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Old 01-15-2012, 08:33 PM
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Antelope hunting vehicle

Will be going to WY this year. Was wondering if we can get buy with a car or if truck is needed. Nit sure unit yet. But looking at 74,73,48. Just trying to save some money on fuel since will be planning on 2800 mi round trip
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:40 PM
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Re: Antelope hunting vehicle

There is no shame in hunting on foot for sure. But I would recommend a good day pack and equipment to de-bone the goat in the field. Then get the meat on ice asap. Wyoming that time of year and in antelope terrain can go from a smooth two track to a washed out drainage that even in a good 4x4 will be challenge to cross. It could snow or rain and the soil an go from dry to gumbo quickly. If you bring a car, make room for coolers for the meat and research areas that you can hunt from a decent road by walking in.

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Old 01-15-2012, 09:20 PM
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Re: Antelope hunting vehicle

I would strongly suggest that you take a truck for your hunt. If you get any moisture out there during the time you're out there you will not be doing much hunting out of a car. Other than a few main blacktop highways and an occasional gravel road out there, there are a lot of roads where just a little moisture means having a high profile vehicle, preferably a 4x4, to get around. It would not pay to take a car out there and then not be able to get around during the limited time you will have for your hunt. However, you will find your better animals if you park the vehicle and get off the beaten path to do spot and stalk hunting if you're looking for a good buck.
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:14 PM
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Re: Antelope hunting vehicle

While antelope hunting I drive many places cars just will not go. I would not even think about taking a car.
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:27 PM
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Re: Antelope hunting vehicle

You can get a car into some backwoods places, if you don't care about it and know when to get the heck out I wonder if a guy could find a rental truck, it may be cheaper than the gas for driving one all the way!!
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:04 AM
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Re: Antelope hunting vehicle

The closest thing to a car I would consider would be a Suzuki Sidekick with the biggest tires you can fit on it + a good spare. Hopefully only two people on board, and small folks to boot and don't pack anymore than you can get into the little sucker.

Next best would be something like a Tacoma or so. Better would be a full size p/u w/a back seat and a camper shell of some sort.

I'm from back east and the open county and distances one can get away from services of any kind causes great anxiousness. And I've been out here for more than 40 years.

When the guys mention gumbo they mean real slick, slippery and gooey stuff that without mudders or chains you're pretty much screwed.

I don't know about your hunt areas but our corner of Idaho has plenty lava rock. If so, top notch tires are a confidence builder.

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Old 01-16-2012, 07:39 AM
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Re: Antelope hunting vehicle

Well the car would be a rental so I would beat the piss out of it. We might even rent a smaller SUV like a ford escape. My F150 would only average 15-16 mpg, But we will see If we get a third person to go from over here we will take the truck, or rent a bigger suv, thanks guys.
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