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    Unit 83-type 1-Wy. Antelope

    Dear chief:are you going to hunt antelope in Wy. this year? Dave-ohio
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    Drew it myself. Can also smell the sage, and it will be a long 3 months. How many points did your daughter have. I had 6. I have not hunted 83, but have done a lot of research. A 75" goat is very obtainable (if one can hold out) as far as the ranches go, I know nothing of them, but from what I've read you don't need to hunt a ranch (pay a trespass fee) to shoot a good goat. Endless amounts of info on the net, and between the info and a couple maps and a call or 2 to the local warden and bio you should be able to pinpoint a couple good starting points. If you haven't already, download ONX maps on your phone. It will give you detailed info about where all private land is and who owns it. At least research it. I bought it for this trip. I have 3 particular places that I have researched and will spend my first day in one of them to at least start my hunt. I will not arrive until the 26th to avoid some of the crowds. If you guys are still there, I will at least give intel if you are in need. Will be staying in Thermopolis. Brother in law and I have 4 muley doe tags between us also.


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    No, I don't think its crazy to be hunting the opener. It is a very large unit, so the opening weekend guys will be spread out. We will actually be staying in a motel, and I drive a white f-150 ecoboost. I have not looked into the HMA you spoke of, but will at least look it up on the net.

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    I am going to be there on Oct. 1, I hunted the area about 6 yrs ago, doe tag. This will be my first time with a buck tag in my pocket, bringing my 9 yr old son with me. I would appreciate any help or advice you guys are willing to give.

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    Doug, I will still be there, and will monitor this site. Give me a shout, and I will help if I can.

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    thanks! I will keep in touch

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    Hunted the unit last year. Went 3 for 3 on decent bucks. It was my buddies first hunt out west, and going back out there for a deer hunt next year is all he talks about. He’s got the western hunting bug real bad.

    You guys will have a fun hunt. Plenty of critters to look at, and plenty of ground to chase them on.

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    Arrived today and spent it looking around getting a feel for the area. Saw several nice goats, but none I was willing to shoot the first day. Back at it in the am.

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    Hey Dave,
    I'm jealous and anxious to hear about your adventures! Good luck!
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    Well, I have had a blast. Passed on many pretty good bucks looking for the one. I had one that would fit the bill run to within 80 yds with a doe this evening. Jumped on my shooting sticks to wait for a shot, and his girlfriend ratted me out. They took off over a hill, and I hustled up a ridge to cut them off. As I eased around the ridge, I saw the doe at 130 yds standing and staring my direction, Damn busted again. I kept my head below the sage, and waited to see the buck. I spied him through the sage, and was ready for him to step out. He steps out and I shoot. He drops just like we all want to see. I was pretty stoked. I hustle to him, and I'm kicked in the balls. Not the same buck, not even close. Obviously nobody's fault but my own. Mistaken identity. Don't know where the dink came from or where the big one went. I just knew it was going to be him stepping out so I didn't bother to make sure while trying to see him through the sage. My partner and I filled our four muley doe tags yesterday and have had a blast. Seen many real good bucks that I passed on. I do thank God (and my wife) for the opportunity to hunt the Cowboy state, and I will again accumulate points in search of a trophy Antelope. I will just have to settle for amazing table fair and some really good memories. Until next time Wyoming. You have been a great host.

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