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.
Anyone who shoots a sabot bullet has had the problem with loading the next round with a dirty barrel we have all struggled with it.
Between muzzleloader shots I have done some research and testing on my own to find out what works for me for the next shot. I have been using a product called bore butter and when the muzzleloader is just sitting around I leave it caked in the barrel for protection. Have also found that if I lube my sabots with bore butter they really slide nicely down the barrel....