2021 WY Quality

go_deep

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Anybody have any updates on central Wyoming antelope? I head out on the 25th and I'm getting damn excited!
Populations down, no two ways about it, but while I was up there working for the week before labor day I seen some pretty good ones.
 
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accubond

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I talked with the game warden in unit 75 today and when I asked him about 75"+ goats he paused and said "there isn't many". I'm not expecting to see a lot of goats that size but his take on the trophy potential wasn't real rosy. There has to be a couple in that much country and I'm giving myself a week to find one and if I don't I will eat the tag as I've done so often in the past. Gonna have an awesome time whether I fill a tag or not as I'll be with great friends and we will be doing some fishing in and around Thermopolis as well. Thanks for the feedback and good luck to you all this fall.
 

Don K

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I talked with the game warden in unit 75 today and when I asked him about 75"+ goats he paused and said "there isn't many". I'm not expecting to see a lot of goats that size but his take on the trophy potential wasn't real rosy. There has to be a couple in that much country and I'm giving myself a week to find one and if I don't I will eat the tag as I've done so often in the past. Gonna have an awesome time whether I fill a tag or not as I'll be with great friends and we will be doing some fishing in and around Thermopolis as well. Thanks for the feedback and good luck to you all this fall.
Was he in the Dodge pickup? I saw one glassing me when I was stalking a buck in 67 on Thursday I wasn't far from 75. Seen him twice but he just drove on by (probably laughing about me ) :)
 

Hilltop

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Just saw an article about EHD killing deer and antelope in several areas of Wyoming. I think we are going to see further reductions next year. Looked like it was impacting the eastern half of the state mainly.
 

dan maule

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I literally just arrived in Casper, I drove across 90 to Gillette and south through Midwest to Casper. It’s been 4 years since I’ve made this drive and in my opinion the Antelope population seems to be at most 50% of what I remember. I really hope I am wrong. Did see some really good bucks though.
 
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accubond

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Was he in the Dodge pickup? I saw one glassing me when I was stalking a buck in 67 on Thursday I wasn't far from 75. Seen him twice but he just drove on by (probably laughing about me ) :)
I'm pretty sure he told me he drives a green Chevy so it must have been somebody else laughing at you;). How have things been looking in 67?
 

Don K

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I'm pretty sure he told me he drives a green Chevy so it must have been somebody else laughing at you;). How have things been looking in 67?
Fun, flustrating, ....fun, flustrating..... :)

Should have filled my tag but 2 inches to low.

Found this guy wonder if he was part of the EHD thing.... (this area isnt on the map though)




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Don K

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Nice buck and I hope it isn't EHD ! How has overall quality looked?
Im not sure how to compare it as this is my first time in the unit. I saw lots of bucks, most where low 70 type bucks, some younger ones, and I have seen 3 or 4 that where real nice. I thought the numbers where decent in certain parts of the unit. The big bucks where still all by themselves while the others where gathering the does up as the rut approaches. (thought that was kinda strange) Only a couple rattlers seen, not much pressure, and overall good hunt. Did get some bucks to come into my bow mounted decoy and actually missed the one when I was using it (miss judged the distance and excitement).
 
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