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jlmoeller
01-24-2013, 03:44 PM
Can you guys give me some guidlines on what trespass fees for north east Wyoming run. What is average, what is cheap, and what is outrageous? My buddy and our fathers are heading out in 2013 and having secured access to private land without the hassle of public access seems like a good idea.

Thanks for the help.

Jason Moeller

canvsbk
01-24-2013, 07:45 PM
What we heard out there last fall was from $800 to $2,000. Makes you want to puke.

birdhunter
01-24-2013, 10:57 PM
Most land out here are leased by outfitters. You can find some landowners that will let you on for free but they are few and far between. Your best bet is to use the wia's and hunt those. A guy can't even hunt his neighbors land anymore. Don't plan on finding a giant unless you pay some money. It is overcrowded with hunters & the antelope are dying & the tags are getting cut drastically. There are some decent ones tagged every year but not from too many public areas.

jlmoeller
01-28-2013, 02:39 PM
What we heard out there last fall was from $800 to $2,000. Makes you want to puke.

These prices are just crazy. Is everyone else seeing prices this high.

Thanks,

Jason

EBOLAVIRS
01-29-2013, 10:35 PM
Sad to say but Wyoming takes good care of outfitters, as a result there are outfitters all over Wyoming and landowners basically see bidding wars driving up prices. In the future its only going to get worse, outfitters are slowing leasing up all the decent private land.

lostriverproductions
01-30-2013, 07:06 AM
These prices are just crazy. Is everyone else seeing prices this high.

Thanks,

Jason

LOL if you think that's bad you should see what land goes for in pike county IL, my uncle leases his 413 acre farm for $110 an acre.
I had found a ranch in NE WY that limits the amount of hunters and charged $500 per person with access to 23,000 acres but after that bad winter kill he cut numbers back so they could recover.

Fink
01-30-2013, 08:40 AM
LOL if you think that's bad you should see what land goes for in pike county IL, my uncle leases his 413 acre farm for $110 an acre.
I had found a ranch in NE WY that limits the amount of hunters and charged $500 per person with access to 23,000 acres but after that bad winter kill he cut numbers back so they could recover.

Holy s&%t. Is that a typo? $110 an acre? Add in the 200 bu corn and 60 bu beans that owner gets off of the ag fields, and that is one hell of a return.

Most of the stuff here in Missouri leases for under $20 an acre.

dihardhunter
01-30-2013, 12:12 PM
Those numbers are no where close to what I've experienced. You can get a decent trespass fee hunt for $200-$300. $75 or $100 if you want to share 10,000 acres with 50 other guys or $400-$500 if you want to be the only ones on that same amount of ground. I've hunted Unit 23 south of Gillette. 20 hunters annually on 44,000 acres for $400 apiece. See 500-750 antelope per day there. Ridiculous numbers!

birdhunter
01-30-2013, 01:46 PM
Antelope numbers in the NE Wyo area have dropped big time. You use to be able to go out and see 500 a day. Now your lucky to see 100 day where they winter. Tag allocations have been cut back also. Gillette is the place to be if you want a decent goat though. I would look around that area.

buckbull
01-30-2013, 03:47 PM
I went last year for $100 trespass fee for 5000 acres. Its a special agreement and is certainly not normal. I went with some guys that have been going for over 20 years and the landowners take all the trespass fees and donate to wounded warrior project. Very good people, need more like them. I know a few guys that pay $1500 for 5 days of antelope hunting in a non trophy unit just west of laramie.

dihardhunter
01-30-2013, 04:20 PM
If you look at 3 day guided hunt prices, $1500 isn't that far off. Jeepers!

buckbull
01-30-2013, 05:40 PM
LOL if you think that's bad you should see what land goes for in pike county IL, my uncle leases his 413 acre farm for $110 an acre.

Thats no joke. I own property in Calhoun, about 3 miles south of the pike county line. I'm surrounded by outfitters, and I know the one leases the 80 acre property to the north of me for $75 acres. I'm sure a large tract of land in pike would bring that. Outfitters are doing the leases, not your avarage Joe. Outfitters in this area get $4500 for a 3 day whitetail gun hunt so it doesn't take long to recoup their investment. Why on earth someone would drop that kind of coin on a whitetail hunt is beyond me. For that kind of money, you can hire a good guide out west that will pack string you into wilderness areas, hunt for 6 days and haul you and your meat out for that much.

buckbull
01-30-2013, 05:44 PM
If you look at 3 day guided hunt prices, $1500 isn't that far off. Jeepers!

I should have stated that better, they pay $1500 just to hold the spot. Unrefundable. Of their 4 person group only 2 drew tags so the other guys ended up spending $1500 tresspass fee to shoot praire dogs. Yikes!!!

Fink
01-30-2013, 06:42 PM
Outfitters in this area get $4500 for a 3 day whitetail gun hunt so it doesn't take long to recoup their investment. Why on earth someone would drop that kind of coin on a whitetail hunt is beyond me. For that kind of money, you can hire a good guide out west that will pack string you into wilderness areas, hunt for 6 days and haul you and your meat out for that much.

That is insanely high for a whitetail hunt. $4,500 would get you a minimum of 7 days in my neck of the woods, and we probably kill just as many 140 type bucks as Pike County does.. We just aren't known for the truely top end deer that Pike is.. Even though I know of two 200 inch whities shot out of my county.

lostriverproductions
01-31-2013, 07:28 AM
Holy s&%t. Is that a typo? $110 an acre? Add in the 200 bu corn and 60 bu beans that owner gets off of the ag fields, and that is one hell of a return.

Most of the stuff here in Missouri leases for under $20 an acre.

No typo, its all outfitter driven, Heartland lodge I believe is the one that leases it.

lostriverproductions
01-31-2013, 07:30 AM
That is insanely high for a whitetail hunt. $4,500 would get you a minimum of 7 days in my neck of the woods, and we probably kill just as many 140 type bucks as Pike County does.. We just aren't known for the truely top end deer that Pike is.. Even though I know of two 200 inch whities shot out of my county.

Yes but do you get to stay in a $2M dollar lodge? LOL

Fink
01-31-2013, 07:58 AM
Haha, well, no.. It's more of a 40x60 Morton building, with a framed in living quarters and bunk house. I guess it'll have to work!

jlmoeller
01-31-2013, 11:38 AM
Thanks for the info guys, please keep the replies coming.

Jason