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Unit Profile

Legal Description

Beginning at the junction of the North Platte River and Interstate Highway 80 at Fort Steele Bridge; easterly along said highway to Wyoming Highway 130 at the Saratoga interchange; southerly along said highway to the Pass Creek Road (Carbon County Road 404); easterly along said road to the Pass Creek Basin Road; southerly along said road to U.S.F.S. Road 115; southerly along said road to the Cedar Pass Road (U.S.F .S. Road 261); northeasterly along said road to the Sand Lake Road (U.S.F.S. Road 101); southeasterly along said road to the North Brush Creek Road (U.S.F.S. Road 100); southerly along said road to U.S.F.S. Road 103; southeasterly along said road to the divide between Brush Creek and the Medicine Bow River; southeasterly along said divide to Medicine Bow Peak and the Laramie River-North Platte River divide; southerly along said divide to Wyoming Highway 130; westerly and northerly along said highway to the North Platte River at Saratoga; northwesterly down said river to Interstate Highway 80.

Trailheads

W.chain's End Hiway 130, Lakes, W.lake Marie Parking, Dipper Lake, Brush Creek Ski & Summer, Silver Lake Loop

Campgrounds

Lincoln Park, South Brush Creek

Mountain Peaks

Pennock Mountain (9,965ft), Coad Mountain (9,454ft), Red Hill (8,666ft), Indian Hill (7,952ft), Paulson Hill (7,910ft), Sheep Rock (7,185ft), Fourmile Hill (7,074ft), Sixmile Hill (7,042ft), Kennaday Peak (10,810ft), Gold Hill (10,118ft)

Special Regs

No special regulations apply to this unit

VariableValueRankGraph
Unit Size445.43 sq. miles57/103
Total Hunters1276 hunters14/103
Hunter Density2.86 per sq/m16/103
Overall Success25.5% Success85/103
Public Lands56.0% Public74/103
Road Density2.06 per sq/m97/103
Ruggedness0.63 out of 1073/103
Elevation6,551 - 11,80123/103

Available License

Elk Unit 12 has 4 available licenses, 0 of them geared towards the Public Land Hunter. This tag is extremely easy to draw for Wyoming and takes no preference points.
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LicenseDescriptionDrawOddsSeason
ArcheryHunt any tag below when you buy an archery permitSep. 1-Tentative
Limited 6Cow or calf valid on private land2nd Choice62.9%Oct. 15-Tentative
Limited 6Cow or calf2nd Choice62.9%Oct. 1-Tentative
Limited 7Cow or calf elk valid on private land1st Choice49.5%Aug. 15-Tentative
GeneralAny elk, spikes excludedOTCOTCOct. 15-Tentative
LicenseDescriptionDrawOddsSeason
ArcheryHunt any tag below when you buy an archery permitSep. 1-Tentative
GeneralAny elk, spikes excluded1 Points8.0%Oct. 15-Tentative
GeneralSpecial Draw - Odds0 Points31.6%
LicenseDescriptionDrawOddsSeason
ArcheryHunt any tag below when you buy an archery permitSep. 1-Tentative
Limited 6Cow or calf valid on private land1st Choice52.2%Oct. 15-Tentative
Limited 6Cow or calf1st Choice52.2%Oct. 1-Tentative
Limited 7Cow or calf elk valid on private land1st Choice34.3%Aug. 15-Tentative
GeneralAny elk, spikes excluded1st Choice16.6%Oct. 15-Tentative
GeneralSpecial Draw - Odds1st Choice49.0%

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Harvest Statistics

Season TypeHuntersBullCowCalfTotalSuccess
Limited 613205275944.7%
Limited 717070741.2%
General1170185581026022.2%
Pooled Total12761851171732625.5%
Pooled Resident1069120891222821.3%
Pooled Nonresident207652859847.3%

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