I have been wanting to take my doughter pronghorn hunting and was wandering what state to take her to and would like to hunt on public ground to keep the cost down any suggestions would be appricated.
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Sat, 2011-03-05 21:43
a youth hunt 4 my doughter
Sat, 2011-03-05 21:59#1
Wyoming is the place to go
Wyoming is the place to go for the most antelope and land to hunt them. Doe tags are only around 20 for a youth and you can get 2 of them. I don't remember exactley but Either sex tags are also around 150 for a youth.
There is a ton of information on this forum about antelope hunting so just take a look around. They just posted one today on the western hunter blog.
This is the best easy fun hunt you can do for not a lot of money.
Sun, 2011-03-06 10:58#3
Sun, 2011-03-06 12:39#4
no doubt, wyoming
Sun, 2011-03-06 21:37#5
Wyoming she'll have fun
Mon, 2011-03-07 13:52#6
If you want to take your
If you want to take your daughter out there this year, apply for units 7 or 29 on the east side of Wyoming. Both have a lot of public land, are full of goats and you will have a great time. I would suggest that you go the second week of October and avoid the opening week crowd. The application period ends on 3/15, but if it takes you longer than that to decide what you want to do at least one, if not both will have tags left to buy OTC in July. If you get tags, let me know and I'll help you out more. The youth tags are real cheap and she will have to have a hunters ed certificate with her in the field along with her license to be legal. You can also buy doe tags real cheap too in case you want to take home extra meat. They are a small animal and you only get about 30#-40# of finished, edible meat. I just checked and the tags in the draw for a youth are $124 for an either sex and $33 for a doe tag. Buying leftovers after the draw they are $110 and $19 and multiple tags are usually available, making it a very reasonable hunt to take a kid on.
Mon, 2011-03-07 19:46#7
Good point Topgun, I forgot
Good point Topgun, I forgot the price difference with leftovers and incorrectly stated the quantity you can get. You can apply for 1 either sex and 2 doe tags now and buy the same later as leftovers if available for a total of 2 either sex and 4 doe tags. We did that last year but taking home 18 antelope was a little to much work for one trip and I plan to cut it back this year.
Mon, 2011-03-07 22:08#8
thanks iwas thinking wyoming
thanks iwas thinking wyoming but didn't know for sure how much public land there was to hunt and still in the early stages of setting up the hunt for us. I think she will really enjoy a hunt like that and i want to keep her interested before she starts thinking about boys and looses interest in hunting. she will be 12 is there an age limit kids can hunt in wyoming
Mon, 2011-03-07 23:17#9
You can apply for a license
You can apply for a license at 11 years old and the license becomes valid on the youths 12th birthday. You remain a youth until your 18th birthday. Many states are different but that is the rule in Wyoming.
Make sure you carry hunter safety cards and habitat stamps with you while hunting because they will ask if they stop you.