Elk hunting is looking pretty good for the 2011 fall hunting season with the Sheridan area containing some of Wyoming's great elk areas. An abundance of spring rains gave the herds plenty to eat producing some healthy trophy elk this year.
Warren Mischke, information officer with the Wyoming Game and Fish tells us there are still some elk licenses available for those who weren't lucky enough to draw one of the highly sought after limited quota licenses.
Moose are only hunted by limited quota license holders controlling the harvest in the Big Horns. But for those fortunate enough to draw a moose license, Mischke says the hunter success rate is expected to be at 90 percent.
Moose were first introduced to the Big Horns in the 1940's from Jackson and now there are over 400 moose in the mountains. Next week we'll look at more fall hunting opportunities coming up for the hunting enthusiasts.