Bighorn Sheep Hunting


Bighorn sheep hunt areas 1-5 on the east side of Yellowstone National Park provide about 80 percent of Wyoming’s annual harvest and hunting is expected to be excellent again this year. 

Last season the average age of rams taken in areas 1-4 was 7-8 years old. Area 5 west of Meeteetse continues to bounce back after a disease problem several years ago and eight tags were added in 2017. Early summer reconnaissance near Dubois of the famed Whiskey Mountain (hunt area 10) and the rocky Dinwoody (hunt area 9) to the south is a little concerning because lamb production appears to be down significantly. Fortunately that won’t impact the number of mature rams this fall, so a bountiful hunting season should be on tap.

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