I am looking for a good place to take my wife and 14 y/o son on a combo hunt for antelope and mule deer for the 2010 season in either Wyo. or Co. I am willing to pay a reasonable trespass fee. any good ideas out their.
Wyoming is your best bet for that. You'll have a hard time getting an antelope tag here in Colorado. Application season is coming up and Wyoming's are due by by March 15. The nice thing about Wyoming is their cheap antelope doe tags. If you look through their Private Lands Public Wildlife section, you'll see there are lots of places that allow public access for antelope, plus a handful for deer. However, deer and antelope combo hunts can be tricky because you generally aren't hunting antelope in the same place as deer.
I'm working on my unit rankings for Wyoming elk, deer and antelope right now, so it's difficult to recommend a unit. One other thing to watch out for is Wyoming's screwy seasons. They aren't very consistent across the board, so some places won't have much overlap for deer and elk season.
Thank you exbiologist I have been doing some research and the Antelope and deer season run together in the Termoplis area BUT iread that their is some CWD around the area. I hunted up in Wright and killed a 15.5 inch goat in the 2009 season I have the oppertunity to return to the same ranch but the deer hunting is hard to come buy. Thanks again
Our antelope- deer season runs together in are 3 in northeast Wyoming near Devil's Tower and Keyhole Reservoir. Anteiope runs oct.1- nov 20 and deer runs the whole month of nov. We rent kitchenette cabins in this area and help with scouting and are lineing up some landowers that will allow hunting. For more info. e-mail Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 307-756-3454. Thanks Mike Smith Empire Guest House and RV Park
I only have guided hunts in north central Wyoming easy to get both tags and lots of animals. All 2009 deer and antelope hunts were 100% sucess. These combo hunts are my most popular hunt. I make special deals for families, but not sure if you are looking for an outfitter.
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If you're lucky enough to be on private land and can leave your stand up during the off season you can tie an old piece of cloth or something of the sort to your stand. I like to use an old camo bandana that I have. That way the deer get used to the movement and eventually don't bother even looking up when there is slight movement. This may just give you the time to draw your bow or raise your gun without being detected.