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#3141594 - 01/27/13 06:48 PM Wyoming Antelope and Mule Deer
BAMA BOW MERKER
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Making my first trip out west next fall. Any helpful tips would be appreciated. I'm a rookie outside of the Southeast and don't know what to expect. Im pretty pumped, and wanna make the best of my opportunity.
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#3141782 - 01/27/13 09:04 PM Re: Wyoming Antelope and Mule Deer [Re: BAMA BOW MERKER]
Chaneylake
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will you be camping?
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#3141854 - 01/27/13 09:50 PM Re: Wyoming Antelope and Mule Deer [Re: Chaneylake]
Deer Assassin
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good luck
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#3141897 - 01/27/13 10:29 PM Re: Wyoming Antelope and Mule Deer [Re: Deer Assassin]
chip
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What areas are you putting in for ? We went in 2011 for muledeer and antelope .
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#3141967 - 01/28/13 04:01 AM Re: Wyoming Antelope and Mule Deer [Re: chip]
tickweed
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You will have a lot of fun. On antelope, dont shoot the first legal buck you see, believe me , you'll see several.Look for a nice one. Some nice mulies also, however not sure which part of state you are hunting. Good luck
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#3142039 - 01/28/13 06:42 AM Re: Wyoming Antelope and Mule Deer [Re: tickweed]
DaveB
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Better be in good shape. All the TV, books, and Magazines ain't joking. Find a long set of stairs or steep hill and start going up and down until you can do it with a full pack.
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#3142078 - 01/28/13 07:52 AM Re: Wyoming Antelope and Mule Deer [Re: DaveB]
Sako
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Get in shape... you will be glad you did...

Lots of other advice but really need more details of the hunt....

One thing for sure... you will have a blast.
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#3142114 - 01/28/13 08:26 AM Re: Wyoming Antelope and Mule Deer [Re: Sako]
Cache
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I went out there last year with my father in law who has gone for the past 20 years. We left 6 days before our hunt and went to Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, and Cody, Wyoming. If you have the time and money I would definently recommend it. Probably the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen. We also drove up to Billings Montana and went to Cabelas. We hunted in Rozette and were only there for 2 days which was enough time for everyone to fill tags. I'll see if I can dig up some pics
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#3142124 - 01/28/13 08:33 AM Re: Wyoming Antelope and Mule Deer [Re: Cache]
Cache
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Grand Tetons near Jackson Hole

Also stopped by Rushmore on the way home

If your not used to taking 200+ yard shots start practicing all the animals we killed were 200-300 yards
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#3142133 - 01/28/13 08:46 AM Re: Wyoming Antelope and Mule Deer [Re: Cache]
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Mud Dauber
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when the antelope season opens on Oct 1, id that any weapon?
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#3142152 - 01/28/13 09:00 AM Re: Wyoming Antelope and Mule Deer [Re: Poser]
trealtree
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
when the antelope season opens on Oct 1, id that any weapon?


Depends on where you hunt, each unit sometimes has a different opening date.
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#3142169 - 01/28/13 09:12 AM Re: Wyoming Antelope and Mule Deer [Re: trealtree]
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Mud Dauber
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 Originally Posted By: trealtree
 Originally Posted By: Poser
when the antelope season opens on Oct 1, id that any weapon?


Depends on where you hunt, each unit sometimes has a different opening date.


Ok, but is the Antelope season, once it is open, any weapon? I looked at the WY regs and I did not see any weapon restrictions listed.
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#3142193 - 01/28/13 09:23 AM Re: Wyoming Antelope and Mule Deer [Re: Poser]
nate17
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Ive been to wyoming twice now.

Get ready to see a lot of deer, and dont pound the first 130" muley that walks by because he will look big if youve never seen one in person.

We always bow hunted. I would recommend carrying an extra lock on or 2 to save you from having to move and tweak stand locations more often than necessary.

We mostly hunted alfalfa bottoms and the deer sometimes will bed literally right off the field. So most evening stands will be close to to food source and most morning stands will probably have to be back off the field a ways to avoid tipping all your deer off.

Hard to pack so much information on here, but those are just a few quick hitters that came to mind for me.

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#3142376 - 01/28/13 11:54 AM Re: Wyoming Antelope and Mule Deer [Re: Poser]
trealtree
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
 Originally Posted By: trealtree
 Originally Posted By: Poser
when the antelope season opens on Oct 1, id that any weapon?


Depends on where you hunt, each unit sometimes has a different opening date.


Ok, but is the Antelope season, once it is open, any weapon? I looked at the WY regs and I did not see any weapon restrictions listed.


yes it's any legal weapon when open.
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#3142393 - 01/28/13 12:18 PM Re: Wyoming Antelope and Mule Deer [Re: trealtree]
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Mud Dauber
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 Originally Posted By: trealtree
 Originally Posted By: Poser
 Originally Posted By: trealtree
 Originally Posted By: Poser
when the antelope season opens on Oct 1, id that any weapon?


Depends on where you hunt, each unit sometimes has a different opening date.


Ok, but is the Antelope season, once it is open, any weapon? I looked at the WY regs and I did not see any weapon restrictions listed.


yes it's any legal weapon when open.


Cool. This is 100% on my radar. I did some climbing in the Wind River range back in the summer of 2002. I have been really itching to return ever since and a Antelope hunt sounds very enticing.
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#3142518 - 01/28/13 01:47 PM Re: Wyoming Antelope and Mule Deer [Re: Poser]
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I always advise getting in shape bvut for lopes and mulies, it may not be bad at all. The best hunting for goats is on relatively flat land. Mulies can vary. If it is a combination hunt, I suspect it will not be bad at all.

Where are you going and what time of year?

The advice on not shooting the first one you see may or may not be good. It would depend on what you see. If you are blind hunting for lopes, the first one you see may well be the one to shoot. If it is a guided hunt, just listen to your guide.

Much of WY is flat as a pancake. If you are bowhunting, a range finder is almost a must. This is pretty typical antelope country.

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#3142528 - 01/28/13 01:55 PM Re: Wyoming Antelope and Mule Deer [Re: Poser]
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Mud Dauber
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If I were looking to do this as backcountry and a DIY as possible, you think it would be feasible to arrange for pack horses just to pack me out? In other words, I'm intending to do, say, a 5 day hunt, could I arrange for pack animals to meet me at X on a certain day? If so, what do you expect that service would cost? ~$600-800?
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#3142599 - 01/28/13 02:54 PM Re: Wyoming Antelope and Mule Deer [Re: Poser]
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
If I were looking to do this as backcountry and a DIY as possible, you think it would be feasible to arrange for pack horses just to pack me out? In other words, I'm intending to do, say, a 5 day hunt, could I arrange for pack animals to meet me at X on a certain day? If so, what do you expect that service would cost? ~$600-800?


Here is how you get all the information you need. Call Jake Clark at 307/754-4820. Tell him I sent you. He can answer every question you have about the whole hunt.
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#3142973 - 01/28/13 07:35 PM Re: Wyoming Antelope and Mule Deer [Re: Poser]
BAMA BOW MERKER
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We are staying at a friends place in Atlantic City. We applied for areas 91,90, and 65. We will be gun hunting but il will also bring my bow in case the opportunity will be available. I appreciate all the help guys. I joined the gym last week so this is just one more motivation factor. I'll be running down speedgoats in no time!
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#3143082 - 01/28/13 08:47 PM Re: Wyoming Antelope and Mule Deer [Re: BAMA BOW MERKER]
chip
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1 Rangefinder is a must
2 Good set of binoculars the best you can afford 10x42 is a good size with a bino harness . I used mine all day every day I even forgot I had them on half the time .
3 A good spotting scope is a must to judge animals at long distance .
4 A good backpack or a pack frame . It's the only way to get an animal out of most places . Dragging a 300 lb muley is out of the question .
5 A small tarp or thick plastic to cut , cape and quater your animal on to keep it clean .
6 A bipod for your rifle and lots of practice at longer ranges .
7 Bring a good camera and video camera lots of beautiful country .
8 Buy doe antelope tags the meat is excellent . Skin , quarter and put on ice asap and don't let the hair get on the meat .
9 Be patient behind your binoculars and spotting scope they can hide better than you think . We shot an antelpope at 500 yds and between us and him was a small little ditch . At the shot atleast ten muledeer jumped up and took off we had no clue they were there .

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#3143212 - 01/28/13 10:19 PM Re: Wyoming Antelope and Mule Deer [Re: chip]
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Water Water Water....drink at every chance. And as said get in the best shape you can...first little hill I tried to climb my thought was someone stole all the air. Took a few days to get used to the thin air, if possable go out a few days before your hunt to do just that.
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