I must disagree. I had the wonderful opportunity to hunt and fill a bighorn sheep tag late in 2020. Fantastic meat, IMO.I respectfully disagree. Best eating is: 1. Buffalo 2. Moose 3. Antelope 4. Cougar 5. Mule deer 6. Elk 7. White tail deer. And dead last (by a long ways) is big horn sheep. At least that’s what my taste buds tell me.
I always thought Mule deer were the easiest thing to succeed at DIY out west. Kinda like a cross between hunting Whitetails and Rabbits to a flatlander. We each killed a buck our first trip. I nearly let mine get away laughing at him running... Like a kid on a pogo stick, but he made the fatal error of stopping to look back at what spooked him before he crossed over the ridge. Lots of fun and we had both a great time and learned a lot on that first hunt. A bonus! They taste better than Whitetails.Good morning guys i was wondering if you were going on your first western hunt what would you go after and in what state would you go. I hopefully have my wife convinced to let me put in for tags for her and myself next year for something. I have been wanting to get out west for a few years now( live in Indiana) but haven't been able to take the time off work or have the money for the trip. I want it to be DIY public land hunt for sure. I was leaning towards Wyoming Antelope. If we put in for tags it will be with 0 points so i know that will limit hugely what units to apply for. if we put in for tags i will also put in for some doe tags. Just wondered what everyone's thoughts were.