WY western units

Discussion in 'Antelope Hunting' started by feelinducky, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. feelinducky

    feelinducky Well-Known Member

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    Can someone give me some advice on units 98, 99, 100. Myself and buddy will be coming from Sacramento and don't have much time to scout it. Only going for doe so we are looking for something quick to get in and out of. Any help would be appreciated.

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  2. Topgun 30-06

    Topgun 30-06 Well-Known Member

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    If you will just be going on a quick hunt for meat, just get a good map of the units showing the legal roads where you can access the public lands and then have a GPS with a chip in it for landownership so you don't trespass. Shooting a couple does shouldn't be a big problem, but unless you plan on staying on blacktop and/or gravel roads you should at least have a 4x4 PU with a set of chains along in case it rains or snows. Sometimes you even need to chain all 4 wheels if you get out in the boonies and get precipitation because the soil in a lot of areas is slicker than pig in slop when they get wet.
     

  3. feelinducky

    feelinducky Well-Known Member

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    It will be a meat hunt. Do these areas have pleanty of public access? Do the public access areas hold Antelope?
     
  4. Topgun 30-06

    Topgun 30-06 Well-Known Member

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    I think you need to start doing some homework on your own, instead of relying on everyone to answer all your questions that can be answered by getting on the F&G website and getting some maps. Are you just looking at those units because they are the closest to where you live, as that's what it looks like. I'll answer a few things and then you're on your own. Unit 98 is app 75% public land and had more people apply for the doe tags than tags available, which means you would need to put in for the draw for that unit and hope to draw a tag because there are no leftovers. Unit 99 is only 25% public and there were about 75 tags left after the draw last year, which is probably due to lack of public land to hunt on. Unit 100 is mostly public land in the northern 1/3 and the southern 2/3rds is checkerboard land with every other mile being private property. That unit had approximately 20 tags left over after the draw last year, which IMO is too close to count on leftovers after the draw. All of these units open on 9/10. Hope that helps you some!
     
  5. feelinducky

    feelinducky Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  6. rfurman24

    rfurman24 Well-Known Member

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    Look I am sick of this attitude. One of the biggest reasons people, myself included, come to a forum is to discuss things with people we share hobbies with. It is nice that you helped but it could have been done without the first few sentences of your post. That attitude is something I would expect on other forums which I will not name. I do not expect on here. To the OP of the units you listed the only one you really have a shot at drawing a tag in is 98. Unit 98 was in the 90s for draw odds last year and was 100% the year before. You could draw in 95 or 89 but I am not familiar with these units and would be afraid of number of animals you would see and I have not looked at access maps. If you have any more question feel free to PM me. Most of us are here to help.
     
  7. Topgun 30-06

    Topgun 30-06 Well-Known Member

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    Sick of what attitude? He thanked me for my advice, LOL! I told the guy he needs to do a little bit on his own and then gave him as much or more information as you did (some of which was completely wrong, by the way), after looking everything up in the F&G website and on my CD-ROM, all of which took at least 20 minutes of my time when it was all there for him with a little time of his own spent on HIS hunt! I wll help everybody and have done so on Forums like this and with so many emails and PMs I could never count them. I've even invited a couple people out to hunt with me that I only knew from contacts on a Forum like this, so take YOUR attitude and let me the heck alone!!! As far as your information, you might want to go back to the drawing board because he has the same chance as anyone else in the reduced doe/fawn drawings because there are no preference points used and it's a straight up random drawing. That's where my stats came from and for you to tell him what you did was incorrect! His chances of drawing a tag are best in 100 where there were 97 tags issued last year and there were 29 first choice and 49 second choice applicants for a total of 78 tags taken, leaving some leftovers for sale in July. 99 would have been next easiest as there were 357 tags in the draw with 165 first choice applicants and 117 second choice applicants for a total of 282 tags taken in the draw and leaving the remaining up for sale in July. Unit 98 is the TOUGHEST of the three, not the easiest as you stated. There were 302 tags in the draw and 317 people applied as a first choice and 210 as a second choice. Therefore, he would definitely have to put in for the draw, list it as a first choice, and still might not even get a tag since the odds were below 100% for the unit you told him was easiest!
     
  8. rfurman24

    rfurman24 Well-Known Member

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    Topgun, I was caught off guard with the first few sentences as I did not expect that from you. I have noticed you helping many others in the past. I know as well as you that the info is all available but it is intimidating to people who have not used it before. It is also always nice to get reassurance from your peers even if you have looked up the info on your own. I do not disagree with the point you were trying to make I just feel it was worded a little too harsh. I did commend you, previously, for helping him. No hard feelings on my part and I would love to go hunting with you some year. To the OP again, if you need any more info feel free to PM me.
     
  9. Topgun 30-06

    Topgun 30-06 Well-Known Member

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    Harsh is your opinion and I don't agree. If you think that was harsh, I would sggest that maybe you have a thin skin since the OP didn't seem to have any problem with it. If he does PM you for advice, I do suggest you take a closer look at the information you gave him and that I corrected in my last post in response to your "Attitude" adjustment critique. Have a good day!
     
  10. rfurman24

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    Sorry to the OP I did misread the odds on unit 99. The tags leftover in unit 100 are type 7 and only valid in certain parts of the unit. If you do buy one of those I would make sure you research the area before doing so.
     
  11. Altiman94

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    TopGun3006 helped me out quite a bit in my search for antelope units via PM and public posts. His attitude was warranted since the guy is asking for information that could have easily been obtained by spending a few minutes on the F & G website. It took me over 2 weeks of every night researching & then I asked a few questions to guys on the forums to get their opinions on what I was seeing as well.

    Public forums seem to go downhill pretty quickly if guys keep asking very simple questions that could be answered with a few minutes of research otherwise. You can't trust 100% what people tell you, especially if you are just askign for a typed response on a forum.

    So, if anything you just highjacked the thread & gave wrong information to the OP.

    So thanks again to TopGun3006 as you've helped many people on this forum for their western hunting quests. Me in particular and many others before & after me.
     
  12. Topgun 30-06

    Topgun 30-06 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, as it's something that I really enjoy doing in the off months as long as the person is willing to put some time in on their own as you mentioned!
     
  13. rfurman24

    rfurman24 Well-Known Member

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    This will be the last time I will post in this thread. I will have to agree to disagree. The OP messaged me thanking me for backing him up. He had already spent a good deal of time on the Wyoming website. Some people just want a second opinion from peers to backup them up or let them know they are on the wrong path. I am pretty sure most of the things we discuss on forums could be found on Google. No matter how many times I find an answer to a question I still like to get an opinion or more information from the guys I consider my peers, which is why I post on forums including this one. It is never fun when someone tells you to figure it out on your own.
     
  14. IdahoCTD

    IdahoCTD Well-Known Member

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    I have hunted in unit 100 and it has good access plus we saw plenty of antelope. It was about 10 years ago but I doubt the BLM land changed hands or the antelope population is much different.