I guess it would depend on the unit...on the units I am most familiar with, this would not be an issue because the winter range is mostly public land.
I am thinking of the units that I suspect are some of the most popular like the Manti-Lasal and the Wasatch Mountain units.wyoming2utah said:I guess it would depend on the unit...on the units I am most familiar with, this would not be an issue because the winter range is mostly public land.
Amen. Good points, all. My question is still the same. Are the odds of drawing a late season permit much better than drawing an early season permit because there are a lot more hunters applying for the early season permits even though there are more permits? And would there be better odds for everyone if all the permits were lumped together in the early season as they were a few years ago. I guess I really don't see the advantage of splitting the permits. That said I will answer my own question partly this way....Last September my wife and I went for an ATV ride/grouse hunt up on Willow Creek Ridge and I was really surprised at the number of big game (presumablly LE elk) hunters we saw. It might be an advantage to split the number of hunters with the number of permits. That is the only advantage I can see.wyoming2utah said:A couple of other things to think about with these two hunts: 1) a lot more tags are given to the early hunt than the late hunt 2) the late hunt takes place after the rut when many bulls have broken tines; for some hunters this takes away from its appeal 3) private landowners have an advantage in many hunts...general season hunts especially; what can we do?