Other than the tag cost, is there also a general hunting license that needs to be purchased like in AZ or NM?
*** There is a $14 nonrefundable application fee if you apply for a tag in the drawings. You also pay the license fee up front by credit card and you get that back if you don't draw a tag. Each hunter is required to buy a $12.50 Conservation Stamp. If you want to bow hunt an early season with the tag a NR can buy a $35 archery permit and hunt that season. If you don;t fill your tag then, you can then hunt the rifle season. That is unique to Wyoming, as I'm not sure any other state lets you do that. If you wait and buy leftover tags that go on sale in July you don't have to pay the $14 application fee. I've hunted Wyoming almost every year since 1994.
Some nice animals there. Sounds like fun except for the driving part. You guys are lucky to have a antelope season, it is my favorite meat. I think up here we have had about 4 antelope seasons since the late 80's, they just can't handle our winters as we are on the northern tip of their range.
And our mule deer took a pounding last winter too along with whitetail.
I recently completed my first skull plate mount of my buck antelope from the 2010 season. I used a kit from Van Dykes, and I thought I would pass along the tips my dad shared with me, as well as one or two I figured out on my own. I have only completed the one antelope kit, but these tips should work for kits for other species as well.
1. Leave as much depth to the skull as possible when you remove the antlers/horns from the skull of the animal. This...