First thanks to all who replied I have looked into the units and it looks like we will apply for one of four units based on what i hear about those units from you guys. Those units are 025, 026, 030, 031 all either north or south of Glenrock I see that there are several walk in areas south any help on the hunting in these areas would be great I have found camping in Glenrock so that base is covered Thanks again
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Sun, 2012-10-07 18:11#12
I will be hunting unit 30
I will be hunting unit 30 next week and did draw one of the hma's for the area. There is very little public land other than the hma and walk in area. I will report fully with how things go for us when we get back.
We will arrive on the 5th day of the season so I can report on hunter numbers as well.
What have you found for camping as I have not totally nailed that one down yet. We will be tent camping for the week.
You can't camp on state land, very little blm outside of the hma and the national forest pretty far from the goat hunting.
Sun, 2012-10-07 18:29#13
pronghorn in wyoming
There is an rv park in Glenrock what do you mean you drew a hma and thanks for the report
Sun, 2012-10-07 18:47#14
Hunter management area.
Hunter management area. Similar to walk in but limited access in most cases and need to draw the permission.
in unit 30 look at Duncan ranch and hermit rock.
Mon, 2012-10-08 11:20#15
There are a ton of goats in
There are a ton of goats in all 4 of those units. Never hunted them, but always wonder why we drive by/though them on our way to hunt out of Casper. Hunter25, I'd love to hear how your trip with BikerRN goes too.
All 4 of those units should give you a great chance to draw both Any Antelope and Doe/Fawn tags based on previous years draw data. Unit 30 also have 4 walk in areas and 3 HMAs listed. I didn't see any HMAs listed for the other 3 units. I'd recommend calling the Casper regional office and asking about private landowners willing to provide access to public hunters in each of those units. For doe/fawn, I wouldn't expect much of a trespass fee. For bucks, I would expect a trespass fee, but it shouldn't be too expensive either. I have called the Casper office several times in the past and they have always been very helpful.
Great start on your hunt! Once you go antelope hunting in Wyoming, you will be back every year after. It is a great time!
Mon, 2012-10-08 17:01#16
The biggest HMA from last
The biggest HMA from last year withdrew from the program so I didn't mention it. (box elder)
There was also another listed that I forget the name of but for some reason it did not show up in the available draw selection.
Mon, 2012-10-08 19:22#17
Pronghorn hunting in Wyoming
Can you draw a tag for 2 units or only one it looks like unit 30 will most likely be our choice thanks for all the help by the way I do have a GPS what is this card you are talking about for knowing if land is public or private Thanks for the help
Mon, 2012-10-08 21:52#18
Not too likely a tag will be
Not too likely a tag will be offered for more than one GMU. But, you could try to get leftovers for another unit to give yourself some more areas to hunt. All of those units should have leftovers for Any Antelope as well as Doe/Fawn.
A word of caution on the leftovers. This year was a tough year for leftovers--tags in our areas went VERY fast. I was online at 8am when the tags went on sale. Got my son 2 leftover doe/fawn tags and in the 2 minutes or so it took to finish getting his tags all of the tags available in that unit (almost 300 of them) were gone. Most years it isn't that bad.
Also, the Any Antelope leftover tags will go on sale about a week before the Doe/Fawn leftovers. So be prepared to do the leftovers twice if you are looking for a bunch of tags per hunter.
Sat, 2012-10-13 14:11#19
Can't figure out how to send
Can't figure out how to send a PM on this site.....
we hunted on left over tags at the opening of the season and went 3 for 4 on nice bucks opening day. I passed on 4 or 5 small ones the 1st couple days because I'm headed back out there in the morning. I would not buy left overs in just any area again, we knew going in what we were in for but not again!
look for lots of BLM in the area you pick. Buy the maps, study the draws, (not sure you guys have it figured quite right), call the biologist and game wardens - you can figure it ll out if you work at it.
Thu, 2012-11-01 16:55#20
Back from Wyoming with Hunter25. It was a great trip and we filled all our tags, seven, and have meat in the freezer. I owe Wade big time for this. The hunt was one of the most enjoyable times of my life even with the "Extreme Weather Advisories" we faced. We weren't picky and if we had a shot we took it. Some blown stalks, missed shots due to wind, and memories to last me a lifetime. We ended up hunting a private ranch and given the number of antelope, or lack there of, that we saw and in talking to the few hunters we came across we did pretty good. Both of our bucks were on the small side but we didn't see any wallhangers. In conversations with others I learned that this wasn't a typical year, due to fire and drought, and the extreme wind just made it more adventurous. From camp, and while hunting, we saw turkeys, whitetail deer, mule deer, antelope, and eagles. Who wouldn't enjoy that? I'll be back in Wyoming for sure!