Wyoming Antelope 73 or 32

Ghostrider6

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Evening all. A buddy and I are going to put in for an antelope hunt this year in Wyoming. It will be his first antelope hunt. We are going to put in for the special draw and we have 5 points averaged between us. I am looking at either 73 or 32 as my research so far shows that we have good odds at drawing them. Pending further point creep of course. We will base out of Casper. I am asking for thoughts and opinions of these two areas. Those who are familiar with them, would you recommend one over another? How are the herds so far this year? Effects of weather on them and lands? Any and all advice will be greatly appreciated.

GR6
 

Hilltop

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Evening all. A buddy and I are going to put in for an antelope hunt this year in Wyoming. It will be his first antelope hunt. We are going to put in for the special draw and we have 5 points averaged between us. I am looking at either 73 or 32 as my research so far shows that we have good odds at drawing them. Pending further point creep of course. We will base out of Casper. I am asking for thoughts and opinions of these two areas. Those who are familiar with them, would you recommend one over another? How are the herds so far this year? Effects of weather on them and lands? Any and all advice will be greatly appreciated.

GR6
I would wait another couple months before deciding. Winter is far from done out there and no quotas have been released yet.
 

Colorado Cowboy

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Hilltop is spot on. In the last couple of years there has been lots of change in some of the units. One I like to hunt had all the type 6 doe/fawn tags tags cancelled after they said there would some for the drawing. I had noticed for several years the amount of antelope had started to decline.
 
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Prerylyon

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Whichever one you can draw...lol

In all seriousness, solid advice has been shared; good luck.

When you come into town after roughing it on the BLM, Fort Caspar campground is a great place to spend a nite, get a hot shower and cleaned up!
 
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robsev

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I have hunted 73 for the last 10 years. I would like to give you some good advice, but last year was the worst I have seen for this unit. Numbers and buck quality were way down from previous years. Bad winter last year was not good for the herd in that area.
 

dan maule

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I have hunted 73 for the last 10 years. I would like to give you some good advice, but last year was the worst I have seen for this unit. Numbers and buck quality were way down from previous years. Bad winter last year was not good for the herd in that area.
That was my impression driving through the unit last year. I hunted the unit years ago and have traveled through it every couple years and last fall was the fewest animals I have seen there.
 
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I have hunted 73 for the last 10 years. I would like to give you some good advice, but last year was the worst I have seen for this unit. Numbers and buck quality were way down from previous years. Bad winter last year was not good for the herd in that area.
I have hunted 73 since 2016 and I agree with what your saying, I didn't see the amount of animals that I normally see there. I talked to Heather the biologist at a check point and she said they are starting to get the numbers down to where they would like to see it but than winter hit them pretty good from what I understand.
 
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Alpha Male

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i hunted 32 a couple years back and theres lots of public land and even some landowners that will let you hunt but if you go early and scout you can find a big one good luck whatever you decide
 
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Ghostrider6

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I have hunted 73 for the last 10 years. I would like to give you some good advice, but last year was the worst I have seen for this unit. Numbers and buck quality were way down from previous years. Bad winter last year was not good for the herd in that area.
That is what I was concerned about.

I have read the same on several different forums.

Thanks for the information.
 

Ghostrider6

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I really appreciate everyone's comments. After reading some more information here, TagHub, and elsewhere, how is it looking for areas 69, 71, and 72?