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mbuh84087
06-23-2012, 06:06 PM
has anyone hunted wyoming unit 75? we drew and trying to get up there to scout a little would like to know where to start. we have little time to scout and it is a large unit any help will be appreciated. thx guys

ssliger
06-23-2012, 06:23 PM
Which state?

Ikeepitcold
06-23-2012, 09:46 PM
SS reread his post.

ssliger
06-23-2012, 10:01 PM
oops! Thanks for the catch IKIC

HuskyMusky
06-24-2012, 08:24 PM
could be a rough year with moisture...

it's a big unit, antelope are spread throughout, top to bottom, east to west, get off the main roads and/or break out the binos and they'll appear, at first it seemed like the unit had no goats, but they'll pop out after some careful looking.

drive the canyon between shashoni and thermopolis, one of the most beautiful I've ever seen.

mcseal2
06-25-2012, 09:20 PM
My girlfriend and I also drew for 75. I hunted it once 4 years ago and took a real heavy 14.5" buck in the steeper area to the North late in the season. I was with a friend who had hunted the area several times before and he was shocked that we couldn't find a better buck. I was real happy with it my first and only antelope though. The drought is worrying me also, I've been waiting a few years to draw and it isn't looking real good. That's hunting though.

Shooter
07-12-2012, 07:46 AM
I had a few buddies hunt it last year. They said they were seeing between 100-500 antelope per day. They all killed bucks over 15" they scored 78+, 79+, and 80+. They said it was a lot of fun and that it was really easy.

justinthedoc
07-12-2012, 11:12 AM
With a little added on, 75s a good area, im my humble opinion most areas in the central, southwest, and south central part of the state hold good size antelope. 73,74, and 75 in my opinion are going and have been going downhill for sometime do to all of the gasification, and oil crap that is goin on in that part of the state. And if anyone thinks that those guys dont carry rifles in there pickups is just in denial. Ive hunted that area since I can remember and my old man before that. Everyone comes on here looking for info and thats great. So heres my info expect to see antelope, expect to see an average buck of 68-72 in B&C (dnt care about SCI). To find a 75+ in antelope your going to have to cover ground. To find a 80+ antelope your going to need to cover more ground and have atleast a week to do it. And remember most of the gasification and oil roads are not public roads, they are private. Know guys who got trespass tickets last year in 75 for traveling on that encana rd. Just my .02

Elkoholic307
07-23-2012, 02:54 PM
I just watched Eastmans' antelope bowhunting episode from Central WY... the one where Ryan Hatfield shot his buck in the neck. I'm assuming it was Area 75. As far as Area 75 goes, you won't really need to put much time into scouting. There are goats everywhere... just be aware of what's public and what's private before you go after them.

HuntWYODon
07-23-2012, 06:23 PM
Guy Eastman's wife drew a 75 tag. You can follow them around.
Elko, I think I mentioned she drew a 125 deer tag also and 121 bull tag too...

Elkoholic307
07-23-2012, 10:08 PM
Lol I have better things to do than follow them around. Besides, I don't hunt 75 itself, but close to it. And as for 125, it's a big area with plenty of deer to go around. I'll stick to my own spots :)

Colorado Cowboy
07-24-2012, 07:43 AM
My best advice is get a BLM Map. Even tho they are not always up to date (especially with the drilling stuff), you will have great info on whats private and whats public.

HuntWYODon
07-24-2012, 01:19 PM
Lol I have better things to do than follow them around. Besides, I don't hunt 75 itself, but close to it. And as for 125, it's a big area with plenty of deer to go around. I'll stick to my own spots :)
Elk,
I wasn't replying with the joke to you. I was to the person who started the thread. You know I wouldn't tell a local that !

Elkoholic307
07-25-2012, 09:40 AM
Ah.. gotchya :)

justinthedoc
07-25-2012, 04:07 PM
I would like to be there when they rub the vegetable oil on the horns to make them look bigger, has anyone looked to see if a eastman has a B&C antelope?

Elkoholic307
07-26-2012, 09:47 AM
I think Guy got one in CO fairly recently.

Blue Skies Hunting Advent
07-26-2012, 12:43 PM
I would like to be there when they rub the vegetable oil on the horns to make them look bigger, has anyone looked to see if a eastman has a B&C antelope?

Wow, Slamming the eastman's on their own site, That's Class.

canvsbk
07-26-2012, 02:02 PM
The Internet can be such a wonderful place....

HuntWYODon
07-26-2012, 03:49 PM
Roflmao !!!

justinthedoc
07-27-2012, 10:26 AM
hey if he admits to doing it, Im just saying. Heck I wonder if crisco. or extra virgin works better? Also the B&C question was just that a question. Can't help it if you get affended by a meer question that I asked. The oil thing had been told to me by Guy himself. In fact when he said they use oil, I seriously thought he was talking motor oil, luckily common sense prevailed, and I assume hes using a cooking, or linseed oil.

HuntWYODon
07-29-2012, 03:36 PM
hey if he admits to doing it, Im just saying. Heck I wonder if crisco. or extra virgin works better? Also the B&C question was just that a question. Can't help it if you get affended by a meer question that I asked. The oil thing had been told to me by Guy himself. In fact when he said they use oil, I seriously thought he was talking motor oil, luckily common sense prevailed, and I assume hes using a cooking, or linseed oil.

I think extra virgin olive oil works best. My personal favorite is Pompeian. $6.99 at Walmart.

Elkoholic307
07-30-2012, 09:09 AM
Also the B&C question was just that a question. Can't help it if you get affended by a meer question that I asked.

Some people are pretty thin-skinned here.

justinthedoc
07-30-2012, 10:33 AM
Yeah funny how america got that way. Just a question, but last I looked a few years back, they didnt have a antelope at all. Was just hoping that someone found a eastman in the B&C book so I can put my mind at ease. I have 5 in there, and no slamming or dissing here; just curious..

Also yes cheaper (wally world) oil might be better for the monster buck I am going to get this year, havnt seen to much promising bucks yet, Have a 74 tag, coverd much of 75 (brother has a tag) and 74 the past week and maybe a upper 70's buck so far. Things change though when the rut gets going.

ffd061
07-30-2012, 11:17 PM
justinthedoc,

Sent you a pm.

mcseal2
08-22-2012, 04:53 PM
Anyone have an update on how dry it is in Unit 75? I have a tag for this fall and was wondering what conditions were like there.

Thanks!

justinthedoc
08-23-2012, 05:05 PM
Its getting pretty bad now, looked good til August the she turned Krispy, dont light a match. Hopefully september will bring some snow. :)

mcseal2
08-23-2012, 06:19 PM
Thanks for the reply. Just talked to the area game warden this afternoon, he estimates antelope numbers at half of what they were last year. I might not shoot unless it's a really good one, it sounds like they need a break. I'm not sure leaving them to starve this winter is more humane if the feed is gone though.

I work on a ranch, I will be the last one to light a match! I worry about our winter grass and stacks of bales everytime I hear of a fire. We have had more lightning fires than I ever remember this year also with the dry conditions. Our rural fire departments have been doing a great job so far, and the fires that have started haven't had a strong headwind yet at least close to home.

mcseal2
09-21-2012, 10:55 AM
We are headed home from our hunt now. It was better hunting than I expected after talking to the warden. We saw good numbers of adult animals and had a good hunt. We didn't find any giant bucks but got 4 nice ones in the 70's. We scouted 3 days and hunted 3 days so we covered alot of ground to see what we did. One thing we didn't see many of was fawns. We saw very few young antelope compared to what we saw driving home down hwy 287. I'm a rookie antelope hunter but I'd bet the next few years will be tough in 75. A hunting paper I picked up in Riverton had an article saying that same thing.

ffd061
09-21-2012, 06:11 PM
Congrats on your success!! Any pictures to share? How did the mule deer numbers look while you were out that way? We are headed that direction in 2 weeks to chase elk.

mcseal2
09-21-2012, 10:43 PM
We only saw 1 decent muley buck in 6 days of combined scouting and hunting. It was a 4x4 I'm guessing around 150 from the brief look I got. Lots of does on the private around the creek bottoms. We made it to 8300ft on one of our scouting trips and found some antelope, but no elk. We actually never saw an elk the whole trip including an afternoon in the Bighorns and coming home through the Medicine Bow mountains but our timing wasn't right, it was warm sunny afternoons.

Here is a pic of my antelope. It is taking forever for me to load pics now so I just added one. He wasn't real tall at
14 1/8" but had good cutters and mass, grossed 79". I was real happy with him for the conditions and my experience level. I was starting a stalk on another nice goat and it fed out away from the ditch I planned to use and got out of range before I could get close. I turned and headed back up toward the vehicle and cut a large set of fresh tracks headed the same way I was. I then found a scrape he had made and the spot he had urinated was still wet and fresh in a 35mph wind, so I knew he was close. I came up to the ridge and spotted him 125yds away from me headed across the next flat. I knelt on my bipod and tried to get steady enough to shoot him in the hard wind. I finally turned my shoulders enough to get steady and squeezed the trigger as he walked into my crosshairs. The 140gr Berger VLD from my 264WM took out the heart and broke the far shoulder, dumping him. It was only about a 175yd shot, but about the toughest I've ever made at that range due to the conditions. He was one of the best bucks we saw, and the best one we had a legitimate shot at. We moved him from the flat to the ridge I shot from for a better background for pictures, I didn't shoot him skylined. I've always used Nosler Accubonds from this rifle in the past, and they are still my favorite all-around bullet, but the Berger performed very well. 3 of the 4 goats our group took were shot with my rifle and the Berger dumped them all. We were equipped to shoot 500yds under good conditions with my set-up, but we all prefer to get as close as possible when hunting so our longest shot was 351yds. Since this is my long-range rifle and I don't use it on anything bigger than muleys I think I'll stick with them until they give me a reason not to. For my mountain guns and for larger game I'll stick with my accubonds.

ffd061
09-22-2012, 12:11 AM
Nice goat indeed. Congrats!! Sounds like you were in the area we are going to be elk hunting. Talked to some ranchers in the area, and they assure me there are elk there. Hopefully we can find a couple of nice bulls and a cow.

mcseal2
09-22-2012, 09:10 AM
Thanks. I have no doubt there were elk there, we weren't up that high early or late in the day. We were mainly exploring at that point and seeing if we could find a big antelope hiding up where he didn't get messed with. We found many well established 2 tracks that were not on our map or GPS once we got in there. We took a different way out of the mountains and used one of them. They were rough and slow, but not impassable for a truck. It didn't look to difficult to get around in on foot at least where we were.

sjsmallfield
09-22-2012, 06:28 PM
Nice goat mcseal2. Congrats!

lrpatton81
09-24-2012, 08:07 PM
Great goat!

mcseal2
09-25-2012, 11:16 AM
Thanks everyone