Antelope Hunting

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  1. jdb_77

    jdb_77 Newb

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    I was interested in going antelope hunting this year in Wyoming. I have never been antelope hunting before so it will be a new experience. Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated. Also if there is another state I should be looking at that let me know that too. Thank you.
     
  2. boonerville

    boonerville Die Hard Bowhunter

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    What kind of info are you looking for? I have hunted antelope in Wyoming twice, and am going again in 2018.
     
  3. No.6Hunter

    No.6Hunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Interested as well**

    Thinking about a Wyoming trip in 2019 but not sure what areas are the best to look at for archery.
     
  4. trial153

    trial153 Grizzled Veteran

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    Lope are about the easiest dyi trip you can pull off. Pull a unit with good access, google earth, couple of blinds and trail cams and your tags are full.
     
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    boonerville Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Some public lands in WY you are not allowed to put up blinds...depends on the unit.
     
  6. Taylor.S

    Taylor.S Weekend Warrior

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    How many points are needed for a good unit? I started last year getting preference points.
     
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  7. boonerville

    boonerville Die Hard Bowhunter

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    anything that you need at least 1 point to draw will give a pretty good hunt in my experience. It cuts way down on hunter traffic as opposed to units you can draw with zero points. I would find a unit with decent draw odds for the number of points you have, and put down a backup unit that is a guaranteed draw with your number of points.
     
  8. trial153

    trial153 Grizzled Veteran

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    Never had any issues. [​IMG]
     
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    You can draw some very good units with as little as one or two points.
     
  10. Taylor.S

    Taylor.S Weekend Warrior

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    Planning on a elk hunt this year so I will buy another preference point for WY antelope. So possibly 2019 or 2020 hunting with 2 or 3 points should get me a pretty good unit
     
  11. boonerville

    boonerville Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Interesting. Must have just been the Limited Entry Area I hunted. It came with a list of regs for that LEA when I drew it.
     
  12. trial153

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    We have set blinds up at water and killed lopes a few hours later. For the most part they aren’t blind shy.
     
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    Could have been a walk in area. They are private lands and sometimes have stipulations for use. No motorized access ect ect.
     
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    trial is correct, there aren't any blind restrictions on public lands.

    As for preference points, the preference point requirement is 100% a direct correlation to the amount of public land and public access in the unit. It truly has very little to do with the actual number or quality of the antelope (same applies for elk) in the hunt area. Because DIY guys want to know that they will have a place to hunt more of them apply for areas with lots of public land. There are a LOT of antelope to be killed in the areas that don't take any points to draw, it just takes a little more homework to fight your way around the private ground.
     
  15. Francis

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    Going to follow along here, really wanting to plan a hunt in the near future. Curious on the replies. I'm not sure why, but antelope are one of the top animals I want to harvest.
     
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