Does anybody have any advise on what unit in Wy. is a good second choice? I am not looking to kill a monster just looking for an area with a decent chance to draw a buck tag and decent access to public land. thanks!
I have 1 point, have not decided which area for the first choice either. I was just planning to pick one of the impossible units for a first choice then if I do get lucky it will be worth it. I drew a doe/fawn tag last year in 83 and had a great time. This year I would like to draw a buck tag if possible.
That's interesting regarding unit 7 because everything I've heard lately is that the unit is way down due to bad weather a year ago. I was going to suggest that he use his PP for unit 27 southwest of 7 and go down to the southeastern area known as the Red Hills. I was there two years ago and saw a good number of goats and some real nice bucks. If you wait until 2014 to draw a tag, please be aware that the buck license is supposed to go up to $370, so with the increase in the price for the application fee and Conservation Stamp that goes with it you will be talking $400 for a lousy goat license! That's why I cashed in my PPs last year and will not hunt anything but does on the cheap from now on.
I'd have to check the map, but there's tons of goat and plenty of public land between Casper and Glenrock on the south side of the highway. I hunt the other side out by my house, but I often go and do some long range shooting on the public lands between the mountains and the highway.
You won't be hunting bucks in unit 7 on a 2nd choice tag unless you pony up for the special draw.
Download the regular, NR random draw odds, then go down the list and look for units where the 1st and 2nd choices combined, are less than the tag quota. After you mark the units you can draw as a 2nd choice, research those units.