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Location: East TN USA
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SE WY weather??? Area 50 antelope

My brother and I are having our first Western hunt ever (TN residents) this year. We will be hunting antelope in Area 50, just W of Laramie.

Season is from mid-Sept ane we plan to hunt early. Does anyone have experience hunting this sector of WY in early season? We want to prepare for all weather contingincies, both for temperature and rainfall, so would appreciate any experienced information.

Additionally, if anyone has information about hunting conditions, locations, ranchers, etc. we are all ears smile

TIA/buffler
who has the good ol' Marlin .30-30 carbine all tuned up!!!

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SE WY weather??? Area 50 antelope

Have a great time on your hunt,I dont know the area but you should have no prob with finding goats or access to private land,the ranchers love to see the population controlled!Just look for big heards of goats and go to the nearest ranch house and start shaking hands.One thing I would recommend is trying to bring out a different caliber rifle than the 30-30 because it is very likley you will be shooting long distances accross flat terrain.Maybe a 30-06,270,25-06 or larger would be a good choice,a 25-06 is a great flatshooting rifle for goats,they have very thin skin and dont take a whole lot of bullet weight to knock down.

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SE WY weather??? Area 50 antelope

Mtwacko,

I plan to take a lot of 500 yd shots with my .30-30 carbine; it's just that I'll use my legs for the first 250 yds and the bullet for the last 250 yds smile

Cheers/buffler

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SE WY weather??? Area 50 antelope

LOL sounds like a good plan!Really though you wont regret taking somthing other than your 30-30 for goats,during rifle season they get very shy and you may not get a 250 yard shot thats not moving 60 mph!

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SE WY weather??? Area 50 antelope

I don't know how high you'll really be but generally in the Rockies that time of year you have to plan for everything. 80 degree temps to light snow fall. Since you're hunting goats you probably won't be as high up so I'd say at least plan on hot to rainy chilly weather.

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