My buddy and I currently have 1 preference point and are thinking about using it to go on a hunt this coming fall. We have tentatively narrowed things down to 48(2) Special Draw, 91(1) Special Draw, and 83(1) Regular Draw. I understand that our draw odds at 91 would be pretty low, but not impossible according to the MRS.
We have never hunted antelope before (or anything out west for that matter) and are trying to pick a hunt with decent public access, good antelope numbers/sightings on the public land, and decent trophy potential (we would be happy with antelope in the lower to mid 70s, they don't need to be monsters but we want something we can put on the wall). We will probably not hunt opening weekend and plan to have 5 or 6 hunting days (probably Sunday to Saturday) a week or two into the season.
I would appreciate any advise regarding the current state of these units and recommendations between them.
I also wanted to try gather more information by calling biologists and any other resources available, but am not sure who to contact or where to start. I have only been able to find the phone numbers for Game and Fish Regional Offices.
Thanks a lot for any help. I am really excited to finally go on my first hunt out west.