Wyoming Antelope Hunt

Discussion in 'Antelope Hunting' started by jrmy_1, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. jrmy_1

    jrmy_1 Member

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    My cousin and I are looking to put together an antelope hunt for 2011. Originally, talking about winging it on public land but he says he knows a guy that goes every year. Says it's in area 23 on a large ranch capable of holding 100+ hunters. Typical cost is about $1000/person including housing, tags/fees, etc.....basically for everything. Is that a good deal? How does area 24 hold up for antelope? Good area?

    Thanks!
    J
     
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  2. tenwalker

    tenwalker Active Member

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    When you consider that a Buck Lic. is just under $300 and if they included that in the $1000 seems like a good deal. But when I consider what I pay for a guided hunt each year and the quality of the hunt , lodging, food, guide and the nice Antelope I get each year a thousand dollars seems a bit low. But on the other hand they probably lose money on each hunt but make it up on volume. Call the place and ask for references see what past clients say. Dale lightbulb :D gun)
     

  3. jorvin

    jorvin Well-Known Member

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    $1000 if that is all inclusive thats a great deal. buck tag $300, motel 4 day $225, food/drink 4days $200, maps $25, gas driving around on public roads $100, meat packer/butcher $75 = $925
     
  4. Bob33

    Bob33 Well-Known Member

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    Personally, I'd be concerned about sharing a ranch with 100+ other hunters.
     
  5. jrmy_1

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    I agree. I'm going to find out where/who it is and do my research.
     
  6. Magnumitis

    Magnumitis Well-Known Member

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    There's a lot of antelope in those two areas so success rates are high but there's not much public access. If you had a connection with some landowners around that area, that would definitely help. Or, you could just go knock on doors. Personally, I'd never pay that much for a goat. But, that's just me. If I were a nonresident I'd probably save my points up for a better area. Just depends how antsy you are to hunt antelope and how much you want to spend.
     
  7. MH WASH

    MH WASH Active Member

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    Seems high to me. Three of us went this last season, and split costs. This is my share only. $330 deisel, new Fords suck, $110 for 5nights at Motel 6 with kitchenette. $430 for 1 bucktag and 2 does tags. Not having to buy dinner for shooting the smallest buck, priceless. All hunting was on public land and we shot a 14+", a 14",a nd a 12+" bucks.
     
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    RockZ Well-Known Member

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    Come on out and hunt with us on the LRH with Tyler Sims.
     
  10. jrmy_1

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    I'd love too, but I don't know if I can swing the $1500......

    The proposed $1000 is pushing it.
     
  11. HELLGAP

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    If thats an all inc lusive hunt it seems pretty reasonable .I only paid 150 bucks that was fuel, food and lodging . I ate steak every breakfast and every night . Ok my friends live out in the country . Tags are 50 bucks here but fuel is 5 bucks a gal I burned 2 tanks including spotting with my wifes saturn 2 times. We have a draw on goats so its only every 4 years if your lucky my last time was 12 years ago but they closed it up here for 8 years due to winter kills . We now have some true monsters. Ide pay 1000 bucks to hunt bucks every year.