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Old 03-01-2016, 08:23 AM
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Default Looking for ANY input on a WY hunt...

I really wanted to get after an elk before my 50th birthday (next year) but I am just not sure that's going to happen... but I'm not giving up. yet.

In the meantime I got a wild hair up my @$$ and thought it would be fun to go shoot an antelope in WY this fall!

CONS - I have ZERO points, ZERO idea of where to go, and I'm not rich!

PROS - I am in good enough shape to grind it out passed a lot of the public land "park-and-shoot" gang. I can consistently put my bullet where it needs to go at 300+ yards (accounting for conditions).

I guess What I am looking for (and I have already begun scouring the web), is any first hand experience with public units for goats in WY that the public can actually access!?

I know there are lots of public/BLM areas that are land-locked, and there are sometimes ranchers that will allow a trespass etc, but I would rather the door-knocking for permission be a last resort.

In a perfect scenario, I could find a LARGE chunk of public ground that has goats, where I can ditch the truck, and walk way in, nab a goat or two, and pack em out.

I am 100% fine with Doe only as I am just a meat hunter.

I'm also good with specials or buying points or whatever I have to do in order to make it happen this fall! I ain't getting any younger!

Hell as far as THAT goes.... I only picked goats because the doe tags were so cheap! I'll shoot anything that has meat on it!

Thanks for ANY insight!!!

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Old 03-01-2016, 08:25 AM
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I do doe antelope over by the Farson area every once in awhile. tags are usually easy to get and it is almost all BLM land so you can hunt just about anywhere.
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Old 03-01-2016, 08:40 AM
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I am SO glad you chimed in!! In fact I almost called you out in the title!

I have always respected your knowledge and intelligent input on here! Thank you so much!

I will start researching with this in mind.

* Not to say that the input from others is any less valuable!

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I do doe antelope over by the Farson area every once in awhile. tags are usually easy to get and it is almost all BLM land so you can hunt just about anywhere.
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Old 03-01-2016, 08:46 AM
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If you look around Farson, look slightly to the east. Farson is a little bitty town north of Rock Springs. I go about 18 miles east of Farson and then turn north on a BLM road. I don't have my maps in TX with me or I'd give you the road number. I go north about 6 miles and the road forks. I take the east fork and hunt back there. If my memory is right there is exactly one small ranch in the area and everything else for 30-40 miles in any direction is mostly BLM. Lots of prairie goats and sage grouse in the area. Last time I was up there we filled 5 tags in an afternoon and following morning hunt.
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Old 03-01-2016, 09:14 AM
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That's it?! I was kind of hoping for something a little more specific!!
HA HA HA Thank you SO much!

* I was stationed in TX (Hood) for many years!




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If you look around Farson, look slightly to the east. Farson is a little bitty town north of Rock Springs. I go about 18 miles east of Farson and then turn north on a BLM road. I don't have my maps in TX with me or I'd give you the road number. I go north about 6 miles and the road forks. I take the east fork and hunt back there. If my memory is right there is exactly one small ranch in the area and everything else for 30-40 miles in any direction is mostly BLM. Lots of prairie goats and sage grouse in the area. Last time I was up there we filled 5 tags in an afternoon and following morning hunt.
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Old 03-01-2016, 10:05 AM
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That entire area where flags is talking about is now impossible to get a tag for a buck without preference points and the doe tags also have a very slim chance of drawing with the number of tags being issued compared to the number of people applying. I'll send you a PM of a unit up north where you can buy up to 2 leftover buck tags and 4 doe tags very year and right where to go for exactly the type of hunt you want to do.
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Old 03-01-2016, 10:29 AM
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Default I really cant thank you guys enough!

This is like offering up your secret fishing hole or your morel mushroom location! ... it just doesn't happen, and it goes WAY above and beyond what I expected!

You guys are an awesome group! If you ever get through KS, drop me a line!


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Originally Posted by Topgun 3006 View Post
That entire area where flags is talking about is now impossible to get a tag for a buck without preference points and the doe tags also have a very slim chance of drawing with the number of tags being issued compared to the number of people applying. I'll send you a PM of a unit up north where you can buy up to 2 leftover buck tags and 4 doe tags very year and right where to go for exactly the type of hunt you want to do.
That's too bad. Last time I hunted there was about 5 years ago and tags were easy to come by and there were very few hunters. But, things change over time. I have 4 preference points for WY that I'll probably cash in next year for a good buck.
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Old 03-01-2016, 12:49 PM
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I am just going on a camping trip with my .270, and hoping to see a speed goat

Can't be disappointed!
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Old 03-01-2016, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by BIG DONNIE BRASCO View Post
I am just going on a camping trip with my .270, and hoping to see a speed goat

Can't be disappointed!
In Wy it isn't too difficult to see a prairie goat and have one jump in front of your bullet. I've filled every goat tag I ever had there.
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