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Old 07-16-2014, 01:54 PM
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Antelope area 29 Wyoming

Need some advice. I have never shot an antelope before and have a tag for area 29-2 which is just outside of Douglas, WY. Any advice on where to hunt would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:58 PM
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Re: Antelope area 29 Wyoming

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Need some advice. I have never shot an antelope before and have a tag for area 29-2 which is just outside of Douglas, WY. Any advice on where to hunt would be greatly appreciated! Thanks

You better have some good maps, including one from the county that shows the legal public roads in the unit. In addition to that it's imperative that you have a GPS with a chip or download to show the land ownership so you don't get a trespass ticket. The majority of land in 29 is either private ranches or public land that is not real easy to access legally. Concentrate on the National Grasslands up in the northwestern 1/4 of the unit, as that's where the majority of the accessible public land is located.
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:16 PM
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Re: Antelope area 29 Wyoming

From:https://wgfd.wyo.gov/elso/docs/ELSOUnlimitedDD.htm

"ALL OF THESE HUNT AREAS HAVE DIFFICULT PUBLIC ACCESS. We strongly recommend that you consider this prior to purchasing your license. See the section titled Hunt Areas with Difficult Public Access in the Wyoming Hunting Information and Applications Booklet for more information."
Area 29 is included in this description.

About half the state of Wyoming is private land. The remainder is public land. If you're going to hunt private land you'll need permission and you'd be well advised to get that permission before putting out the bucks for an out of state license. A high quality accurate GPS and some very good certified state maps (http://www.wsgs.uwyo.edu/public-info...ug03_2004.aspx) will help keep you out of trouble as long as you don't push the limits of the GPS and as long as you understand that if you make the mistake of killing an animal that is occupying private land while you're on public land you will be trespassing if you cross the private property lines to collect your trophy.
Inasmuch as any time after opening day in Wyoming it's tough to get closer than 300 - 500 yards from a pronghorn, you can expect some long range shooting.

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http://wgfd.wyo.gov/web2011/imgs/QRD...ANT_SUMMAP.pdf

I am not certain but I believe the area outlined in green broken line on this map is the public land area. Best to check it with WGFD.
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:16 AM
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Re: Antelope area 29 Wyoming

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From:https://wgfd.wyo.gov/elso/docs/ELSOUnlimitedDD.htm

"ALL OF THESE HUNT AREAS HAVE DIFFICULT PUBLIC ACCESS. We strongly recommend that you consider this prior to purchasing your license. See the section titled Hunt Areas with Difficult Public Access in the Wyoming Hunting Information and Applications Booklet for more information."
Area 29 is included in this description.

About half the state of Wyoming is private land. The remainder is public land. If you're going to hunt private land you'll need permission and you'd be well advised to get that permission before putting out the bucks for an out of state license. A high quality accurate GPS and some very good certified state maps (Wyoming State Geological Survey) will help keep you out of trouble as long as you don't push the limits of the GPS and as long as you understand that if you make the mistake of killing an animal that is occupying private land while you're on public land you will be trespassing if you cross the private property lines to collect your trophy.
Inasmuch as any time after opening day in Wyoming it's tough to get closer than 300 - 500 yards from a pronghorn, you can expect some long range shooting.

From:

http://wgfd.wyo.gov/web2011/imgs/QRD...ANT_SUMMAP.pdf

I am not certain but I believe the area outlined in green broken line on this map is the public land area. Best to check it with WGFD.

Those green areas on that state map are the National Forests and the areas with the lines inside them are designated Wilderness areas where a NR can't go without a licensed guide or a resident that applies to the G&F for a special guide permit that allows them to take two people a year into them with no remuneration involved. Those green areas are mainly deer and elk areas and really have nothing to do as far as antelope are cioncerned. You need to get good BLM maps for any hunting you do out there and they are $4 and you may need several to cover an entire unit you drew to hunt. Contact the BLM Office in Casper for maps
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:30 AM
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Those green areas on that state map are the National Forests and the areas with the lines inside them are designated Wilderness areas where a NR can't go without a licensed guide or a resident that applies to the G&F for a special guide permit that allows them to take two people a year into them with no remuneration involved. Those green areas are mainly deer and elk areas and really have nothing to do as far as antelope are cioncerned. You need to get good BLM maps for any hunting you do out there and they are $4 and you may need several to cover an entire unit you drew to hunt. Contact the BLM Office in Casper for maps

I will do. Thanks for the info everyone
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Old 07-18-2014, 11:52 AM
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Re: Antelope area 29 Wyoming

A 29 type 2 tag is Private land Only **
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Old 07-18-2014, 01:13 PM
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Re: Antelope area 29 Wyoming

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A 29 type 2 tag is Private land Only **

Yep, just looked it up in the Final Regulations and it sure is for private land only. The OP is screwed if he can't get a ranch to hunt on and better eat the tag if he hasn't got a place to hunt on ahead of time. The last thing you should do is try to get on a place during the season itself because, for one thing, it's not courteous and just ticks ranchers off and hurts everyone's chances. I didn't even check to see what the type 2 stipulation was and just sort of figured it had to do with hunting dates because there are a number of things that type 2 can refer to. The OP obviously did not read closely enough when he applied for that tag, which is probably a gimme since it has that restriction for private land only. Also, if he tried to use it anywhere else and got caught on public land with it I would imagine it would lead to loss of hunting priviledges in Wyoming for several years and the other 37 states that have signed on to the Violator Compact.
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