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#5508551 - 12/30/14 11:42 AM Hunting Wyoming?
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 5440
Loc: DFW
Guys,

I'm hoping to hunt in Wyoming this coming year and wanted to see if any of you guys have or do hunt there?

What do you hunt for? Elk? Mule deer? Moose? Pronghorn?

What type of perpetration do I need to make?

Any additional info would be appreciated...

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#5508609 - 12/30/14 12:19 PM Re: Hunting Wyoming? [Re: Deerhunter61]
dawaba Offline
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Registered: 10/22/06
Posts: 4200
Loc: Big Eddy Road, Noonday
How many preference points have you built up for each species in Wyoming? Based on those numbers, we can make some recommendations.

If you have no preference points at all, then your options are limited, especially if you are looking for a quality trophy hunt. However, there are some fun hunts all over Wyoming for mule deer/pronghorn combos. DIY can be a real crap shoot and frustrating, so I'd look at a guided hunt. I can recommend Beavertrap and Ross Adney out of Buffalo for deer/pronghorn combos. Yellow Creek and the Coy family do combos near Glenrock.
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#5508663 - 12/30/14 12:45 PM Re: Hunting Wyoming? [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 02/12/12
Posts: 1018
Loc: Plano, TX
I perfer a cow hunt, and will go with 2 tags to get a cow and a calf. My idea of a trophy hunt is a good looking dinner plate so it all depends on what you goal is. When going up for the hunt it's always good to get a antelope tag in a unit nearby if you can, OTC tags don't always work that way.

Agree 100% with Dawaba - use a guide. If you are driving all that way for a hunt you want to get the odds in your favor, a DIY could be very successful or a very long ride home, at least with a guide you have a better chance on better land.... Bring a good BLM map and a prairie-dog gun too for some fun.

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#5508702 - 12/30/14 01:09 PM Re: Hunting Wyoming? [Re: Deerhunter61]
sneakyfletch Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/08/13
Posts: 184
Loc: burleson
deerhunter ill send you a pm tonight my brother used to guide in wyoming we were just talking about what unit we will be putting in for.he still lives there so i get the low down.
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#5508793 - 12/30/14 01:55 PM Re: Hunting Wyoming? [Re: Deerhunter61]
Gillettehunter Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 12/28/14
Posts: 3
Loc: Wyoming
Moose and antelope are draw only. Moose will take a lot of years to build up the preference points necessary to draw a good area. I'm a resident and 2 short of max on moose. I have something like 18-19 points. One per year.
Many antelope units are undersubscribed. Means you can buy them over the counter after the draw. Some of those units have lots of private land with little access. Thus they have licenses left over. Some units never sell out because of access difficulties. The best units take some points to draw.
Elk and deer both have draw only units as well as general hunt units. The draw units usually have better kill rates. Less hunters to contend with. There are some good general hunt areas that you can hunt. Spend a few hours on the Wy game and fish web site. That will help you figure where hunter success is the best. Then start calling the F@G biologists to screen it down further. Good luck. Bruce

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#5509480 - 12/30/14 07:16 PM Re: Hunting Wyoming? [Re: Deerhunter61]
Deerhunter61 Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 5440
Loc: DFW
Guys,

Thanks for the info! No, I've never hunted there nor put in for a draw. A friend has been going for a few years and invited me to go this coming year.

Dawaba,

How difficult would it be to get a tag and get hooked up with beaver trap outfitters etc? I checked them out and it looks like it'd be a lot of fun!

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#5509710 - 12/30/14 09:10 PM Re: Hunting Wyoming? [Re: Deerhunter61]
dawaba Offline
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Registered: 10/22/06
Posts: 4200
Loc: Big Eddy Road, Noonday
Originally Posted By: Deerhunter61
Guys,

Thanks for the info! No, I've never hunted there nor put in for a draw. A friend has been going for a few years and invited me to go this coming year.

Dawaba,

How difficult would it be to get a tag and get hooked up with beaver trap outfitters etc? I checked them out and it looks like it'd be a lot of fun!


I hunted shiras moose with Ross. Nogales Prairie, another poster here on the THF, has also hunted moose with Beaver Trap. Those folks are highly recommended. But you will need lots of points to draw for moose.

I don't believe you need any points to hunt deer and antelope in their area. Call Ross Adney for the honest lowdown.
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#5509848 - 12/30/14 10:30 PM Re: Hunting Wyoming? [Re: Deerhunter61]
ParkCountyElkDestroyer Offline
Afroman

Registered: 01/31/10
Posts: 4190
My parents have a farm in Cody. I hunt Mulies, antelope, elk, and bear. Be ready for it to get cold and windy. Also get ready to build up preference points. I can vouch for the Cody area as having some hunting. We've never gotten whitetail tags but if you're looking for some huge whitetails the area is really good. Elk are hard to draw for but there are tons of them. Just learn he public land boundaries well and if you have a horse you will be set.














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#5512581 - 01/01/15 09:27 AM Re: Hunting Wyoming? [Re: Deerhunter61]
Deerhunter61 Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 5440
Loc: DFW
Wow! Those are some nice animals! Congrats! I think I might be a little long in the tooth to start working on building points to hunt moose though...

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#5512867 - 01/01/15 11:49 AM Re: Hunting Wyoming? [Re: Deerhunter61]
Pittstate Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 5177
Loc: NE/CO/KS/MO/OK
Pronghorn are the easiest to hunt on your own. If you cant do a 5 day hunt around Kaycee and don't get a goat, you were just too picky. Might now get a 70" or better goat, but there are plenty in the area.

My advice is to get a GPS with OnX Maps. It will show you all the boundaries and keep you out of trouble. The early gun season in Sept can be very nice out. Ride around the public land with spotting scope, find animal, play wind and stalk to 100 yards and harvest. Family been coming up here for 5 years and have tagged out every year. I am in the process of saving points for a trophy unit.

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#5515874 - 01/02/15 04:58 PM Re: Hunting Wyoming? [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 11/20/09
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Wow you have done very well! up
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