Stingl was one of the lucky hunters who drew a license for this season's hunt and had just returned from Wyoming when he sent us the following note:
"This hunt in the Jackson Hole area is limited to lands of the Bridger Teton National Forest, with no hunting allowed on the National Elk Refuge or the Grand Teton National Park. Access is very difficult and confusing. If you plan to hunt self-guided, determining boundary lines between legal and protected areas is extremely difficult. I could not have done this without the aid of Wyoming Game & Fish, Refuge Park Rangers, local elk hunters and a stack of maps. Plan on spending a complete day just figuring out where you can and cannot hunt and how to access these areas. I would highly recommend hiring a local guide who not only can supply horses but has a good knowledge of the area.
"Bison are the largest land mammals in North America, with bulls weighing upwards of 2,000 pounds. This gives a new meaning to the old hunter's saying, `the fun stops and the work starts.' One clever entrepreneur named Johnnie Filbeck has geared up to help hunters retrieve bison and elk in........(continued)