I'm in the same boat and I am interested on your perspective as wellCould you give me some tips. I am looking at going to wyoming this year for the first time. Hunted whitetail on east coast quite a bit, however never out west. Figured it would be a good practice run for some future elk hunts i am interested in. Still undecided on where to go or apply, but definitetly leaning towards archery season. Just sounds fun
Could you give me some tips. I am looking at going to wyoming this year for the first time. Hunted whitetail on east coast quite a bit, however never out west. Figured it would be a good practice run for some future elk hunts i am interested in. Still undecided on where to go or apply, but definitetly leaning towards archery season. Just sounds fun
Have to be careful on the map...i stumbled onto private land (a small spur that led to a large public land piece) and the ranch manager caught us. Great guy who ended up introducing us to the rancher who allowed us to hunt there every year. FYI we did tag out using bows.I've been looking into doing the same as the OP, I think this has what made me the most nervous about the whole deal. Will an app like OnX show the roads that you can drive on also or is it only for the land itself showing public vs private? I guess I should try one of the free trials.
there are some easy to draw options in wyoming, look at some units with later season dates those are much easier to draw. some units also have walk in access on private land that can hold good amounts of antelopeMe and a buddy have been talking about going out west for a long time. We're thinking about trying Wyoming or South Dakota for a diy antelope hunt. We have no preference whether it be with a bow, rifle, muzzleloader. I would prefer to kill a buck, but would be fine with a doe if a buck tag is too hard to get. My question is how would you go about this for a first time hunt? Are there states that offer otc licenses? Do you have to build up points? Etc. We aren't going to be picky, just looking to have fun and make some memories.. Thanks for any help
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My girlfriend and I are doing our first western hunt this fall as well. Montana 900 series archery. I've elk hunted in CO once, but that's it out west. We knew we wanted to bow hunt antelope, and we knew both of our schedules aligned for mid-August of this year. I have 6 WY points, but the 900 series tag is basically a sure-thing, and it gives us enough time where if we somehow don't draw, we have enough time to scramble and get a backup plan together (likely would be a WY doe tag). We just want to go!
They like to do that to limit access.We were driving down a road that looked good to go on the gps, looked good to go on county map, but it had a fence right up to the road and a cattle guard grate thing across the road and then a big no trespassing sign on each side of the road. It threw us for a loop. We called the non emergency number for the sheriff's office who confirmed that the road was definitely public and our county road map was up to date.