I just couldn't get close this year like normal although they didn't seem too spooked (not as many hunters in my area as there normally is). Guess I was always in the wrong spot.
Game and Fish really
cut back the number of tags this year.
The unit I hunt, for example, had nearly 1,000 tags issued last year (resident, non-resident, bucks, and doe/fawn, all together). But, this year, there were just over 50 tags. A bordering unit had about 700 tags last year, and only 17 this year.
While other states around them seems to be issuing more tags to save struggling habitat and create smaller, yet stronger herds for next year (due to the drought); Wyoming seems to be taking the opposite approach: If they're gonna die, they're gonna die. Let mother nature do it, instead of hunters.
Hopefully, next year is better. (But I don't really expect anything to improve for at least 2 years.