Looking into first antelope hunt

Discussion in 'Antelope Hunting' started by cmorsch, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. cmorsch

    cmorsch Well-Known Member

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    I have a few questions on planning my first antelope hunt. Are there any states that offer tags over the counter or are they all by lottery? Also is this the type of hunt that can be done by yourself or is it better to start off with a outfitter?
     
  2. WyoElk2Hunt

    WyoElk2Hunt Well-Known Member

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    Wyoming is all lottery even for residents. You can do a self guided hunt real easy in Wyoming. Wyoming has a point system for non residents with a low number of points needed to get a license.
     

  3. cmorsch

    cmorsch Well-Known Member

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    Do you know what the draw rate is like on the doe tags? Since it would be my first antelope hunt I don't think I would be looking for a buck.
     
  4. Doublezranch

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    Doe tags in some areas of Wyoming are first come first serve after the initial lottery has taken place. Keep in eye out and you can score one for 32 bucks. There's a catch, make sure you do your homework and research the areas that have plenty of public access. Otherwise you end up donating your money.
     
  5. WyoElk2Hunt

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    If you don't draw a tag in the lottery you can buy a tag (usually a doe/ fawn) on first come basis when the leftover tags go on sale. Just know where you want to go hunting in Wyoming. For non resident it will cost more $48.00 reduced doe fawn tag.:)
     
  6. Doublezranch

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    WyoElk2Hunt...did the prices go up? I have bought leftovers the past 2 seasons and paid $34 a tag for Nonresident. I just double checked my receipt from last year to confirm. I do know with leftover tags you do not have to pay the $14 application fee. That is for lottery tags only.
     
  7. WyoElk2Hunt

    WyoElk2Hunt Well-Known Member

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    Antelope
    Youth Antelope**
    Special Antelope
    Preference Point Only
    Preference Point Only–Youth***
    Jan. 1 – Mar. 15
    Jan. 1 – Mar. 15
    Jan. 1 – Mar. 15
    July 1 – Sept 30
    July 1 – Sept 30
    June 3
    June 3
    June 3
    N/A
    N/A
    June 30
    June 30
    June 30
    $286.00*
    $124.00*
    $526.00*
    $30.00
    $10.00
    Antelope–Reduced Price
    Doe/Fawn Antelope
    Doe/Fawn Youth Antelope**
    Jan. 1 – Mar. 15
    Jan. 1 – Mar. 15
    June 3
    June 3
    June 30
    June 30
    $48.00*
    $33.00
    Wyoming game and fish web site 2014. So I guess they raised the price.:D
     
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  8. TJAY

    TJAY Well-Known Member

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    Nonresident doe fawn tag fee is 34$ app fee 14$ total = 48

    If buying leftover doe/ fawn lic. 34$

    That's how I read the regs.
     
  9. Doublezranch

    Doublezranch Well-Known Member

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    That is how I read them too. I have not seen any legislation that recognized a change in fees either. Assuming they did raise fees they would have done it across the board and I would have seen it when I applied for elk. I did not see a change in price there either. Looks to me that the prices are the same as last year.
     
  10. 500mag_guy

    500mag_guy Well-Known Member

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    Doublezranch is 100% correct as I see it!
     
  11. branwill25

    branwill25 Well-Known Member

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    +1 to that Eric.
     
  12. cmorsch

    cmorsch Well-Known Member

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    Are there certain units that I should look into first for a DIY style hunt, and if so which ones are they?
     
  13. Doublezranch

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    I hunted 23 last year. Lots of goats and public land. I would start there. Be careful though when you put in for leftovers. Most of the units that have lots of tags left have very little public land. Do your homework, pick your unit, and wait by the computer and on July 17th at 8 am mountain time get on and buy your tag. If you don't, they are usually gone within hours.
     
  14. mrbigtexan

    mrbigtexan Well-Known Member

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    If all goes well and you can wait a couple more years, then antelope will be otc free statewide for texas residents! They are in the experimental stage right now. It was free this year for the tag, but im sure there will be a trespass fee for most places.