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Unread 07-17-2012, 07:48 AM
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Wyoming antelope for daughter

My daughter is 12 & can hunt Wyoming for the first time this year. I usually hunt unit 72 but didn't get drawn this year. I'd like to find a place to pay a trespass fee in one of the leftover tag units such as 21,22,23,25,26 or 30. I hunted 25 public ground a few years ago & would like to take her somewhere that isn't crawling with people her first western hunt if possible. I'm just wrapping up a 260 build for her to take. This is my first post on long range hunting but I've been reading & learning from this sight for a few years now. Any help is appreciated!
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    Unread 07-18-2012, 07:12 AM
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    Ok I've decided on unit 26 or 30. Hunted 72-73 five times & 25 once so these units are new to me. Anybody know of cabins for rent in either of these units? I think my daughter would enjoy that over a hotel.
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    Unread 07-18-2012, 09:38 AM
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    Re: Wyoming antelope for daughter

    I'm not familiar with the area you're talking about. I live east of Newcastle and hunt area 7. It's about a 30 minute drive from my house and there is no real reason not to hunt from the house.

    BUT:

    I don't. I take a little tent and camp in the area. Right in the middle of it. I love laying awake at night and watching the stars and listening to coyotes. Even on opening day I have privacy.

    If your daughter is anything like my granddaughter, she'd enjoy that much more then staying in a cabin or motel.

    Just a Hint.

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    Unread 07-18-2012, 11:03 AM
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    Oh yeah she loves to camp! Only problem is I will have to take her out of school a few days & we could fly to Casper from Missouri cheaper than driving & it takes 16 hrs each way driving if I wanted to bring my camping gear.plus with the season in October I'm little worried about weather If we camped.
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    Unread 07-18-2012, 01:03 PM
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    Re: Wyoming antelope for daughter

    Wyoming the first two weeks of Oct. is one of the best times weather wise.

    Cool (not cold) nights, warm days, and dry.
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    Unread 07-18-2012, 01:21 PM
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    Maybe I'll reconsider driving out then. I've had great success hunting public land in 72 with my dad & have always driven & camped. Nice to have everything with me that I might need & process animals myself.
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    Unread 07-18-2012, 11:58 PM
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    Re: Wyoming antelope for daughter

    I wish you well on the hunt with your daughter. I was planning on the same this year taking my wife and 12 year old daughter also. Was disappointed that we didnt draw our tags. We applied for unit 47 type 2 with 4 pps between us but didnt draw. I was also on the computer when the left over tags went on sale July 10th, 8:00 am trying to get the 63 type 2 tags that were listed but they were literally gone off the list in less than 60 seconds. That was the only unit with public land.
    OK , So i'd just pay a trespass fee and hunt private but cant even find anything available there. I have called about 25 numbers on the landowner list that I got from game and fish for units 23,30, and 109 and still cant find any place to hunt antelope. Only got 2 people to answer the phone and they said that they were already full. The others wont answer the phone or return my call when I leave a message. I dont know what the deal is since I have never tried to do a trespass hunt before.
    Hope that things work out better for you. really.
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