View Full Version : Help!!! Want to kill a doe antelope...can't decipher or figure out Wyoming!

06-27-2011, 06:42 PM
Hey all!

Sounds like a lot of you really have Wyoming down. I am pretty knowledgeable about Colorado and thought I could figure out Wyoming pretty easily. However, this is turning into a difficult task.

I have been putting in for a Colorado buck tag for 10 years and still have a couple to wait. Anyways, I really want to buy a leftover reduced doe tag in Wyoming and put some meat in the freezer. With that said I am finding it real difficult to narrow down some areas and figure out where public access is good enough for it to be worth hunting. I would like an area close to the southern boarder as I go to school in Ft Collins, but Game and Fish is showing all those areas to have really difficult public access. What I am asking from you is just a place to start. I know these goats are known to run around like vermin but killing one has always seemed to evade me.

Can anyone here offer me some suggestions on where to begin my search? I am not looking for trophy bucks, just a doe or fawn for the freezer. I am certainly willing to put in some effort and hunt one, but I want a place that will be worthwhile to hunt. I got a late jump this year and missed the draw but info areas with good draw odds for a doe would be great as well.

Thank you for all of your help and if anyone needs some help with Colorado I will help you as best I can.

06-27-2011, 08:03 PM
I live in Laramie, from what i have been told, some of the landowners will let you on their property for free to kill a doe. Some will charge a $100 trespass fee. But there are some hunter management areas just west of town that allow access to private property, it explains how these work on the game and fish website. Call the game and fish office here in Laramie and I'm sure the warden can steer you in the right direction.

06-27-2011, 10:26 PM
Awesome! Thanks for the reply...I guess I now have direction!

06-29-2011, 10:41 AM
There are 2 HMU west of town here. If you get one, you cannot get the other. Be ready to grap the permission slip as soon as they come out as they may go quickly. The G&F website says that the Walkin and HMU site will be up on Friday so check them out. If you need someone to go out with you just let me know as I am pretty familiar with goats and that country. Good luck and let us know if you grap a couple of tags!

07-06-2011, 09:13 PM
area 62 is awesome for does.. right around rawlins. plus there is sooooo much public land there and what's not public, the landowners are awesome for letting you go :)

07-06-2011, 09:30 PM
Head North out of Laramie to the Shirley Basin. There's lots of public land over there, and it shouldn't be too hard to find some does. I used to hunt in area 48 while I was in college there.