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Old 08-05-2012, 09:03 AM
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I'm beginning to wonder if there's going to be room to pitch our tent when we get there....
Yeap, there is lots of room for pitching tents in Wyoming Antelope Country

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Old 08-05-2012, 09:10 AM
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Re: First trip to Wyoming and first antelope hunt!

Where these guys are telling him to go in 23 doesn't look anything like that....
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:50 AM
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Re: First trip to Wyoming and first antelope hunt!

That's a lot of good information, thanks guys! Is there a way to order any of the maps yall are talking about online?

Solitude, is there a reason you say to stay in a hotel instead of caming?

Many of you are saying that the land in the north west is rough, is it thick woodland or very steep hills?

Thanks again for the good info!
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:56 PM
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Re: First trip to Wyoming and first antelope hunt!

Google USGS Map store

go to the Wyoming Fish and Game Web site and have them send you the walk in area booklet.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:09 PM
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Re: First trip to Wyoming and first antelope hunt!

Hunted Wyoming last year and took a couple of bucks at 600+ yards. Here's a thread my buddy and I wrote up at the time and a few thoughts off the top of my head now (in no particular order)

Maps:
Hunting GPS Maps - Public/Private Land Ownership names for your GPS

Thorns - they are everywhere. You WILL crawl on the ground, so take your knee pads and elbow pads.

Optics - all the talk you hear about 'buy the best glass you can afford' DEFINITELY applies in longrange hunting in Wyoming.

Truck Hunting - if you ride around in your truck and spot antelope, DO NOT stop where they can see you. Antelope are accustom to moving vehicles, but as soon as they stop, you have their attention and they see more a mile away. So if you spot them, drive over the next hill and get out of sight. Then get out and stalk your way back to them. If you get to where you can see them, drop the ground. If you need to get closer, find a strategy that gets you closer that keeps you out of sight.

Prairie Dogs - you will find some dog towns. No license is required. Spend some time shooting at them. Definitely helps with wind doping skills. btw...12mph wind is a normal day for wind.

Here's our write up...

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Old 08-12-2012, 02:59 PM
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Re: First trip to Wyoming and first antelope hunt!

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That's a lot of good information, thanks guys! Is there a way to order any of the maps yall are talking about online?

Solitude, is there a reason you say to stay in a hotel instead of caming?

Many of you are saying that the land in the north west is rough, is it thick woodland or very steep hills?

Thanks again for the good info!
Camping; steel tent stakes and a hammer, 8 inch barn spikes from home depot work well, high wind tie down straps, try to avoid areas with cattle, they are tough on tents for rub poles,,

map can be odered from BLM dept of interior area 23 reqiresd 4 maps !!

order form http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medial.../wynf-0014.pdf

you will need,,, buffaloo, gillette, kaycee, and reno junction,,, see map link below,

http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medial...ge.-1.-1.1.gif

I carry the paper maps and also a GPS with a wyoming plat map from huntgpsmap.com gives better location in case you get twisted around, shows BLM, state and USFS lands, also shows what hunt area you are in,,,,,,,

Ben
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:21 PM
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Re: First trip to Wyoming and first antelope hunt!

Went hunting Antelope for the first time in WY last year. Get yourself good boots, great glass (you will spend lots of time glassing), comfy back pack and make sure you pack lots of water and a roll of toilet paper (sage brush is not easy on your a#%). Also, get yourself a good laser rangefinder, we had to pass up some shots that were over 500 yards because the rangefinder we used only ranged them out to 450 yards. Had lots of fun last year, so we are going this year also. Have fun and maybe our paths will cross.
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