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Shoshoni, WY hunting

Hey guys,
I've been told by a close friend that my father and I can hunt a 30,000 acre ranch near Shoshoni Wyoming. This is near Riverton and about 100 miles west of casper. My question is: what will I be hunting? My friend knows nothing about hunting and I will talk to the people that run the property but they are not really hunters either. They say their is deer (I assume mule) and pronghorn but I'm not sure if its any good. Any elk? is this a good place for deer and pronghorn? I'm a whitetail and turkey hunter from missouri and I have been looking for a good west hunt to do so this seems to be a great opprotunity.
Any tips or links to good websites would be great. I have done some research and it looks like deer and antolope are what we will be looking for.
Thanks in advance!
Eric

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Dang, I have absolutely no idea, but I think I should come look with you.

I'll bet you'll want to use a high powered rifle with a scope.

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Without knowing the name of it, most of us won't be able to help. However, there are very few mountainous ranches that approach that acreage. So with that in mind, it's probably just mule deer and antelope. There are elk in areas nearby, but I wouldn't count on any being on the ranch, especially since the ranch folks didn't mention it. Have you checked in to what you have to do to get a tag? Do they have transferrable landowner tags, outfitter sponsored tags, do you know what region to apply for?
And who cares if its a good area, it's a 30,000 acre ranch (although I'll bet half of it is publicly accessible land) that you have access to. It can't be worse than your average public land.

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More than likely you'll have to draw your tags, deer & antelope. Determining exactly which units this land is on will make things a lot easier to help answer your questions. Take a look at the Wy G&F website but you better hurry application deadlines are fast approaching for this coming hunting season.

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thanks for the replys guys!
I will take a look into exactly which area this is in. good idea.
So it looks like deer and antelope. I've never hunted either so this will be a reading and learning experince. Are there good animals in this area? I'm not a pure trophy hunter but I don't want to spend my time where there are no good animals. again I don't need a booner but a nice muley or a pronghorn would be awesome. Whats the land like? all plains or is there some cover to use to spot and stalk? I'm sure you can't answer whats on this farm but just a general idea would be great.
Thanks again!
Eric

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mizzou_shooter wrote:
thanks for the replys guys!
I will take a look into exactly which area this is in. good idea.
So it looks like deer and antelope. I've never hunted either so this will be a reading and learning experince. Are there good animals in this area? I'm not a pure trophy hunter but I don't want to spend my time where there are no good animals. again I don't need a booner but a nice muley or a pronghorn would be awesome. Whats the land like? all plains or is there some cover to use to spot and stalk? I'm sure you can't answer whats on this farm but just a general idea would be great.
Thanks again!
Eric

GREAT AREA for mulies and pronghorns!!!! I am confident that anywhere in that area you WILL be able to be selective and look for trophies even! Lots of bighorn in many areas around there as well. Also more elk than many might expect, especially later in their seasons as they move down from the high country! w/ that much land to hunt, your choices may be unlimited.

The area is quite diverse and in that large of an area it could really hold any type of land. Many prairie/high desert mountains, but that IS where the big boys of the muley and loper world hang out! If you get anymore specifics on the location post them up, and someone will undoubtedly give more feedback. I know the area quite well, and have friends that live and breath hunting in the area and could get some advice if I knew where. Keep us posted, happy to help out!

FYI.... HINT! Take all your fishing poles, world class Brown trout fishing all around the area and excellent walleye in Boysen reservior!

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