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Unit Profile

Legal Description

Beginning where U.S. Highway 16 crosses the Big Horn River in the town of Worland; northerly down said river to Wyoming Highway 31 at the town of Manderson; easterly along said highway to the Cold Springs Road (B.L.M. /U.S.F.S. Road 344); northeasterly along said road to the divide between Medicine Lodge Creek and Paint Rock Creek at Upper Medicine Lodge Lake; easterly along said divide to the divide along the Big Horn Mountain range; southeasterly along said divide to U.S. Highway 16 at Powder River Pass; westerly along said highway to the Canyon Creek Road (U.S.F.S. Road 25); southerly along said road to the Gold Mine Road (U.S.F.S. Road 452); southerly along said road to the Bighorn National Forest boundary; westerly along said boundary to U.S. Highway 16; westerly along said highway to the Bighorn River in the town of Worland.

Trailheads

Lily Lake, Lone Tree Trail, Battle Park T.h., Paintrock Lake T.h., Salt Lick Trail, West Tensleep Lake T.h., Sitting Bull T.h.

Campgrounds

Lower Paintrock Lake C.g., West Tensleep Lake C.g., Lakeview C.g., Sitting Bull C.g., Boulder Park C.g., Island Park C.g., Lake Creek Campground, Tensleep Creek C.g., Deer Park C.g., Leigh Creek C.g., Bull Creek C.g.

Mountain Peaks

Buck Mountain (9,580ft), Cement Mountain (8,961ft), Island, The (8,210ft), Buttes (7,090ft), Cedar Mountain (5,711ft), Signal Butte (4,700ft), McDermotts Butte (4,404ft), Woolsey, Mount (12,978ft), Mather Peaks (12,348ft), Darton Peak (12,275ft), Loaf Mountain (11,722ft), Elk Mountain (11,321ft), Wild Horse Hill (ft)

Special Regs

No special regulations apply to this unit

VariableValueRankGraph
Unit Size778.17 sq. miles31/103
Total Hunters901 hunters27/103
Hunter Density1.16 per sq/m50/103
Overall Success41.4% Success49/103
Public Lands82.8% Public33/103
Road Density1.59 per sq/m70/103
Ruggedness1.71 out of 1041/103
Elevation3,930 - 12,9985/103

Available License

Elk Unit 45 has 5 available licenses, 5 of them geared towards the Public Land Hunter.
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LicenseDescriptionDrawOddsSeason
ArcheryHunt any tag below when you buy an archery permitSep. 15-Tentative
Limited 1Any elk1st Choice24.1%Oct. 15-Tentative
Limited 4Antlerless elk2nd Choice9.1%Oct. 15-Tentative
Limited 5Antlerless elk1st Choice96.3%Oct. 10-Tentative
Limited 6Cow or calf valid north of the Hyattville logging road and east of State Hwy 31 off national forest. Valid off national forest Sep 15.1st Choice97.4%Aug. 15-Tentative
Limited 9Any elk, archery only1st Choice33.3%Sep. 1-Tentative
LicenseDescriptionDrawOddsSeason
ArcheryHunt any tag below when you buy an archery permitSep. 15-Tentative
Limited 1Any elk8 Points12.1%Oct. 15-Tentative
Limited 1Special Draw - Odds8 Points88.9%
Limited 4Antlerless elk0 Points76.0%Oct. 15-Tentative
Limited 4Special Draw - Odds3rd Choice100.0%
Limited 5Antlerless elk0 Points50.0%Oct. 10-Tentative
Limited 5Special Draw - Odds3rd Choice100.0%
Limited 9Any elk, archery only7 Points15.4%Sep. 1-Tentative
Limited 9Special Draw - Odds7 Points7.1%
LicenseDescriptionDrawOddsSeason
ArcheryHunt any tag below when you buy an archery permitSep. 15-Tentative
Limited 1Any elk1st Choice2.4%Oct. 15-Tentative
Limited 1Special Draw - Odds1st Choice5.6%
Limited 4Antlerless elk2nd Choice5.0%Oct. 15-Tentative
Limited 4Special Draw - Odds3rd Choice100.0%
Limited 5Antlerless elk1st Choice71.4%Oct. 10-Tentative
Limited 5Special Draw - Odds3rd Choice100.0%
Limited 6Cow or calf valid north of the Hyattville logging road and east of State Hwy 31 off national forest. Valid off national forest Sep 15.1st Choice33.7%Aug. 15-Tentative
Limited 9Any elk, archery only1st Choice2.1%Sep. 1-Tentative
Limited 9Special Draw - Odds1st Choice2.6%

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Harvest Statistics

Season TypeHuntersBullCowCalfTotalSuccess
Limited 13059414812039.3%
Limited 4181051156636.5%
Limited 518607337640.9%
Limited 69105445863.7%
Limited 914441935336.8%
Pooled Total9011352013337341.4%
Pooled Resident741971703229940.4%
Pooled Nonresident160383117446.3%

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