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Wyoming Hunt Area 51 Elk

  • ID:51
  • State:WY
  • Species:Elk
  • Area:573 square miles
  • Elevation:4,800 ft - 12,200 ft
  • Public Lands:573 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:100%
  • Campgrounds:4
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:9
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:3,575 acres
  • National Forests:Custer National Forest, Gallatin National Forest, Shoshone National Forest
  • Lat-Long:44.833030, -109.687490

Area 51 regulates hunting opportunities for elk in Wyoming and covers 573 square miles. Public lands comprise 573 square miles (100%) of the total land covered by this hunt area. The greater region is best serviced by Sunlight Basin. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 4,800 feet to a high of 12,200 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 3,575 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. There are 9 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Custer National Forest, Gallatin National Forest, Shoshone National Forest, Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, North Absaroka Wilderness.

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