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    Wyoming Deer Unit 117

    Anyone got info or history on Wyoming Deer Unit 117? Biologist said Unit 119 was the best area in his region, but I don't have enough points to draw (according to last years statistics). With point creep, I'm just checking all options. Last week I thought point creep was like global warming just a figment of someone's imagination to justify their existence (as we recieved another 14"s of snow and the thermometer dropped to single digits), but this week I have realized point creep acutually is true and it's the black hole... Setting on 6 points feels like no mans land.... 2 years behind the point curve.

    I'm starting to think Idaho has the right idea on not implementing a preference point system, odds may be slim, but at least everyone has an opportunity to draw...

    Looks like we'll probably end up using 6 prefernce points to draw Region G, maybe not a bad option...

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    Seems like a lot of points to burn on a general tag. You could draw units 34 or 84. A good amount of land/access and a high success % for either unit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kesand72 View Post
    Seems like a lot of points to burn on a general tag. You could draw units 34 or 84. A good amount of land/access and a high success % for either unit!
    ***Region G took more than than 3PPs for a 100% draw last year and will probably take 4 this year, whereas the other two units took more like you mentioned. However, Region G is noted as the best area in Wyoming for a good chance at a trophy buck and it has a lot more area to hunt that going with any one LQ unit. Success rates is a rather last resort way to pick a place to hunt IMHO unless you're satisfied with killing any legal animal. If a guy is willing to get out and find the smaller pockets in Region G that hold good deer, he can get away from crowds even though it's a general tag area for the residents.

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    Thanks for the headsup on Units 34 and 84, hadn't really done much research on them. Checked them out on Google Earth, the terrain looks open, we want to do more of a higher elevation hunt I am pretty sure. Quite a quandry, but I do appreciate the feedback.

    Talked to more biologists and from what I am getting, the info in the MRS is accurate...

    Having a chance at a trophy buck is always one of the goals of a hunt, that being said, at my age the quality of the hunt is just as high on the priorty list. Don't get me wrong, I'm not just into backpacking, I want to shoot a decent buck if you know what I mean. It does seem that Region G offers the opportunity, if you are willing to work a little, to have a quality hunt in a beautiful setting.

    Beginning to ramble, I'll sign off for now, again thanks for the feedback...
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    If 84 is the unit Im thinking of its a checkerboard of public/private land and access is an issue. One of the biggest things to consider in WY is access IMO.

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    Ya, 84 is in the checkerboard with very limited access unless you go guided.

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    If you don't have max pts apply for region g. It's easy to kill a small buck in g and if you have good bino's and know how to use them you will have a chance at a 170+ buck.

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    We don't have max points and never will as stated before. Have drawn a good tag here in Idaho in 2011 and last year my grandson drew the same tag. We have experience with glassing and spotting and are not afraid to get off the beaten path... I'm pretty sure we will be applying for Region G early season.

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    My grandson's buck was a 30 in. wide old buck, not deep forks, but an awesome deer, these deer were shot 2 years apart in the same area. I shot mine on the last day of a 9 day hunt, missed a couple of deer which were much larger, great for Idaho...
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    Those are great deer. Real Nice!

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    There are two very nice bucks,congrats

 

 

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