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.
Here is the scenario... you sit in your 2 piece climbing stand and your foot inadvertently bumps the lower section while there is no weight on it - and it slides down the tree, out of reach!
OK, you are safe - you have a string tied from the upper section that you are sitting on and the foot portion that slid 4-5 feet down the tree. All you have to do it pull the other section up, reposition it and you are back in business, correct?
Have you ever tested this theory?
I have -...