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Success in Wyoming - Thorofare Elk Hunt #7639601 10/23/19 05:06 AM
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I've recently returned from a week in the Wyoming backcountry hunting elk in the Thorofare region with Lynn Madsen of Yellowstone Outfitters. The trip and experience was nothing short of amazing! An abbreviated summary of our hunt is below, or you can read an in depth report on our blog at https://www.redsnake-tactical.com/blogs/news/wyoming-elk-hunt-in-the-thorofare

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The Thorofare is located in the Teton Wilderness along the southern boundary of Yellowstone National Park and is said to be the most remote spot in the continental U.S. -- the furthest point from any road in any direction as you can get. It is only reachable via an 8-hour, 30 mile horseback ride.

The region is named after the Thorofare Creek which merges with the Yellowstone River just a mile or two inside the park line and serves as the major migratory path for elk and mule deer moving out of Yellowstone National Park to their wintering grounds in Cody, Wyoming. Consequently, the area is renowned for consistently producing trophy caliber bulls in the 350-400” range. All eight hunters in camp had shot opportunities on bulls over 300”, and a total of six mature elk were eventually taken -- the largest 6x6 bull scoring in the 340 range.

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Re: Success in Wyoming - Thorofare Elk Hunt [Re: RedSnake] #7639610 10/23/19 06:12 AM
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My dream hunt right there!

Re: Success in Wyoming - Thorofare Elk Hunt [Re: RedSnake] #7639624 10/23/19 09:17 AM
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Hunt of a lifetime , Congrats on a great bull .


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Re: Success in Wyoming - Thorofare Elk Hunt [Re: RedSnake] #7639626 10/23/19 09:40 AM
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Re: Success in Wyoming - Thorofare Elk Hunt [Re: RedSnake] #7639630 10/23/19 10:23 AM
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I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.


Re: Success in Wyoming - Thorofare Elk Hunt [Re: N.La.Beagler] #7639648 10/23/19 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by N.La.Beagler
My dream hunt right there!

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Re: Success in Wyoming - Thorofare Elk Hunt [Re: RedSnake] #7639700 10/23/19 12:44 PM
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Beautiful country, great camp set up and a fantastic successful hunt.

Re: Success in Wyoming - Thorofare Elk Hunt [Re: N.La.Beagler] #7639706 10/23/19 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by texfork
Hunt of a lifetime , Congrats on a great bull .

Originally Posted by N.La.Beagler
My dream hunt right there!


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You should have been here yesterday!
Re: Success in Wyoming - Thorofare Elk Hunt [Re: RedSnake] #7639717 10/23/19 01:03 PM
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What an awesome hunt. Did y'all hunt off horseback most days? Glass and stalk up to them? What were the distances of shots?

Re: Success in Wyoming - Thorofare Elk Hunt [Re: RedSnake] #7639728 10/23/19 01:14 PM
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That's awesome!!!

Re: Success in Wyoming - Thorofare Elk Hunt [Re: RedSnake] #7639730 10/23/19 01:15 PM
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I think you just found me my next bucket list hunt/outfitter. Looks amazing. Congrats.

Re: Success in Wyoming - Thorofare Elk Hunt [Re: RedSnake] #7639737 10/23/19 01:21 PM
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Absolutely incredible and I'm extremely jealous! Congrats! up

Re: Success in Wyoming - Thorofare Elk Hunt [Re: RedSnake] #7639759 10/23/19 01:38 PM
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Great hunt in absolutely beautiful country. God did a magnificent job when he designed this landscape. Love the photos of the horses as it shows heavy draft stock breeding...big stout rascals.
Also love the photo of the bears....
Adios,
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Re: Success in Wyoming - Thorofare Elk Hunt [Re: RedSnake] #7639787 10/23/19 02:08 PM
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That's awesome. Loved the pictures!!!

Re: Success in Wyoming - Thorofare Elk Hunt [Re: RedSnake] #7639805 10/23/19 02:21 PM
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Re: Success in Wyoming - Thorofare Elk Hunt [Re: RedSnake] #7639830 10/23/19 02:41 PM
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Beautiful photos Redsnake and congrats on some great animals sir.


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Re: Success in Wyoming - Thorofare Elk Hunt [Re: TKandMike] #7639864 10/23/19 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by TKandMike
What an awesome hunt. Did y'all hunt off horseback most days? Glass and stalk up to them? What were the distances of shots?


Hunting was conducted from horseback with two hunters per guide. The days began with a 4:45am wake up, and breakfast was served promptly at 5:00am. We would saddle up at 5:30 and ride about 1 1/2 hours in the dark to the areas where we would hunt for the day — usually setting up on knobs along the valley floor which allowed us to sit and glass ridges, benches, and mountainsides in all directions.

Mainly sitting and glassing waiting for elk to move across the YNP line. Did do some spot and stalk but the number of bears made it a little tricky. The last day my hunting partner and I put a 3/4 mile stalk on his. Shots ranged from 175 yards to over 600 yards, with 300-400 yards being the norm.

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My dream hunt right there!

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Originally Posted by N.La.Beagler
My dream hunt right there!


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Milf does the trick.

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Re: Success in Wyoming - Thorofare Elk Hunt [Re: Stub] #7640079 10/23/19 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Stub
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My dream hunt right there!

cheers

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Congrats on a great hunt. Thanks for sharing

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Originally Posted by texfork
Hunt of a lifetime , Congrats on a great bull .


cheers

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Congrats on a great hunt!


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