[QUOTE=ScottR;105465]I have hunted both units, South of the interstate is easier hunting and better road access. Don't go opening week and it will be even better as most of the other NR hunters have headed home.
Sorry Scott! It just gets a little exasperating when you try to help someone and they won't listen to on the ground experience. My patience level at 67 years old just ain't what it used to be and it never was very good, LOL! You are also spot on in your comment regarding 23 access compared to 17, but the OP already made negative comments about thinking it wasn't any good, so I just kept my comments to 17.
I hunted 23 two years ago. I spent 3 days covering close to 10 miles on foot in the NW portion of 23 and never once seen an antelope, even spoke with the GW and he confirmed my experience. I did kill one in the southern portion of the unit on state land, 5 days of hunting hard and killed the only huntable buck I seen...PURE LUCK! It was a very rewarding hunt, but it became very stressful too after the 2nd day of not seeing anything on public land. Would I do it again? Maybe, but the only way I would buy the tag is if I was already out there for some other reason.
If you hunt 23 all I would hope for is that the numbers are back up on the public land.
I started my hunt 3 days after season opened, seen a few other antelope hunters but quit a few deer hunters.
Yes, he meant me and thanks for your comment! I sent him a quick PM explaining that I've had good chats back and forth with the OP trying to help him more and even gave him some coordinates to work with to stay out of trouble if he goes in 23. Then I got back a real nasty PM from KevinW and I immediately put him on Ignore and he will stay there because this isn't the first time he's made comments like that. He has a lot of nerve when he's stated on other threads that he's never even been on a hunt out west and I've been going dang near every year since 92.
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folks I have no idea what is going on but its getting childish for sure. TG and I started off on the wrong foot, however we have pm'd each other and smoothed it over, or so I thought. its obvious he is a very knowledgeable person regarding the info I was inquiring about. there has been no "nasty" pm from me to him. the ONLY thing said since my last "friendly" pm with TG was on another forum he posted a similar reply to one of my posts as he had earlier on here and I replied with a "lol" because I thought it was funny that he was on as many different sites as me. Its obvious im getting labeled as an "a$$" on here and that is totally wrong. that's the problem now of days with all this social media crap and forums. often times your true intent or the way you say something cannot be misunderstood. i'm just trying to get a hunt lined up for my son, not create drama on a dang talk forum.
oh, and I've never stated anywhere that I've never been out west. my "son" never has, another misunderstanding by mr. TG!
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