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Wyoming Hunt Area Upper North Platte River Waterfowl

  • ID:Upper North Platte River
  • State:WY
  • Species:Waterfowl
  • Area:8,131 square miles
  • Elevation:5,200 ft - 11,800 ft
  • Public Lands:3,302 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:41%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:91
  • Campgrounds:15
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:33
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:4,874 acres
  • National Forests:Medicine Bow National Forest, Routt National Forest
  • Lat-Long:41.693327, -106.382271

The Upper North Platte River area regulates hunting opportunities for waterfowl in Wyoming and covers 8,131 square miles. Public lands comprise 3,302 square miles (41%) of the total land covered by this hunt area. The greater region is best serviced by Bosler. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 5,200 feet to a high of 11,800 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 4,874 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. There are 33 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Medicine Bow National Forest, Routt National Forest, Encampment River Wilderness, Huston Park Wilderness, Platte River Wilderness, Savage Run Wilderness. Additionally, 91 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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