoming’s license fee changes for 2018 - posted 1 year ago

Wow, that is a crazy increase for Bison hunting. I have a cow/calf tag this year and since it has been so mild in NW Wyoming the Bison are sticking to the National Park and not one, yes not one, cow/calf has been taken so far this year. According to the Game and Fish, they will close the season on Jan. 31 regardless of the harvest. Thank god I did not draw this tag next year. It is hard enough to potentially swallow a $1000 tag with a pretty good chance of not harvesting an animal let alone paying double that. I have taken three separate trips down to the area to scout and it is definitely true that they only migrate from the National Park to the refuge and very few wander into the National Forest where you can hunt them. Only 18 bulls have been taken to date. That is not a good harvest number when you pay that kind of money and realistically don't even get an opportunity to hunt them. You can take pictures along the highway but that is not the same as trying to actually hunt them. I don't have a problem paying $1000 for an elk tag and not being successful if I actually get to hunt them and have a solid hunting experience which is worth the money. However, the Bison hunt is absolutely dependent on weather and could be a massive waste of money and especially hard to swallow at a cost of $4000+. I am pretty disappointed in the whole Bison tag experience. Wyoming Game and Fish does a terrible job explaining the hunt to people as it is fully dependent on weather. Unfortunately, weather has not cooperated and I guess that is hunting.

Tyler H.

New Mexico Big Game Unit 21A - posted 2 years ago

@JT L Yes it is a great hunt during the second season but a lot of the bulls move down to private land. The roadless areas to hunt are incredible and you won't see very many people at all. I saw a few great bulls but they are not in major abundance. If you draw, send me an email at tyler@rnaoutdoors.com and I will definitely give you some pointers on where I saw some of the bigger bulls. If you are prepared to hike, then you have a good chance at a mature bull.