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Wyoming unguided antelope help....

I have been researching and making calls to biologists and wardens in different areas across Wyoming. The areas that have good public land don't give out many tags. One area that I was interested in only gives 100 tags. Another area that I have researched thoroughly only has 300. How many people apply for these ? The areas that are high draw percentage have very little public land. Was sent a landowner list for the Laramie region and there all booked. Most of them also charge $500.00 Any help would be highly appreciated. As to landowners, areas, or any other info that could be given. My father and I have wanted to do this for years but drawing a tag doesn't seem as easy as I thought. Thanks.

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Wyoming unguided antelope help....

There is a hunter management area in Area 45 and a little bit of public land. I know of one rancher that might charge a reasonable fee. Let me know if you are interested & I will contact him to see if he is having any hunters this year.

Antelope were hard hunting this year. This was the first year of my life I had a unfilled tag. I filled 2 out of 3.

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Wyoming unguided antelope help....

Wyoming game and fish site has all the info on it, draw odds on every area you want to apply for. Good Luck!!!

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Wyoming unguided antelope help....

Here's a link to the Wyoming draw odds.

http://gf.state.wy.us/wildlife/hunting/stats/demandpdf/index.asp

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Re: Wyoming unguided antelope help....
greenhead55 wrote:
I have been researching and making calls to biologists and wardens in different areas across Wyoming. The areas that have good public land don't give out many tags. One area that I was interested in only gives 100 tags. Another area that I have researched thoroughly only has 300. How many people apply for these ? The areas that are high draw percentage have very little public land. Was sent a landowner list for the Laramie region and there all booked. Most of them also charge $500.00 Any help would be highly appreciated. As to landowners, areas, or any other info that could be given. My father and I have wanted to do this for years but drawing a tag doesn't seem as easy as I thought. Thanks.

My business partner and I hunted Wyoming this past year and we both killed nice pronghorn bucks the first day. We were hunting zone 70 just west of Casper. Zone 70 was our third choice, but there were antelope everywhere. Just about anywhere you go you're going to see plenty of antelope, so don't sweat it if you don't get drawn in the zone you want. We hunted all public (BLM) land and didn't have a whole lot of competition from other hunters on the first day of rifle season.

Below are some links we used last year to set up our trip. You've probably already seen most of them, but they really helped us plan our first hunting trip out west.

http://gf.state.wy.us/admin/regulations/chapter5/ch5ant.htm

http://gf.state.wy.us/downloads/pdf/07AppBooklet/07NRALL.pdf

http://gf.state.wy.us/downloads/pdf/DrawingOdds06/Ant_NonRes.pdf

http://gf.state.wy.us/downloads/pdf/HarvestRpt/05BAntelope.pdf

http://plicmapcenter.org/WY/

http://gf.state.wy.us/admin/regulations/chapter5/ch5ant.htm

Good luck on your hunt, I'm sure you'll have a great time!

.270Win

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Wyoming unguided antelope help....

Currently planning a trip to WYoming as well in October for Pronghorn. Unguided on public land as well. All the links .270 posted up is what we have used to plan the trip. The biologist and game wardens have given us some good info and they can help out as well. The western units seem to be very difficult to draw into and are leaning towards the eastern part of the state with higher draw rates and higher tag numbers.

A buddy talked to a guy who hunted around Thunder Basin in the eastern part of the state and did well....killing decent animals in 2 days of hunting. Tresspass fees have been higher than we liked as most were $500 or more per animal so it looks like we will be hitting all public unless something changes. I'm not gonna pay $500 to wack a prarie maggot. Laugh Laugh

I plan to stay out there and fish and hunt birds after we get done. I've got plans to kill a duck in every state, so I've got to find some places to hunt them once we get out there as well. Thumbs up Some good fishing would be nice too.

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Wyoming unguided antelope help....

We are also looking at gettin a couple of Mule Deer Tags for Unit B as well. Does anyone have any thoughts on Unit B Public land hunting for decent Mule deer or is it gonna be a waste of time. We plan to be in the area of Units 22, 14, 11, and 12 for them.

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