Wyoming Antelope Guide

Discussion in 'Antelope Hunting' started by The Elkaholic, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. The Elkaholic

    The Elkaholic Member

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    My brother and I are looking for a good guide to hunt antelope . I hear around Casper is good. We are in our early 60"s always wanted to go on a hunt together. Thank you for your help.
     
  2. Birdhunter1

    Birdhunter1 Well-Known Member

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    Do you already have your tags?
    To be honest a self guided hunt isn't hard, get a Garmin and the sd card for Wyoming, a BLM paper map of the area doesn't hurt and have at it.
    There is a little more to it than that but it isn't difficult. A buddy of mine and I went last year on our first trip, self guided, and we overstressed about it. We are both in our 30's but we kinda thought an Antelope hunt can be as difficult as you want to make it. we hunted area 30 last year and I am going back solo this year as he can't go. Antelope are not high country mountainous animals they are farm country critters and likely you won't have to walk far to get one.
    Last year we hiked a good bit across some state land in search but were unsuccessful, later we were driving and spotted a herd and made a short and quick stalk (less than 100 yards from the truck) and scored with 130 yard shots. We were lucky as the only creek with flowing water was at this place and there was a good place to park the truck out of sight and we walked the creek and crawled up the bank and took our shots prone laying against a creek bank.
     

  3. The Elkaholic

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    Thank You very much for the insight. No we haven't applied for tags yet. We don't know who many points we need. We have as of this year Two each.
     
  4. Birdhunter1

    Birdhunter1 Well-Known Member

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    I bought a point last year and still ended up getting tags for a different area when leftover tags became available.
     
  5. Wyofax

    Wyofax Well-Known Member

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    I think to answer your question one would want to know your goals. If you are looking for a representative animal the answer is different than if you want a B&C quality trophy. I personally know an outfitter that is exceptional at judging antelope. He offers hunts from "any" antelope to Boone and Crockett qualifiers. Your preference points are adequate from some areas and short for others, but a good outfitter will be able to assist in applying for the right unit.
    PM me if you would like contact info.
     
  6. Triple BB

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    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Contact SNS, they have numerous hunts. They can help you with points info.
     
  8. Canvsbk

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    Given even a tiny amount of research there's no need for an outfitter on a pronghorn hunt unless you feel insecure about DIY for some reason or another. I'm sure the outfitters mentioned would do you a great job but it's a pretty easy hunt if you decide to handle it yourself. Either way you'll wish you did it a long time ago.
     
  9. Dirty Steve

    Dirty Steve Well-Known Member

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    Unless you have your heart set on the Casper area, contact Tyler Sims. He is a sponsor on this board and will treat you right. My oldest son and I hunted with him in 2010 and will be going back. Probably the most well run and organized hunt I have ever been on. Lots of goats, good folks. He will tailor the hunt to your needs and abilities.

    Dirty Steve
     
  10. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    I live and hunt in wyoming and I can tell you there is NO WAY on this earth anyone should ever pay a guide to hunt antelope here. there is waaay too much public ground with tons of antelope on it. do a little research on where there is a lot of public ground and get a tag for there. stay away from the east side of the state cause its all private with small bucks. the central and south end of the state are best. i would stay west of casper.
     
  11. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    Hey now; just what are you trying to say? :D


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  12. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    i already said it! haha.. ok i should retract my statement.. the east side has a lot of private and the few places I have hunted (buffalo, Lusk and Kaycee) on the east side had decent numbers but the goats knew where the private was and 14 inches seemed like a pretty good goat for those areas. Where as other place a good one can be 16 inches and public land as faaaar as you can see with no outfitters who lease up the land to contend with.
     
  13. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    Mike, from what i've seen, you're absolutely right. A 16" goat (at least here) is huge. 14 is far more common. I wonder what makes these fellers differ? But, I had to poke fun at you for that comment. We do have a LOT of private & what public land is available is landlocked. Great news if you're a landowner & bad news if you are a DIY hunter.

    Luckily, the goats still taste great over here :D

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  14. Tikkamike

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    YES! you are the other person in wyoming who knows how good antelope is... thought I was alone. I will say any place I have had a tag I was able to get my tag filled on public ground so its doable about anywhere. but if i were coming from a long way around id go south