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    What a great forum!

    Hello, I have subscribed to eastmans for 2 years now. Enjoy the magazine and finally got to hunt in Montana 2 years ago by Alzada on a private ranch. I shot a 8pt whitetail and my brother shot a nice muley. Being from Wisconsin, I have always wanted to hunt out west but always waited for people to commit or tried to find someone to go with. Done with that. The rancher in Montana said the deer numbers are down on his land and advised us to find a different spot. This was nice of him since he could have just taken our $ and said too bad. I would love to do a antelope/muley combo hunt in Wyoming. My question is should I contact a landowner off of Wyoming's deer/antelope list and pay a trespass fee for a ranch with both species. I am definitely going to start putting in for preference points in Wyoming. Or I would like to try the block management in South east Montana for deer only and try antelope another time. A good chance I will be going by myself this fall. I know the rut is the best time for muleys, but it is during our gun season for whitetails.

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    Welcome to the form! From what I have herd deer and antelope are down alot on most of eastern MT. Weather you go on public or private really depends on what type of hunt you are looking for, how much you want to spend, ect.

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    It was a lot of fun hunting the plains of eastern Montana so something with that terrain I guess. We paid $1500 each for that , which included lodging. I dont know what landowner in Wyoming typically charge. Should I just start calling them and asking prices. I guess I don't know how to go about it. A lot different hunting then what we have in Wisconsin, but a lot of fun.

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    I really liked hunting eastern MT too but then they raised the prices and the deer and antelope numbers went down so I havent been back for a while. Im sure there good places in WY but Im not sure what the best way to find them would be.

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    Yes, call the wyoming fish and game offices in the areas you can draw w/o preference points and get the landowner list and start calling...most of those areas will be in eastern wyoming from top to bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 30Hart View Post
    Yes, call the wyoming fish and game offices in the areas you can draw w/o preference points and get the landowner list and start calling...most of those areas will be in eastern wyoming from top to bottom.
    ***Agreed, and I'd add that many of the ranches that have antelope access fees are strictly that. To do what you are talking about for both species with no PPs the way many places are now leased out, you may end up dealing with an outfitter and then you're talking a good chunk of change for a fully outfitted hunt.

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    Also another question. Are hunters only allowed to buy one buck antelope tag or can you buy more if they are available? I tried looking this up, but don't really see any answers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky19 View Post
    Also another question. Are hunters only allowed to buy one buck antelope tag or can you buy more if they are available? I tried looking this up, but don't really see any answers.
    Your allowed to draw one buck antelope tag. Certain areas you are allowed to purchase another buck antelope tag if there are leftovers, these are usually in areas with lots of private land with access issues.

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    Would it be too early to call landowners this time of year? I don't want to bother the people. I tried getting hold of the biologist in Gillette or another city last spring and she was really busy so I didn't want to bother her. I was also thinking about getting a antelope tag and trying it for a few days in Wyoming and then going up to eastern Montana and hunting deer for a couple of days for the opener. I really don't know how much to put on my plate. A lot of good advice on this forum. I never realized it existed until a couple of days ago. I don't know how much I can help other people being from Wisconsin, but I will throw in my two cents worth if I have any experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky19 View Post
    Would it be too early to call landowners this time of year? I don't want to bother the people. I tried getting hold of the biologist in Gillette or another city last spring and she was really busy so I didn't want to bother her. I was also thinking about getting a antelope tag and trying it for a few days in Wyoming and then going up to eastern Montana and hunting deer for a couple of days for the opener. I really don't know how much to put on my plate. A lot of good advice on this forum. I never realized it existed until a couple of days ago. I don't know how much I can help other people being from Wisconsin, but I will throw in my two cents worth if I have any experience.
    If you wanted to you could apply for a eastern WY antelope unit, they usually have limited access to public land but if you hunt later in the season it is less crowded. You just have to put a lot of miles on your truck and boots in thee units and purchase a good GPS with a chip to show private vs public.

    Since MT season is so long, you could hunt the later WY antelope season and then head up to MT.

    Some of those trespass fees are crazy, you are actually better off paying a outfitter IMO. $1,500-$2,000 will get you a 3 day antelope hunt with a good outfitter, I seen some antelope trespass fees for $1,000.

    Its really all about what you want...do you want to kill or hunt? Are you limited on time or not?

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