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03-09-2011, 10:54 PM
Hi, two buddies and I are looking to burn our points (2.5) on a Wyoming antelope hunt this year. We're planning on hunting mid-october or later and hoping to find an area that has a good amount of public access that offers a chance at mid seventies or better animals (given 5/6 days of hard hunting). After looking over the MRS we've narrowed our choices down to 90-1, 67, 74, 75, or possibly 114. I'm just wondering if anyone has any experience with these units to help us make our decision. Thanks
03-10-2011, 07:26 PM
If I'm reading the #s right, you can scratch a couple of those choices- last year in 90-1 there were 19 apps for 14 spots w/3 pts, 165 w/<3 pts and no tags left. In 114 the tags were gone at the <4 level. It could always change & they are bumping tag #s up in many units but I'd scour the NR PP demand report. I haven't hunted it but 74 catches my eye, it could be drawn w/2 pts last year.
Final caution, there are 2420 guys holding max pts, 2956 w/4, 4165 w/3. The target can move, last year's 2.5 pt tag could take 3.5 this year.
03-11-2011, 08:04 AM
My avatar/profile picture is of the antelope I took in 74 last year. Fun hunt.
03-12-2011, 10:30 AM
I just applied for 90-1 and forked up the extra cash for the special draw. It looked good to me in eastmans but i have never been there before. i have 2 pps and should be able to draw it. go to wyoming G and F website and you can look at harvest surveys and draw odds to double check things. another choice for you could be 90-2 it is quite larger and has similar success and draw odds. i have never been to wyoming for antelope but this is just the info i have gathered the past couple years i have been building points. i will be going in sept so if you pick 90-1 i could let you know what i find out.
03-13-2011, 12:22 AM
We put in yesterday for the same area (special) for many of the same reasons that you did, and it's a little closer to home (CA) than the other areas we were looking at. Hopefully we all draw and the weather cooperates with a mild spring! We hunted antelope near Kaycee, WY for the first time in 2007. It was a fun hunt and we all shot 12.5"-13.5" goats. This time around we'll try and hold out for bigger ones, at least that's the plan. I'd be glad to share info with you when I start doing some more research.
04-11-2011, 09:56 PM
Hopefully we do. From what I've seen we should but this is my first time in Wy. Im on the Central Coast of Cali too. and was trying to find a good area close home and also to Co. My friend and I are going to get over the counter archery elk tags near Delta where we have a place to stay. We have both shot elk and mule deer with rifles in the past 4 years and now have taken up the archery challenge. I dont have to much info yet on 90-1 just a good map from USGS with the BLM and forest boundaries. Do you know when the rut starts? I'm going to take up some info I got on my post about the unit and call the Biologist for the area. I'll keep in touch. good luck.
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