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Wyoming Hunt Area 8 Bighorn Sheep

  • ID:8
  • State:WY
  • Species:Bighorn Sheep
  • Area:762 square miles
  • Elevation:7,200 ft - 13,600 ft
  • Public Lands:619 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:82%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:1
  • Campgrounds:10
  • Fishing Access Sites:6
  • Trailheads:5
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:89 acres
  • National Forests:Bridger National Forest
  • Lat-Long:43.090534, -109.819213

Area 8 regulates hunting opportunities for bighorn sheep in Wyoming and covers 762 square miles. Public lands comprise 619 square miles (82%) of the total land covered by this hunt area. The greater region is best serviced by Pinedale, Daniel, and Cora. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 7,200 feet to a high of 13,600 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 89 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 10 campgrounds, and 6 public fishing access sites. There are 5 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Bridger National Forest, Bridger Wilderness, Fitzpatrick Wilderness. Additionally, 1 site is open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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