First time wyoming antelope

Discussion in 'Antelope Hunting' started by thumbhunter, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. thumbhunter

    thumbhunter New Member

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    New to the site. Looks like there is alot of valuable info on here. Looking for some info on an antelope hunt in 2013.

    Several questions any info greatly appreciated.

    Myself and a buddy are going to apply as a party. No PP any of us. Not looking to shoot a trophy by any means, be very happy with a average buck and does. What units hold the best odds for us to get drawn for a rifle hunt. Also plan on camping not so sure what the rules and regs are for Wyoming.



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  2. wyomingblizzard

    wyomingblizzard Well-Known Member

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    The Wyo.game and fish web site will give you draw odds by area and all the regulations. Some areas have limited public access,so decide if you are willing to pay access fees or hunt only public. Any certian part of the state you have in mind? G&F site can give alot of info.
     

  3. Canvsbk

    Canvsbk Well-Known Member

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  4. junior71

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    You still have time to get a point until the end of september. Odds change year to year and a point may make the difference of drawing in 2013.
     
  5. thumbhunter

    thumbhunter New Member

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    Thanks for the replies. We will each be buying a PP for the 2013 season. We would like to hunt public land as we are by no means trophy hunting our first time out. Any info on some certain units that have a decent amount of accessible land would be appreciated. Looking to stay in the eastern half of the state from what i have read so far.
     
  6. Topgun 30-06

    Topgun 30-06 Well-Known Member

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    Buy your PP before September 30th and you have more than enough time before the 3/15 application date next year to do YOUR homework. You have obviously not done much so far on your own other than type one post. Others here will tell you that I will bend over backwards to help anyone, BUT they need to do some work themselves before I'm going out of my way from now on for people that come on a site and haven't even given a serious look at the G&F website for the state they want to hunt! Most questions can be answered right there if you take an hour or two and do some serious reading and perusing of the site to include draw odds, season dates, WIHA and HMA properties, as well as just to look at the unit numbers themselves and they will have an asterisk if there is difficult public acccess.
     
  7. thumbhunter

    thumbhunter New Member

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    Again, I'd like to take the time to thank those of you who have been kind enough to leave helpful info and comments. As for the last poster, perhaps I caught you on a bad day? By no means am I asking anyone to bend over backwards and go out of their way to give me the absolute ins and outs on planning a hunt out West. I HAVE been doing my homework...and will continue to do so; as we all know these things take time and effort. However, I just would like to take the time to clarify that it's nice to have the opportunity like this to ask some seasoned guys their honest opinions as far as "do's" and "don'ts" are concerned - after all, isn't that exactly what the purpose of forums are last I checked?

    In the mean time, best of luck to the rest of you who are planning their next trip, also. I still look forward to those of you who take the time to pass on a little bit of knowledge. Much appreciated.

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  8. Canvsbk

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    These guys can get a bit touchy as fall approaches...

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  9. Topgun 30-06

    Topgun 30-06 Well-Known Member

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    Nope, you didn't catch me on a bad day, but it did hit a touchy spot that gets to be a pain after a while. As I stated in my other posts, and what several other posts mentioned, the questions you asked could have all been answered by yourself if you had spent any amount of time on the Wyoming G&F website. Come up with some real questions on units after you've done your homework and I'll be happy to help, but I'm not going to tell a first time poster to go to the east side of unit 23 and do such and such without at least knowing he's looked over the maps, checked the drawing odds for the units, whether it has any huntable public property, etc. Too many people have done what you have done on a number of sites I'm on regularly this year and it gets a little old with all the information that is on the internet if you do a little work yourself. Sorry if that sounds cold, but as I stated earlier, I've helped a ton of people on a bunch of sites if they help themselves a little bit first and I'll do the same for you.
     
  10. Canvsbk

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    I would like to publicly thank TopGun for all the help he has been to me in my ongoing research on pronghorn hunting and Wyoming in general. He certainly helped point me in the right direction.
    That being said I would also say that at first glance this appears to be a great place to start looking for general information and hopefully a bit of sage guidance. I totally understand the OP's original question, which I'm sure he thought was harmless enough. My guess is he doesn't know enough to even ask the right questions at this point.
    Had he said in his very first post something like "I drew a tag in unit 63 could someone please help?" then I also would have to say - you probably should have thought this through before you applied for the tag buddy...
    But then, that wasn't the question as I read it.
     
  11. Topgun 30-06

    Topgun 30-06 Well-Known Member

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    Blame it on old age I guess, as I just hit 65 today, LOL! I'm on about 5 or 6 different sites and you can't believe how many hours I spend helping people doing research for them, including even making maps off my computer for them in more than one instance, all at my expense, and paper/ink, postage, etc. is not cheap. I don't know why this particular post ended up having me give that little rant, but I apologize and just won't post anything any more unless I see what I mentioned above!
     
  12. Canvsbk

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    A happy birthday to you sir and I certainly hope you find that 80+" pronghorn this fall that we both know you deserve. My biggest hope would be that both you and I are fortunate enough to enjoy many more fall seasons and what they might bring.
    A beautiful weekend is on the way, I think we deserve it!
     
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    Topgun 30-06 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks and I certainly hope everything you mentioned comes true!!!
     
  14. 264WM

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    Back in the 70's three of us drew antelope tags and mule deer tags in the Gelette (sp) area and had our hunt all planned out on a priviate ranch north of there. The rancher was so busy with rich hunters from New York that he sent us to the back 40 where there was no antelope. We vacated his place empty handed then went to town and got maps of BLM land in the area and salvaged our hunt and we filled all our tags. A good hunt can happen even in the worse situations if you use a little common sense. We were not going to let a rancher that did not care about our hunt after all we only drove 1000 miles in a snow storm to enjoy Wyoming. gun)