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Wyoming Hunt Area 117 Elk

  • ID:117
  • State:WY
  • Species:Elk
  • Area:875 square miles
  • Elevation:3,600 ft - 6,600 ft
  • Public Lands:190 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:22%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:33
  • Campgrounds:1
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:3
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:4 acres
  • National Forests:Black Hills National Forest
  • Lat-Long:44.077779, -104.249292

Area 117 regulates hunting opportunities for elk in Wyoming and covers 875 square miles. Public lands comprise 190 square miles (22%) of the total land covered by this hunt area. The greater region is best serviced by Downtown Newcastle. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 3,600 feet to a high of 6,600 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 4 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. There are 3 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested areas: Black Hills National Forest. Additionally, 33 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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