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    Not at all man, go for it. Ive been up there and seen 3 or 4 very nice deer at once and then again ive also seen nothing! Let me know what you do, horses would be a plus for this area!

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    Quote Originally Posted by islandlaker View Post
    Thanks for the advice TopGun some of your comments on this site and others have helped with the General Y decision. It is nice to know that the more northern regions of Y will have less pressure. Would you advise going up the mountains part way? All the way? Or stick to the prairies?

    Kidwinner 105/106 was another area I had been looking at. Am I selfish in wanting a spot to hunt with a chance at a decent 4x4 and not run into other hunters? I'm sure this is to much for a newbie to ask. It is to bad our ancestors allowed so much development in this nation.
    ***I'd start high in the NF if the weather allows and work my way down lower depending on what you're seeing and what the weather is doing.

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    MusketMan, we have no preference points. I was thinking of applying for R it looks like there is a lot of public land with a 50% chance of drawing. Then I could put Y as my second choice and looks almost a shoe in to get it as a second choice; at least according to last years results. Then for third pick M as that also looks like a guarantee.

    I love all the helpful hints I am getting. The research is a very fun process; nothing else to really do in northern Minnesota right now just to much snow and Walleye season just closed!

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    Stay away from Region M as there is not enough public land that holds enough deer to make a good hunt if you haven't been there a number of times to know where to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by islandlaker View Post
    MusketMan, we have no preference points. I was thinking of applying for R it looks like there is a lot of public land with a 50% chance of drawing. Then I could put Y as my second choice and looks almost a shoe in to get it as a second choice; at least according to last years results. Then for third pick M as that also looks like a guarantee.

    I love all the helpful hints I am getting. The research is a very fun process; nothing else to really do in northern Minnesota right now just to much snow and Walleye season just closed!
    Y has had leftover tags the last few years after the draw so you can easily draw it 2nd choice. I would apply for R first choice and Y 2nd choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by islandlaker View Post
    Thanks for all the advice so far guys. Doing some research I am leaning towards going in mid to end October in zone Y. Several sources have recommended that for a first timer. I am definitely interested in Mule deer over antelope. However, if there are any antelope doe tags available OTC I would be interested in that for some freezer meat. I will also be ordering that book on mule deer hunting tactics.
    If you take care of the antelope (shoot them when they're calm / cool down the meat immediately), they are far and away better than mule deer IMO. Cool looking mount, much easier hunt, and, on average, a fairly easy tag to draw if you're not out for a monster. I love muleys too, but if the timing doesn't work out for a deer hunt, you won't be disappointed chasing speed goats.

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    So the tentative plan right now is to apply for R as first choice and Y as second choice for Mule Deer. Leave Minnesota on 10/17 arrive sunrise in Wyoming on 10/18. Then hunt tell 10/24 leave the morning of 10/25. This is about as late in the month as we can make the trip as we have to do it over a weekend off. The hospital we work at wont let us all take a weekend off together. How does that sound to everyone? Again thanks, you guys rock!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topgun 30-06 View Post
    Stay away from Region M as there is not enough public land that holds enough deer to make a good hunt if you haven't been there a number of times to know where to go.
    Isn't M where you hunt deer?

    BTW: Here's a screen grab of unit 164 in Region M. Yellow/Blue = Public. White = Non-public. Better stay away from M. Not enough public land.
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    That looks like a big chunk of public land in M!!! Maybe I should put M as my 2nd choice in case we don't draw the LE unit we applied for.

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    Take it all with a grain of salt. There is tons of public land in WY but a lot of it is very difficult if not landlocked w private. All that yellow looks appetizing, but u may spend your entire hunt on one or 2 hillsides equivalent to a pinhead on that map


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