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    I'm heading to Wyoming this fall on my first antelope trip and I'm having a hard time trying to decide which unit to put in for. I have 3 preference points. I was just wondering if anyone had any info on unit 74 as far as number of goats, public land, and trophy potential. If someone could help with an area to get started in this unit, it would be greatly appreciated. I'm not looking for anybodies secret spot, just a little bit of advice. Thanks

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    Eastman MRS shows 74 one of the better units, so I guess it won't hurt to discuss 74. It is the unit I have hunted the most and where I will be this fall. My hunting pard and I have enough pts and have applied for 74 again. I havn't hunted it for 6 or 7 years now as I've been mostly concentrating on elk. I won't be there until a week or so after the opening as both of us have other hunting commitments. There is some private land, usually fenced. While I have seen some great bucks there, the best for me is one thats 16+" and scores in the high 170's.

    I normally don't hunt opening week, so I usually never see any other hunters. Get some good topo maps (Rattlesnake Hills) and go from there. In the past there was a lot of gas/oil well activity, but can't answer that now as it's been awhile since I've been there. Plan on camping out as there are almost no motels closer than Shoshone. Used to stay at Hells Half Acre, but it was closed the last time I was thru there.

    Hope some of this helps. I probably won't leave Colorado till the 25/26 of Sept, after BP elk season is over....unless I get real lucky!
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    Thanks for the info Colorado cowboy. I probably won't be out there until the end of September or the beginning of October myself so maybe we will run into each other. Keep an eye out for Wisconsin plates. I'm hoping it turns out to be a great hunt.

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    From what I have found out about 74 its a good unit. Im applying for it but i prob wont draw it yet this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MH7wsm View Post
    Thanks for the info Colorado cowboy. I probably won't be out there until the end of September or the beginning of October myself so maybe we will run into each other. Keep an eye out for Wisconsin plates. I'm hoping it turns out to be a great hunt.
    Lets keep in touch. If we all draw tags and are planning on a late September, we should get together and say hi and have dinner or something.
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    was there last year 2011, hunting a doe, kept an eye out for bucks of course, saw very few antelope! very very few! drove all over it for 3 days, got my doe.

    what was the other unit you were thinking of?

    is it even a blue chip unit? if so I would say it's on the way low end of blue chip units.

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    Disappointing news. I hear there was alot a bad winter kill in some areas. Hope it comes back quickly

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    It is one of the blue chip units. What part of 74 were you hunting?
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    Husky.
    WTFWYH in 74 , that you saw very few antelope? I saw over a 100 along the hwy on the northern boundery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fish View Post
    Husky.
    WTFWYH in 74 , that you saw very few antelope? I saw over a 100 along the hwy on the northern boundery.
    SHHHH.......quiet!
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