Jim, I forget in which state you live (not on your profile). The thing to do is to get three other guys to go with you. You can apply for a party tag where if one draws you all draw. Then drive out to Wyoming. With four guys splitting the driving time and the gas cost it should be pretty easy and reasonable to get there no matter where you live. With all the guys here who hunt WY for antelope we can point you towards areas with good goat populations and lots of public land.
Wyoming has to be the best place to come out west to hunt goats. They have a boat load of them and they are very generous with the tags. You can have two does tags and if you can draw one a buck tag also. Our group that we hunt with actually ended up taking over 25 anteloope from the same general area....still did not put a dent in the population though.
Just caught this one. You can actually have more tags than that. You can apply in the draw for what you mentioned and then if there are leftovers you can buy the same amount again.
The three of us hunted for four days this year and brought home 18 antelope. We hunted 3 different units with a mix of public land and hunter management areas. The hardest thing is getting a buck tag in an area with land that has access. Some of the HMA hunting is way overcrowded so we will probably stick to mostly doe tags in the future.
The buck tags are easier to get on public land in the later hunts but we always go early because of all the seasons we hunt here at home.
It always amazes me how many tags they give out every year. If you look at the break down for whatever unit you are in it kind of scares me. It seems right off the bat like they are trying to put a serious dent in the population but it never really happens. They just have that strong of numbers and that strond of recruitment. I love that state for pronghorn. I wish Colorado had the same types of opportunities.
Wind is one of the most crucial variables in any kind of big game hunting. It helps level the playing field between a hunter with a scoped rifle and the game animals being hunted. This is not novel information. Any hunter who has consistent success in the field knows this. I have tried a couple different techniques for keeping track of the wind. Here are a couple.
The most simple and obvious is to just stay cognizant of it. It is amazing how slight of a breeze you can sense if you just pay...