Last year a lot of people emailed me and asked for information on hunting antelope in Wyoming. So it is about time to start thinking about it again.
Here is how I go about it.
Go up on the Wyoming Fish and Game website and download the Nonresident application booklet.
In the booklet are two things that are needed – 1. The unit map and 2. The tentative seasons dates.
Decide when you want to go and cut and paste a list of the units that are open when you want to hunt.
Go up on the web to Wyoming Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
And download "Wyoming - Federal Lands and Indian Reservations".
This map will show you the federal lands. Look at your list of units and the unit map and then see which units have large amounts of consolidated public land. Eliminate the units without much public land. Your list is now smaller.
Go back up on the Wy G&F site and find
Demand Index Drawing Odds
Go to the 2007 list and click on it. Go to the Nonresident Drawing odds and down load it. Now then cut and paste the list till you have it to correspond to your other list. Eliminate any unit that has less than a 33 % chance of a draw.
You are now down to units that have good amounts of public lands and a good chance of a draw and are open to hunt when you want to hunt.
If when you go is not important to you but perhaps where you go i smore important then just change the process.
If you don’t care when nor where but just want to go then start with the drawing odds list and work from there.
If you have partners, then you can use the form in the booklet to apply as a party and then all draw out or none draw out.
New this year is the ability to apply for up to two reduced price doe/fawn tags for only $48 each with your buck application. Antelope are easy to kill so it is no challenge to fill three tags.
The application must be submitted by March 15 so you must get your act together early in the year.
If you don’t draw out there is a second change called the leftover draw and it occurs in July; however, the units with leftover licenses are predominantly private land units and you will pay $500 – $1500 to get access.
Finally, if you don’t draw out on the leftover tags you can go up on Wy F&G site and find a list of vendors who will have doe/fawn permits for sale and get some of them and still go hunting but you will not be able to shoot a buck.
I will make a second thread on “How to hunt Antelope at Long Range”