Moose Hunting

Hunting / Hunting Guide / Moose Hunting

Moose hunting across Wyoming promises high-quality animals for those lucky enough to draw the coveted license.


Wildlife managers recommend hunting when temperatures are the coolest, and moose are likely to be feeding at first light and early evening.

The Cody area reports improvements in the population, and hunter success runs about 90 percent. Even more promising, in 2017, several 40+ inch bulls were harvested from both hunt areas, indicating there are still plenty of mature bulls available for harvest.

While the Green River area moose management focuses on rebounding, the Lincoln herd still boost 50+ inch Shiras bulls. Similarly, in Pinedale, the focus remains on maintaining quality bull ratios while encouraging the population to grow.

In Jackson, hunters in the the Sublette moose herd can expect to harvest mature bulls that are four years of age or older, as has been consistent for the past several seasons. Opportunity for 40 inch trophies continues to grow. Low densities of moose remain a concern for the Targhee and Jackson herds.
Lander area moose populations remain low, but stable. Hunters fortunate enough to draw a license should expect reasonably good harvest success.

Lucky hunters in the Sheridan area with a license have an excellent opportunity to harvest a moose, and d some large, mature bulls are expected to be taken.  

“Access to hunt is excellent as most moose are found on  the Bighorn National Forest,” said Dan Thiel, Sheridan regional wildlife supervisor.

In the southeast in the Medicine Bow National Forest, ample opportunity exists to harvest a trophy bull. This herd has high bull ratios with over 100 bulls per 100 cows. Good calf production in this herd can sometimes make it difficult for antlerless moose hunters to locate a cow without a calf at her side.  Hunters are encouraged to avoid highway corridors and popular tourist areas when pursuing moose.

Any hunters that observe a collared cow moose in the Pole Mountain, Snowy Range, or Sierra Madre Mountains are asked to contact Game and Fish with the following information. Collars are white or brown and the moose have colored ear tags:

• total moose observed
• gender of moose
• age (calf/adult)
• and GPS coordinates for the observation.

If a collared moose is harvested, the collar should be removed without destroying it so it can be reused. Please return collars to the Laramie Regional Office, 1212 South Adams.

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