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    Wyoming Antelope unit 63 questions

    Hi , me and 2 buddies will be headed down to unit 63 towards the end of september and i was wondering if anybody knew of any good places to camp in or close to the unit. This will be our first of hopefully many wyoming trips in the near future and it would be nice to know a of a good spot to set up camp before we get there instead of driving around aimlessly. I appreciate any help you guys can give thanks.

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    It's BLM land, for the most part, and open country except down along the creeks, most of which is private land. Just pull over on a side road off Highway 220 east of Three Forks/Muddy Gap and camp(BLM road 499 on lower Cherry Creek?). A lot of antelope hunters opt for a place out of the wind.

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    good luck skinzer, that goat in my profile is from that area, it was a fun hunt. I wish I was going there as well.

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    My hunting buddy talked to a blm land manager or something like that the other day and he told him he was just through a good chunk of unit 63 and didnt see any antelope. Hes kind of worried now and justifies it by this guy is through this property all the time. I'm more the optimist and we picked this unit based on all the positive data i have found over the years, so my question is should the blm guy go get his vision checked or was there some freak die off that has been covered up and all the antelope have dissapeared in 63. thanks for the responses guys i cant wait were leaving in 6 days.

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    Skinzner, area 63 is pretty much all BLM. DrHjH is right...Cherry creek or Pete creek are both nice
    places to set-up camp. There are a couple of two tracks to take in. Both are gated at the highway
    220. Get yourself a BLM map. Good Goats there...good luck!

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    Skinz,
    If it's OK with you, I'd like to check in after the season to see what you thought of 63. I'm looking at for next year. Sent a PM to DrHJH for some input too. Good luck to you and your buds.

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    No problem i'll give you a thorough report when we get back. I'm a little jealous of where you live, we motorhomed the kenai peninsula a few years back and me and my wife both really liked soldotna.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinzner View Post
    My hunting buddy talked to a blm land manager or something like that the other day and he told him he was just through a good chunk of unit 63 and didnt see any antelope. Hes kind of worried now and justifies it by this guy is through this property all the time. I'm more the optimist and we picked this unit based on all the positive data i have found over the years, so my question is should the blm guy go get his vision checked or was there some freak die off that has been covered up and all the antelope have dissapeared in 63. thanks for the responses guys i cant wait were leaving in 6 days.

    There are enough antelope there to make the hunt fun but its not like its was. We just returned from hunting the unit across the highway from 63 and saw about half the goats we did last year. We filled our tags and it was a good time but I fear last year may have been the peak and we are on the way down now.

    63 is not what it used to be, not even close. It has been hyped off information that is now out of date. That BLM guy probably didn't see any goats because he never left the road. Most the goats close to the roads died opening weekend, those that were near the roads and survived probably don't stand around the roads anymore. You will find goats to shoot, it will be a good time don't worry, but there are not nearly the number of big goats there used to be. I would be shocked if you saw one over 80.

    Stop and talk to some of the taxis in Casper, they will tell you what areas the bigger goats are coming from these days and its not unit 63.
    Last edited by EBOLAVIRS; 09-28-2011 at 12:51 AM.

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    Well that was a fun hunt. I'm not used to seeing that many animals while out hunting and it kept it interesting all the time. Those damn antelope are hard to judge, we started to get a little better by the end of the trip but still not too confident in my abilities. Saw a couple really nice ones had two brief chances on a dandy that was on the wrong side of a fence on the few pieces of private land there were. three of us went down and we shot 3 bucks and two does, overall a great time and looking forward to doing it again. Thanks for the help guys.

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    The grass is always greener Skinz. I hope to live back in WY someday. I'll be scouting 63 for a few days the second week of Oct. Leave me at least one 85 incher to keep me fired up for next year.

 

 

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