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    I may be real wrong, but I bet that most hunters are real happy if they kill a high 70's inch scoring buck and that also goes for the blue chip areas. Most can't keep their finger off the trigger or spend the days and time need to kill an 82 inch buck. Been there myself and seen more that a few others shoot a decent buck that was close to their rig or road. The poster didn't really say what caliber of buck he was looking for. I've been in a few areas that were not even green chip and found a few that would make most happy, especially a NR with limited time and knowledge of the area. Just my observations from the last 3 seasons hunting antelope in WY.
    So where to spend 4 or 5 points is a moot point if your not looking for > 82 in buck.

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    This thread is a little confusing being from 2 different years and 2 guys asking similar questions. lol. I have herd numbers are down from a few sources but in the 2 different units I hunted the last 2 years I saw lots of antelope in both and killed 2 antelope most hunters would be very happy with. Most units in WY hold decent antelope numbers and IMO the biggest issue or factor for the DIY public land hunter is public land and access to it. If you are truly looking for a B&C+ buck it might be best to hold out for 1 of the units known for producing that caliber of buck but other wise with 3-5 points you can draw a unit you can have a very good hunt in. I would apply for the unit with the best access/public land you have the points to draw and go for it! If you are in a unit with a high %of public land and good access its pretty hard to have a bad antelope hunt in WY.

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    Here I am three years later from when I started this thread, now I have 7 preference points. still don't know what to do. I still don't think I can drop the top units.

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    goathunter, I would not waste your time waiting any further. The ROI will be low from here on for you. I'd just pick a unit bordering the Red Desert area and go for it. Also, the way states are these days, you will risk losing value by some point cheapening scheme if holding out any further.

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    I agree quit building points and go hunt! Tons of fun. I'd antelope hunt every year in Wyoming if I could.


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    Quote Originally Posted by goathunter View Post
    Here I am three years later from when I started this thread, now I have 7 preference points. still don't know what to do. I still don't think I can drop the top units.

    Hoarder......
    Try unit 16 lots of good goats

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    Quote Originally Posted by goathunter View Post
    Here I am three years later from when I started this thread, now I have 7 preference points. still don't know what to do. I still don't think I can drop the top units.
    There are probably better units but I had a blast last year in area 73 I was hunting area 120 elk and decided to split my antelope preference with my two boys so they could come with. Lots of goats and season starts Sept 15th. We all shot above average bucks but we were not being extremely selective as I was really there to hunt elk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan maule View Post
    There are probably better units but I had a blast last year in area 73 I was hunting area 120 elk and decided to split my antelope preference with my two boys so they could come with. Lots of goats and season starts Sept 15th. We all shot above average bucks but we were not being extremely selective as I was really there to hunt elk.
    How'd you do on elk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kesand72 View Post
    How'd you do on elk?
    My brother shot a 270" 6x6 and I choked on a bull that was very simular.

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    I was 2 behind Max points for lope,deer and elk. never gonna get a top tier hunt. So I cashed in lope in 2014 maybee deer this year and elk next. Iv'e killed 2 bulls over 330 here in AZ. so its hard to get to excited over mediocre hunt units. Unless some one can tell me where to go with 7 points I currently have. I gotta buy points if I dont hunt this year cause I didn't last year and don't wanna lose em..........BOB

 

 

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