WY antelope Unit 52-1 NR with 5 ppts? First timer.

Viper

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First time putting in for WY antelope. I've been researching for quite some time and it's kind of overwhelming choosing an area with decent public access and 5 points, not knowing the areas. Is there a decent chance this year, to draw unit 52-1 NR with an average of 5 ppts? (My brother and I will be applying together). We just want a good hunt with plenty of bucks to look over. We won't be very picky, just looking for a solid representative buck...70+ ? How about 52-2? The neighboring units look like a very slim chance of drawing. Any other suggestions? I realize tags are reduced this year, point creep, and talk of new rule changes, etc...hard to predict how the draw will pan out. Thank you for any input/experience.
 

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You won't be close in 052-1 in the regular draw. You have a small chance in the special for 052-1, but I wouldn't count on it.

However, you can always get lucky in the random draw!
 

conley417

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You won't be close in 052-1 in the regular draw. You have a small chance in the special for 052-1, but I wouldn't count on it.

However, you can always get lucky in the random draw!

He would have been 100% in the special last year with 5 points. So with point creep and reduced tags maybe less than 50% this year?
 
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Any other suggestions? NR with 5 ppts. If I am not drawn, am I awarded a pref point or do I still have to buy it? In AZ we are awarded a point when not drawn. Do you only loose points if drawn for your 1st choice?
 

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Any other suggestions? NR with 5 ppts. If I am not drawn, am I awarded a pref point or do I still have to buy it? In AZ we are awarded a point when not drawn. Do you only loose points if drawn for your 1st choice?
You have to buy a point after the draw. It opens 7/1 to buy points.

You don't lose your points unless you draw your 1st choice.
 

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Any other suggestions? NR with 5 ppts. If I am not drawn, am I awarded a pref point or do I still have to buy it? In AZ we are awarded a point when not drawn. Do you only loose points if drawn for your 1st choice?
You have better odds of drawing 52-2 and would mostly likely draw 52-2 special if you can afford the added cost. Hunting is restricted to the southern half the unit though.

The quota was reduced by 50 tags for 1 and 2 type hunts so 52-2 special is likely your best bet.
 
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