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ech75
02-02-2012, 12:01 PM
Looking to apply for a region C tag for mule deer this year, just wanted to get some input on how the mule deer herd is doing in that area. Any information for this region would be greatly appreciated. Also looking to get an antelope tag for either unit 18 or 19 to go along with the mule deer tag.

Ilovethewest
08-05-2012, 09:02 AM
Our group of 4 has region C tags. Where exactly are you headed? Have you hunted Region C before? We have in he past. We will be out there the Oct 8th-14th or around there. I cant wait!

dihardhunter
08-06-2012, 06:55 PM
Hunted Region C back in 2007 I think... Here's a link to the hunt (http://www.skinnymoose.com/outdoorsmorgasbord/2008/02/22/diy-wyoming-hunt/). If this is your first time to the unit, I'd be glad to share some public land hotspots that we found deer in after 10 or 12 days of rifle season pressure already. PM me.

jamherdt
09-19-2012, 06:31 PM
Hunted Region C back in 2007 I think... Here's a link to the hunt (http://www.skinnymoose.com/outdoorsmorgasbord/2008/02/22/diy-wyoming-hunt/). If this is your first time to the unit, I'd be glad to share some public land hotspots that we found deer in after 10 or 12 days of rifle season pressure already. PM me.

Hey, sorry to eves drop on your conversation but I was searching for information on Region C and this forum came up. My father, brother, brother inlaw, and myself had a mule deer trip planned for Oct 1-14. Unfortunately, our rancher just called to inform us he was not going to allowing anyone on the ranch due to the dry weather and fear of fires whether from camp or muzzle blast.....not much we can argue. Not wanting to waste over over $1,500 in deer and antelope tags we thought we'd look into public land. Any suggestions or hotspots would be greatly appreciated. Good luck with your season.

Ilovethewest
09-21-2012, 06:57 AM
i would suggest buying some BLM maps for the Region C area. It shows the public lands open. Make sure to call the local warden to make sure access to the area your looking at is attainable. The area north of Gillette by the town of Weston. It is part of the Thunder Basin National Grassland. You can buy that map from the Forest Service. A person I once knew hunted up there for years, and always did well. He said the weekends got some heavey pressure, but during the week and later in the season, they didnt see too many hunters. He now hunts on a ranch by Sheridan. There is also some pockets of public land north of I-90 and east of Sheridan. There isnt huge tracts of land, but lots of smaller tracts that will take time to hit. Its kind of late in the game to really get in depth.........but I would start with buying BLM maps in those areas and go from there. good luck!

Ilovethewest
09-28-2012, 04:24 PM
any other Region C hunters out there? Leaving the 16th, and hunting the 17th, 18th, 19th, and till noon on the 20th if needed. Know the drought is bad, and also heard deer numbers are a tad lower than usual.........but I dont care! The 16th cant come soon enough for me!

Would love to see some pictures. I will be posting some when we get back.

Ilovethewest
10-11-2012, 12:29 PM
well headed to Region C tuesday morning. Hoping for few hunters and colder weather. No rain. And lots of bucks runnin garound begging to be shot!! LOL Lets hope for a safe trip and a good hunt!

Eberle
10-11-2012, 03:14 PM
Good luck! Post some pics for us!

Ilovethewest
10-11-2012, 05:50 PM
I definately will post pictures. I cant wait for tuesday...........hoping to get on the road around 6-7 am eastern. I am driving myself nuts thinking about getting the heck out of Wisconsin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

clark33
10-19-2012, 09:09 PM
I took this buck on public land down in Region C this year. Like everyone else has said, those BLM maps come in handy.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b218/clark33/RegionCpublic.jpg

Ilovethewest
10-20-2012, 04:23 PM
great deer. congrats! He is really nice!!!!!!!!!!

got back today. really tired. we got for bucks out of our group of 4. I scored 158". 1 small buck. Other 2 are pretty small/average 2x3's. 15" wide x 15"high or so. My buddy got the 158", i did get the assist though since I spotted it for him!!!! I will post pics once I get them downloaded.

dihardhunter
10-22-2012, 09:13 AM
Sounds like ya'll had a great hunt 'ilovethewest'. A 158"er is a great buck for that region - looking forward to some pictures.

Ilovethewest
10-23-2012, 01:40 PM
well my buddy can be quite an annoying fella..........I looked at the deer, and kind of rough guessed it around 140-145........of course he calls and said he had it "professionally" scored at 158". I was skeptical, but he insisted. The next day he calls and said he was messing wit hme, and that it was exactly what I said it was, around 142". And then he got a good laugh, after I told most people it was 158". he needs a boot in the arse! LOL ! 43814382

we did tag out. The other one was exactly like my small 2x2. And then the last got shot an even smaller forkie. We were running out of time. Meat was excellent though. Next year we plan on being ALOT more picky!

Ilovethewest
10-23-2012, 01:46 PM
here is 2 more pics..........43834384

2 of the guys never hunted mule deer before, and probably wont again! We put on some serious miles, and they simply were not up to it physically. I for one, LOVE strapping on the boots and getting to places most people never even consider. They were getting discouraged, so I shot my buck to give the group some confidence. he was 15" x 15" 2x2....well he had a small brow tine, so I call him a 2x3!

I had fun. I think the other guys enjoyed doing something different, but the ywere not ready for the kind of hunt I put them in. Their idea of hunting is walking 150 yards to a nice cozy treestand. They were not ready for the 2-3 mile hike just to get to the area to hunt.

Oh well........doesnt botehr me. I will be back next fall, hopefully with much bigger and better results! Regardless of horn size, soe far my deer has been good table fare. No complaints there.

Eberle
10-23-2012, 02:37 PM
Congrats! Sounds like you had fun. I just love to get out there away from everything & the crowds. We usually hike in several miles as well never hunted C. I've hunted B & D several times.

Ilovethewest
11-12-2012, 05:10 PM
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here is my buck from back in October. Not as big as my buddies, but it was fun. Didnt have much time to make a decision, and we were hunting during the bad wind storm that blew threw the region back in mid-october. A filled tag is a filled tag! Going to be much more choosey next fall!

Ilovethewest
11-12-2012, 05:15 PM
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some landscape pictures. enjoy!

sjsmallfield
11-12-2012, 06:06 PM
Nothing wrong with that buck. Congrats man!

ffd061
11-13-2012, 06:45 PM
Congrats. Nice landscape pics also. Looks like a fun area to hunt.

the wanderer
11-17-2012, 09:20 AM
Great buck! I'm new to the website and new to hunting out west. My dad and I finally took a hunting trip out west this past October. We have been talking about doing this for years and finally made it happen. We did decide to go with an outfitter to hunt antelope out of Casper, WY. It was a great experience and we both shot a buck and a doe. We learned alot in the time we were out there. I loved Wyoming and want to get back some day to hunt for both Mule deer and antelope, but I would like to do it on my own this time without an outfitter. I have a few questions. If I stop applying for preference points for a year or two will I then loose them? How does applying for a mule deer tag work? I see the state is split up into regions, but also units. Do you apply for a region or a unit? Depending on the answer to that can greatly change planning. Thanks. I've really enjoyed the website so far.

Musket Man
11-17-2012, 07:56 PM
you will loose any points you have if you dont apply or buy points for so many years. I forget exactly howmany. WY is broke down into regions and limited quota units for deer. The regions are basically a group of units managed together. Antelope are all limited quota units. The Wyoming MRS explains it all pretty well.

trkytrack2
11-17-2012, 09:32 PM
Great buck! I'm new to the website and new to hunting out west. My dad and I finally took a hunting trip out west this past October. We have been talking about doing this for years and finally made it happen. We did decide to go with an outfitter to hunt antelope out of Casper, WY. It was a great experience and we both shot a buck and a doe. We learned alot in the time we were out there. I loved Wyoming and want to get back some day to hunt for both Mule deer and antelope, but I would like to do it on my own this time without an outfitter. I have a few questions. If I stop applying for preference points for a year or two will I then loose them? How does applying for a mule deer tag work? I see the state is split up into regions, but also units. Do you apply for a region or a unit? Depending on the answer to that can greatly change planning. Thanks. I've really enjoyed the website so far.
WYOMING HUNTING REGULATIONS: http;//gf.state.wy.us/admin/regs/index.asp
You can find out all the rules on this site.

Eberle
11-17-2012, 10:05 PM
I believe if you do not apply for 2 consecutive years you loose them.

Wanderer, One thing to keep in mind is your opening dates for antelope & mule deer (Rifle). Unless you plan on archery hunting. I've done the combo hunt several times (mule deer/antelope). We always done Unit 7 antelope & Region B Deer. (Rifle opens October 1st)