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Old 02-07-2013, 09:44 PM
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Re: Newbie tryin to research/plan a Wyo Goat hunt with alot of ?s

If you plan on going buy the chip. I have one and it's been extremely useful. Apply for an area where you have a good chance of drawing (and you want to hunt) and if you don't get a tag buy them online when the leftover licenses go on sale.
You have a better chance of drawing if you apply for a special tag.
Locate the exact area you want to hunt before you apply and research it.
An alternative is to find a landowner in advance that will let you hunt for a reasonable tresspass fee in a mostly private area where it's easier to draw a tag. Sometimes they may let you camp also.
Go after opening weekend.
Talk to WY wildlife biologists for areas you want to hunt.
Good luck.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:29 AM
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Re: Newbie tryin to research/plan a Wyo Goat hunt with alot of ?s

I appreciate all the help guys, I've been reading quite a bit on the Wyoming F&G site trying to figure out a game plan but im still baffled at all the different options for attempting to draw a tag.


But after looking at the draw odds all the ones that seem to have good % odds have an astrik next too them. So there's that many units that have very limited access? Is it worth the special draw to get a buck tag when you have 0 points?







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Old 02-08-2013, 11:21 AM
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Re: Newbie tryin to research/plan a Wyo Goat hunt with alot of ?s

Pm to you again....
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:41 PM
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Re: Newbie tryin to research/plan a Wyo Goat hunt with alot of ?s

Thanks Canvsbk, What's everyones thoughts on the Hunters TrailHead site? https://hunterstrailhead.isecuresite...&XID=1:0:0:0:0

Is the info on there very helpful on how much public/BLM land is available to hunt on in each unit? And more help then the Wyoming F&G?

Another thing im trying to get a feel for is with the *astricts and people saying some units have very limitted access. Is that saying there's slim to no way to legally access the public land there or that you just really have to do some backpacking to get there.? Im not expoecting to be able to park the truck and walk a couple hundred yards and shoot a Antelope. Id rather hike quite a ways off the well beating path and atvs/autos and isolate myself from the majority of people that do the easier hunting. So if anyone can elaborate on this subject I'd appreciate it.

I really do appreciate your guys help.

Thanks Brett
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:10 PM
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Re: Newbie tryin to research/plan a Wyo Goat hunt with alot of ?s

The * means it's mostly private. There may be some public land. There is also "walk on" land. Go to the Wy G&F website to learn more about walk on land.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:05 PM
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Re: Newbie tryin to research/plan a Wyo Goat hunt with alot of ?s

Check out the RED DESERT southwest corner. Between Rawlins and Rocksprings.
In the Norhteast there is a National Grassland Gillette area.
Remember lots of "public" use these, so the one who goes farthest off the beaten path will probobly see the most.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:46 AM
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Re: Newbie tryin to research/plan a Wyo Goat hunt with alot of ?s

You are not really going to find very many units that have good public access without having some PPs. Even the Grasslands south of Gillette that were mentioned take one or two PPs to draw those units in the Regular Draw. You may find a few that you can draw without any PPs in the Special Draw, but you can't just look at a map that shows land ownership and decide to pick a unit because it has a lot of Public land. That is one reason a bunch of units have that asterisk after them showing difficult public access on the G&F website. Many times that land is landlocked by private property and if there isn't a public road that touches or goes through the public land it is not legal to get to it without permission of the rancher and normally they will want an access fee just like they own that land.
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