I have finally found myself in a possition where I can go on my long desired Antelope hunt. I have always figured I would go through a guide service. However, from what I have researched so far, I have found that I may be successful planning it on my own and hunting public land. Could you please give your thoughts on whether I should use a guide or do it myself. Also, I would not travel to WY without visiting Yellowstone and the Grand Teton's
Here are some points I'm pondering.
Cost: $1500+, license, airfare- $500+, game processing, rental car (for trip to Yellowstone).
Better chance of harvesting antelope.
Cost: $500 or so in gas if I drive (from Maryland), airfare and rental vehicel if I fly, license, game processing.
Lows- Driving 25+ hours to a State I've never been. Hunting an animal I've never hunted.
Highs- Sense of accomplishment. Seeing the country during the drive. Saving money for not using guide.
Your thoughts/advice are much appreciated.[/i]