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Wyoming Pronghorn

I just realized i can get a non resident tag for a doe prongorn in wyoming, my only problem is i am not too sure as to which units in wyoming have a decent amount of public land. If possible i would like it no further than 2-2.5 hours from denver as i would probably only do 1 or 2 day trips if needed. I also do not have an ATV so i would be on foot.

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Thats cool that you can get a

Thats cool that you can get a pronghorn doe tag in WY. How much is that Non-Res tag going to cost? Just wondering' I might make a trip up there sometime. Good luck!  Big smile

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There is lots of public land

There is lots of public land in Wyoming and many walk-in hunting and hunter management areas you can also access.  Check out the walk-in areas and hunter management areas on the Wyoming fish & game website.  You can also call the regional fish & game office in the area where you want to hunt and ask for a list of landowners who are willing to give permission to public hunters for a small trespass fee (or sometimes free for doe/fawn tags).

Limiting yourself to 2 to 2.5 hours from Denver will make it harder.  If you can expand that to 3.5 to 4 hours away, you'll open up a bunch more units.  I'm not sure what's still on the leftover list but throw out a few suggestions of units that meet your criteria and you'll get some more specific comments on those units.

Doe/fawn tags are cheap--$34 each for a non-resident and you can purchase up to 4 of those tags per hunter.

We'll be going up to Wyoming for antelope in a few weeks too.  One of the big game best hunts, espcially for kids, you can get in the West.

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If i was to extend it to 3.5

If i was to extend it to 3.5 hours would you happen to have any ideas where i could start looking the only reason i was so hesitant about it is that i have 2 other hunts planned this year and would like to just do a one-two day trip.

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OK.  I went and looked at the

OK.  I went and looked at the available leftover doe/fawn tags.  Your options would probably be units 25, 26 and 38.  Units 25 and 26 are just North of Douglas.  Both of these units would be in the 3.5 to 4 hour range.  Unit 38 is just north of Cheyene and West of I25.  38 is probably in the 2 to 2.5 hour range.

I have never hunted any of these units and they are mostly private properties.  There are some limited Walk-in Access properties in unit 26.  There is also one landowner currently listed in the Hunter Assistance Program.  I would call the Casper Fish & Game office and ask them for a list of landowners that are willing to provide access to public hunters--this is probably your best option.  You may have to pay a small fee to hunt does/fawns, but at least you'd be able to hunt.

 

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This late in the year makes

This late in the year makes it rougher as most of the tags left are in private land units. The hunter management draws are over so access there is done. Unless some permissions are unspoken for.

If youget in the draw next year doe tags are pretty easy to get. 

The other information given is accurate just not as easy to work with.

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The majority of the HMAs are

The majority of the HMAs are not by draw, but rather by first come-first serve and may have a limit on total permits issued.

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I haven't looked at all of

I haven't looked at all of them as I'm only familiar with about 6 or 7 now. But all the one I picked up first come first serve 2 or 3 years ago are now draw only. I used to be ready when they went on sale but now just apply and wait a few weeks. 

Probably because they did not have a large number of permissions in most cases. 

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