Guys, I need your help. I've looked everywhere, Wyoming Game and Fish website, other sites posted by hunters, etc. and I can't figure one thing out. When I look at season openers for antelope, are those dates for gun or bow? Any help would be appreciated.
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Sun, 2012-02-12 22:47
Mon, 2012-02-13 10:06#1
All seasons listed by the
All seasons listed by the Wyoming F&G are for the rifle seasons because there are very few draws that are just for archery only. The latter show in the application booklet and online as A/O. You have to draw a tag in the draw and that allows you to hunt the gun season. If you also want to hunt the earlier special archery seasons that start in August and September, you have to buy a $30 Nonresident archery permit. If you go onto the F&G website and highlight "HUNTING" at the top and then click on "RULES & REGULATIONS" you will have the area that comes up and shows all the season dates for last year. Click on whatever animal you have a question on and you can see all the dates for the units and at the end it has the Special Archery section to show when those season are for the units. If you have any other questions, just give a shout because I hunt Wyoming every year (20 years this year) and know quite a bit about how things work out there.
Mon, 2012-02-13 14:23#2
Thanks alot. This will be my first antelope hunt this year. I've got 3 pref. points and just trying to decipher which unit to apply for.
Fri, 2012-02-17 22:03#3
Is unit 73 a good unit? I think me and my 2 buddies will be able to draw tags. I'm just curious about the amount of public land and hunting pressure. Any feedback would be appreciated. The other units I'm looking at are 63, 68, and 79. Thanks.
Fri, 2012-02-17 22:21#4
Don't know much about 73 or
Don't know much about 73 or 79. Units 63 and 68 are good units in my opinion. Buck quality is good and there's lots of antelope. With 3 points it might be a tough draw though for 68, but still possible.
Sat, 2012-07-14 16:36#5
Well my friends and I drew unit 73. Do you know the unit? We are going to go out and try bowhunting a few days before rifle season comes in and roll into it. Do we just need to buy a nenres. archery tag to hunt them or what? Thanks alot for the help.
Sat, 2012-02-18 16:35#7
I drew 63 last year with 3
I drew 63 last year with 3 points. Plenty of public if you watch your maps. In fact we only used one small area really and filled 3 buck tags and 6 doe tags in 2 days. My buck just missed the book by an 1/8 of an inch. I plan to get it scored again as I watched the local taxi score it and don't think he did it properly even though he's certified. Never used a straight edge and did not measure to the lowest point of the horn on either side. That cost me about a half an inch.
Sat, 2012-02-18 19:33#8
Thanks for the info guys. I appreciate all your help. It will all be a new experience for a deer hunter from Illinois.
Sun, 2012-02-19 12:49#9
Hunter25---It's hard to
Hunter25---It's hard to believe that guy is a certified scorer if he measured your buck like you mentioned. He should have a straight edge and tape to mark all the spots he's going to use for the 4 mass measurements on each side alone. That's what makes or breaks a goat score, as I'm sure you know. One little booboo here and there could mean an inch or more in the final score.
Sun, 2012-02-19 16:59#10
That's why I was surpeised
That's why I was surpeised when I watched him. He had to read his book over and over to get ot done. He has been a local taxi in the area for at least 25 years and I got his name and number right off the B&C website. He did have and use his steel tape but never produced a straight edge at all and was also very unsure of some rules and procedures until he checked his book. Kept saying he didn't get many pronghorn and was much more familiar with pope and young. In fact he scored it on a Pope and Young sheet for preliminary and since it didn't make it just left it that way.
I'm friends with his daughter and she has actually worked for me in the past so I didn't want to make waves about it.