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Old 06-08-2011, 10:22 AM
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Growing up in Texas which is 99% private land, I've been fortunate to have hunted native species for the past 40 years.

I even had a chance to hunt in Africa when I was much younger due to the good graces of a family friend.

I now have a son in high school that loves hunting/fishing and he's taken a number of whitetails, etc here. I'd like to expose him to new opportunities, but can't afford to pay big $$$'s.

However, I've been intrigued by hunting antelope, elk, etc on public lands. It's a completely foreign concept.

Is it a viable option? Where do you start? What are some other cost effective hunting opportunities?

thanks!
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Old 06-08-2011, 11:19 AM
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Re: something different

Lot of public land to hunt out west. Most of the states are draw for non resident and out of state tags, travel expenses, etc. Just have to decide where and how much you want to spend. A lot of season are during school times if that matters. Just check Game and fish websites of different states. Some of the members here may help you out also. Wyoming antelope is a draw tag and an easy hunt in my areas Farson, Wy. I could help out with this if interested but too late for 2011 as drawings are over for non resident and only left over tags in July which most of will be doe fawn. Hope this helps.
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Old 06-08-2011, 11:34 AM
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Lot of public land to hunt out west. Most of the states are draw for non resident and out of state tags, travel expenses, etc. Just have to decide where and how much you want to spend. A lot of season are during school times if that matters. Just check Game and fish websites of different states. Some of the members here may help you out also. Wyoming antelope is a draw tag and an easy hunt in my areas Farson, Wy. I could help out with this if interested but too late for 2011 as drawings are over for non resident and only left over tags in July which most of will be doe fawn. Hope this helps.
That sounds great. I don't have to do anything spontaneous. I just thought that I should start looking into it.

I know some drawings take decades for people to get a tag. What are the odds for drawing a Wy antelope tag next year?

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Old 06-08-2011, 11:46 AM
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It all depends on the area you put in for the state website post the odds of areas from the previous year. Usually you need at least one preference point around Farson to have a good chance of drawing. If you put in for a tag and don't draw then you get a PP. Or you can just buy a PP for the year.
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Old 06-08-2011, 12:01 PM
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I had to google PP. But, it sounds like a good system to give folks a chance. I guess it pays to not wait.

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Old 06-08-2011, 01:14 PM
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Just a short cut from typing Preference Point.
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If you head out west look into bear hunting also, you could do a combo hunt. I think you can get over counter in ID.I used to get over counter elk.
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