Wyoming unit 35 cow tag - base camp ideas?

williammunny

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Hi all,

Myself and 2 friends have cow tags for unit 35 in October. Since I have to drive 21 hours out there I'm not going to be able to scout before I get out there. Like anywhere, I understand that the weather will have a lot to do with where the elk are on opening day. I'm more concerned with figuring out where we're going to set up our base camp. We will setting up a wall tent but will have the ability to bivy as well. That being said, I'd hate to set up a wall tent and then break it down and move it after realizing it's not in a great spot. We will be hiking in, no ATVs or horses. I've been pouring over OnX to get an idea of the topography and landscape. It looks like there is a big burn in the south of the unit near a lookout tower. I was thinking that might be a decent starting point. We are all fairly young and in good shape. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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WapitiArcher

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Hi all,

Myself and 2 friends have cow tags for unit 35 in October. Since I have to drive 21 hours out there I'm not going to be able to scout before I get out there. Like anywhere, I understand that the weather will have a lot to do with where the elk are on opening day. I'm more concerned with figuring out where we're going to set up our base camp. We will setting up a wall tent but will have the ability to bivy as well. That being said, I'd hate to set up a wall tent and then break it down and move it after realizing it's not in a great spot. We will be hiking in, no ATVs or horses. I've been pouring over OnX to get an idea of the topography and landscape. It looks like there is a big burn in the south of the unit near a lookout tower. I was thinking that might be a decent starting point. We are all fairly young and in good shape. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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As long as weather cooperates, I'd camp on the PC loop road just east of the lookout you're talking about. Should have any issues finding elk. If there's more than 6-8" of snow, hunt about as low as you can towards private.....
 
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