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Grave Springs Campground
(307) 261-7600
1701 East
Casper, WY
Other Activties
Fishing; Hunting; Picnicking; Wildlife Viewing

Buffalo Creek Campground
(307) 261-7600
1701 East
Casper, WY
Other Activties
Camping; Fishing; Hunting; Picnicking; Wildlife Viewing

Lake Cameahwait
(307) 261-5628
P.O. Box 1630
Mills, WY
Other Activties
Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting; Picnicking; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing

Kortes Reservoir/Miracle Mile Area
(307) 261-5628
P.O. Box 1630
Mills, WY
Other Activties
Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Picnicking; Wildlife Viewing

Muddy Mountain Recreation Area And Education Center
(307) 261-7500
P.O. Box 2420 815 Connie St.
Mills, WY
Other Activties
Biking; Camping; Hiking; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Off Highway Vehicle; Picnicking; Wildlife Viewing; Winter Sports

Goldeneye Reservoir
(307) 261-7600
1701 East
Casper, WY
Other Activties
Boating; Fishing; Hunting; Picnicking; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing

Ocean Lake
(307) 261-5628
P.O. Box 1630
Mills, WY
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Picnicking; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing; Winter Sports

Pathfinder Reservoir
(307) 235-9325
538 SW Wyoming Blvd.
Mills, WY
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Historic & Cultural Site; Hunting; Picnicking; Visitor Center; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing

Gray Reef Reservoir
(307) 235-9325
538 S. Wyoming Blvd.
Mills, WY
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Wildlife Viewing

Ralston Reservoir
(307) 261-5628
P.O. Box 1630
Cody, WY
Other Activties
Hunting; Wildlife Viewing

Beginner's Guide to Big Game Handgun Hunting

The first bugle of the season's challenge penetrated the forest as the huge six-point and brown-tined bull elk announced the beginning of the rut. His buckskin colored coat is matted with the remnants of his nearby wallow. He is mud-coated and urine-soaked and almost out of his mind with only two things that directs his instinct, fighting and mating. Everyplace he treads the wild grasses and small trees are mowed down in a display of his dominance and raw energies. In some areas it looks like a gorilla went on a rampage, complete with an overfill of hormones. It is the rancid scent of this majestic animal along with his disruptive behavior that entices his soon-to-be harem... and his enemies. His bold taunts are soon to be met by other neighboring bulls, all for a shot at the title of becoming king. He'll spare no foe nor will he run from combat, for tens of thousands of years this is what he has been bred to do. You say to yourself you want to harvest him with a handgun?

A safe and successful hunt with a handgun begins long before the season starts. When the autumn leaves begin to change their colors and the morning chill begins to seep into your camouflage clothing, one has to be completely familiar with every aspect of your weapon. That means knowing your handgun inside and out. It's not enough to know your game laws and the "paperwork" of a hunt. Any conduct less than that is not being a responsible hunter.

What Handgun to Choose?

If you desire to hunt with a handgun, without doubt, you need to do your homework. Many hunters who carry a rifle are not comfortable shooting with a handgun. Indeed, there are many reasons why one should hunt with a rifle but once mastered, a change of venue may be just what you are looking for. That's not to say hunting with a rifle is a cakewalk, it can be very challenging and in the favor of the game sought. When you pick up a handgun and decide to hunt big game, the bar is placed even higher.

The first question you must ask yourself is what game species are you going to hunt? Once decided, you can then pour over the many types of handguns you find to be suitable for that purpose. As with rifles, there is no one-gun for all animals. The high-stakes of big game hunting selection for your weapon is narrowed but still offers a wide range of single shot, five or six shot revolvers and semi-automatic handguns. If you are the type of person that flinches when shooting a 20-gauge shotgun, I do not suggest you purchase a 44 magnum or larger revolver. Some big-bore handguns such as the .41, .45, .454 Casul, 45/70 or the Smith & Wesson .500's are mule-kickers and not intended for beginners although some newly introduced hand gunners do quite well with them after proper instruction and experience. The smaller bore handguns (.38 caliber or less) may be suitable for plinking or small game harvest but they don't belong being aimed at big game. I have heard of kills being made with a little .22 on Alaskan Brown ...

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