Colorado do-it-yourself Antelope Hunt

Discussion in 'Antelope Hunting' started by tduncan123, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. tduncan123

    tduncan123 New Member

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    I watched a Colorado public land antelope hunt on the Outdoor Channel the other day and would really like to plan a 2010 trip. If anyone has any information or advice on a self-guided, public land hunt in Colorado I would really appreciate the help.

    Tom
     
  2. CSPSgt

    CSPSgt Well-Known Member

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    tduncan123.

    In the grasslands we hunt north of Denver, area 87, it takes 7+ years to get enough points to draw a buck tag. It's the only area we apply for since it only takes 20 minutes to start hunting. In the interim we hunt Wyoming since we can get to an area in a couple of hours. Yon need to download the Big Game brochure for Colorado and check on the areas you want to hunt. Then you need to check the Statistics for the points needed in that area. Statistics - Colorado Division of Wildlife

    It's always fun to do a little dreaming.:)

    CSPSgt
     

  3. dogdinger

    dogdinger Writers Guild

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    Sarge is right......7 plus yrs to draw a tag. here in the SLV my daughter drew a tag this yr after 8 yrs applying. there were some private land vouchers available in some areas. you buy these from the landowner and then buy your tag , but they are mostly for does......contact the CDOW for availability...AJ
     
  4. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    As a non-resident I have been trying to draw a public land tag for 9 years in Colorado. No luck yet. I drew one when I lived near Clorado Springs but not since.
     
  5. tduncan123

    tduncan123 New Member

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    Should I forget Colorado and just go to Wyoming?
     
  6. CSPSgt

    CSPSgt Well-Known Member

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    I'd apply in Colorado since you get the most of the money back if you don't draw a tag. It's the way to start accumulating points. They keep the search and rescue fee and if you come up here to camp and hike the mountains and have a mishap you are covered. When the money comes back you can get an over the counter tag in Wyoming.
     
  7. tduncan123

    tduncan123 New Member

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    This is my first antelope hunt. Would I be better off just driving to Wyoming and buying an over-the-counter tag? Are there always tags available?
     
  8. CSPSgt

    CSPSgt Well-Known Member

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    Here is the list of the licenses left. Wyoming Game and Fish - License Availability Selection There are a lot more dow/fawn than buck tags available. You'll need to look at their map and get your map out showing public property and do a little research to find an area you can hunt. Here is their home page Wyoming Game and Fish - Home - 1 Unfortunately it's not the easiest web page to navigate. :cool:

    Good luck and let us know what you decide. [​IMG]
     
  9. tduncan123

    tduncan123 New Member

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    Sounds like I've got a lot to learn before making the trek out west. I've been talking to my hunting partner about waiting until 2010 to make the trip. All Oklahoma antelope are draw only, once in a lifetime tags. After 16 years of trying I finally drew a cow elk tag this year in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Preserve near Lawton, Ok. Any tips on planning a 2010 hunt to Wyoming? I've been looking at the website and it is very confusing. The main reason we were cosidering Colorado is becuse of the drive time.