Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Unit 73 Antelope...looking for places to stay?

    I put my wife in her first draw this year and with my 4 points it averaged out enough to draw a Unit 73 antelope tag. I did my research after drawing the tag and will be hunting the NW corner of the unit. I got back from a BC sheep hunt about a month ago and have been swamped and can't get up to the unit before the 18th of Oct. We've got to make a couple of stops coming home and don't want to pull a trailer up from S Texas unless I have to.

    Question: Any recommendations on where to stay for about 4-5 days that is about an 1 hour or less drive away each morning or evening from the NW corner of the Unit ? There seems to be plenty of places in Thermopolis but I'm not sure what kind of drive we're in for...anybody know about the Tensleep area? Thanks for any ideas!

    Bret

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    2,163
    Thanks
    56
    Thanked 305 Times in 235 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Welcome to the forum, tsbret, I'm sure somebody here can point you in the right direction.

    I hope you stick around ... I would love to hear about the BC sheep hunt!

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Reno, Nevada, United States
    Posts
    2,042
    Thanks
    53
    Thanked 134 Times in 99 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Check your pm

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Thanks Dr...I PM you a reply
    Bret

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Gillette, WY
    Posts
    55
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 24 Times in 13 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    There is a motel in Edgerton - just east off of I25 on the very east corner of the unit. I just got back from there yesterday. We set up a tent right in the area. We had rain and drizzle Friday and all day Saturday - miserable. Couldn't even get down the roads with my Sportsman 500. Tried to do some walking - couldn't even do much of that with all the mud sticking to your boots. The sun finally came out Sunday afternoon and we saw probably 80 total antelope and not one buck over 12 inches. Had to leave Monday afternoon so we really didn't have a whole lot of time to hunt but I was still somewhat disappointed in this "Blue Chip" unit. The only highlight of our hunt was a 516 yard shot I made on a coyote about noon on Monday. I was pretty impressed with my 270 WSM. We covered mainly the northern part of the unit - There's a little place called greasy lake, just pretty much a little mud hole - we went about 4 miles south, sat on hills and glassed areas you could see 5 miles, and we saw absolutely nothing.

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    North Jersey
    Posts
    38
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I have been hunting area 73 the last 2days and haven't seen half the antelope I did 2 years ago. Took 2 does today but haven't seen a shooter buck

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Gillette, WY
    Posts
    55
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 24 Times in 13 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Sounds to me like 73 should probably be taken off the Blue Chip status for next year.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Reno, Nevada, United States
    Posts
    2,042
    Thanks
    53
    Thanked 134 Times in 99 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I went up there last year and saw the most antelope I have seen in my life. All12-13 range. We saw 50 different bucks the first day driving around. I don't believe that so much could change in one year. I could be wrong. I don't know if I would consider a blue chip as far as quality goes but then again I killed a dandy out of there. It is just persistace of staying out there and hunting hard for a week.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 11
    Last Post: 03-11-2014, 12:09 PM
  2. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-06-2013, 06:28 PM
  3. Wyoming places to see or eat
    By lostriverproductions in forum Back at the Tailgate
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 06-25-2013, 06:40 PM
  4. Casper Wy Places to stay
    By NORCAL in forum Wyoming
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-24-2013, 10:03 PM
  5. How do you stay warm in the field?
    By Montana in forum General Hunting
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 03-09-2013, 06:24 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •