Wyoming Antelope Area 8

Discussion in 'Antelope Hunting' started by Harpoon brother, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. Harpoon brother

    Harpoon brother Well-Known Member

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    Drew my 2nd choice and got a area 8 tag. I'm very excited this will be my first Lope hunt and my first rifle hunt, being I live in S. Michigan's shotgun zone.

    Hopefully the WIHA areas don't decrease, and I can get a positive response back from a landowner.

    Anybody go recommendations for staying in Newcastle, Lusk or somewhere in between?
     
  2. florida boy

    florida boy Active Member

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    We stayed at the Fountain Inn in New Castle one night on the way back. Lots of hunters there and hunter friendly, they even had a game skinning area. I'll be trying to get leftover doe tags in 9, will be hunting walk in and state land there.
    The motels in Lusk book up fast so better reserve one quick. We were tent camping and one night a cold front came though, wind was blowing 30 mph plus. No luck getting motel in Lusk so we just stuck it out in tents.
     

  3. Harpoon brother

    Harpoon brother Well-Known Member

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    What week were you out there? We are thinking about tent camping or pulling a trailer and staying on the landowners land. Also got a reduced tag for area 9, and planning on maybe getting 1 more. Going to hunt public there.
     
  4. florida boy

    florida boy Active Member

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    we went the first week
     
  5. kraigwy

    kraigwy Well-Known Member

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    I live just east of Newcastle and hunt area 7.

    It takes less then 30 minutes to get to my area, HOWEVER, I camp in a tent in the area.

    Motels or hunting from the house isn't the same. Nothing like laying out at night listening to the night time prairie sounds. Coyotes howling 'n such.

    I just use a little one man tent, little MSR Firefly stove to make my coffee.

    You're missing the best part of the hunt staying in motels.

    As to Newcastle, several motels, if you get up early, and all the restaurants are closed there is the HI 16, across from the Chevy Dealer on the west end of town. They will be open 24 hours during hunting season, good food, reasonable prices, friendly people. Wifi if you want to text the folks back home.

    Also the Weston County Sprortsman's Club has a range right in town. The last two days prior to hunting season its open for "sight in days". I'll be there one or both days. Range goes to 300 yards including gongs at 300.

    See you there. If you need info on the range or sight in days, let me know.

    My Antelope Set Up.

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  6. Harpoon brother

    Harpoon brother Well-Known Member

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    That is awesome!

    We are checking into an outfitters tent from a buddy. Or a pop up camper. I really don't wanna haul a camper from Michigan though.