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seasons

The official season lengths will be published about the time the leftover tags are listed.  The opening dates almost never change but occasionally the end dates do.  Maybe more so this year with mule deer numbers down and the statewide reduction in tags.  Antelope tags may be affected as well.  The good news is that there are usually at least several days between the listing of available tags and the date they go on sale so you can look the list over.

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tags

Also, my suggestion to anyone seriously interested in Wyoming is to purchase points at this point.  You can do so in late summer without buying a tag.  The better plan would be to put in for a tag and points in a hard-to-draw area (because a few of the tags in each drawing are totally random-no points required) and hope to get lucky.  If not lucky, then you get a preference point for next year.  The deadline for entering the drawing has already passed so the only option now is a preference point for next year in the prime areas via drawing.  With the populations down that might be a smart option anyway.

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Update - 1st choice changed to Y

We have decided to change to region Y for our hunt. Thanks for the information and thoughts.

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I just got back from a trip

I just got back from a trip to Texas and see you've changed to Y and asked a couple more questions.  First, I think you made the right choice for deer and would not even think about trying for them in the Grasslands.  Also, the information given above is not quite correct.  The season dates will be published by the G&F Commission by the first of next month if things go as normal.  You will find them by highlighting "HUNTING" on the G&F Homepage and then clicking on "Rules & Regulations".  Last year it was on the website on 4/27/11.  Also, to buy a PP only the time frame is not late summer.  The dates are from 7/1 to 9/30.  I would look at the drawing odds for doe/fawn licenses in the random draw for any of the units around where you plan to hunt deer and see what ones had leftover tags that went on sale in July last year.  The area up around Kaycee wasn't hit with bad enough weather to hurt the goat population a year ago and this year the entire state has had a very mild winter, so there will probably be leftover licenses in one or more of the units around there that yuo can buy in July.

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leftovers

Topgun 30-06 wrote:

  Also, the information given above is not quite correct.  ... Also, to buy a PP only the time frame is not late summer.  The dates are from 7/1 to 9/30. 

Must be the time-zone difference Confused

Anyway, the zones north up I25 will almost always have leftover goat tags both buck and doe as well as both deer tags.  Deer tags for muley doe will be extremely limited this year if you're hoping to get some of those.  There are lots of whitetail tags, but nearly all the whitetail hunting is on private property (river bottom-irrigated meadows).  Hunting antelope does can provide for a lot of hunting fun.  By the way, do you know the difference between hunting antelope bucks and does? Ten feet at 240 yards.

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Wyoming Doe Hunt

An antelope doe hunt would be great too. We applied for deer tags in Y. We're just looking for some antlerless OTC tags. It doesn't matter to us if it's for muley does, whitetail does, or antelope does. We'd just like to have some fun and put some meat in the freezer.

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