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WY points
« on: October 17, 2017, 08:13:17 AM »
are due to be purchased by the end of the month.  Just a heads up

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Re: WY points
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2017, 08:19:49 AM »
Yea, I needed to purchase my deer points.  I did it yesterday.  That gives me 5... 
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Re: WY points
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2017, 08:24:32 AM »
believe it or not, I just bought my first deer point.  With hunting the way it is in this state, I decided to start the point game again in other states.   I have 14 moose and 12 sheep, so I am well invested in that game.  about the time my girls are done with soccer, Ill be good to go with moose.   Probably just wasting my money on sheep, but maybe when I am 70....

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Re: WY points
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2017, 08:31:24 AM »
I don't buy sheep.  That is like flushing money down the toilet for me.   Moose yes,  I am a DYI hunter so the Deer, speedgoat and elk are really what I am targeting.   I talked to Wyoming F&G and read in Easton Hunting Journal that Wyoming has 38% of the people with max points.  So one has to as themselves to be selective.
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Re: WY points
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2017, 08:42:58 AM »
Iím right in the dead zone on sheep.   I have invested too much to walk away, but not enough to have a chance.   Looking at all those that just started the game, and shake my head.  Thatís the preference point system for you.   

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Re: WY points
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2017, 08:52:51 AM »
I’m right in the dead zone on sheep.   I have invested too much to walk away, but not enough to have a chance.   Looking at all those that just started the game, and shake my head.  That’s the preference point system for you.   
I argued against the point system in Wyoming, which when first started was for moose and sheep only, and 100% went to max points - at least they improved it somewhat with the random.  I was in at the beginning as a resident, drew sheep in 1998 with 4 points and 1 in 8 odds, bull moose in 2000 with 6 points and 1 in 2 odds - and was surprised that year with a mountain goat as well, which is purely random and OIL with 256:1 odds. 
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: WY points
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2017, 08:56:52 AM »
I gave up on the OIL tags when the price for points increased several year ago. Elk, deer, and antelope points only now.
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Re: WY points
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2017, 09:07:17 AM »
5 points across the board for me (deer, elk, lope) I am thinking about starting to put in for lope next year, deer in the next few years then elk after that. Wishful thinking but hoping that by the time I get to elk draws I will have built up a few lope points again and can rotate my application timeline
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Re: WY points
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2017, 09:54:33 AM »
5 points across the board for me (deer, elk, lope) I am thinking about starting to put in for lope next year, deer in the next few years then elk after that. Wishful thinking but hoping that by the time I get to elk draws I will have built up a few lope points again and can rotate my application timeline
There are antelope units you can draw with less than five points. In fact there are units you can hunt every year with no points, or draw them as a second choice so you can continue to build points.

I've only skipped one year of hunting Wyoming antelope since 2005.



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Re: WY points
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2017, 10:22:41 AM »
One less of max for elk, I think I'll start buying the deer.  How many deer points does it take to draw in a trophy unit? 
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Re: WY points
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2017, 10:57:56 AM »
I've got loads of Wyoming points and will start using them in 2018.

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Re: WY points
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2017, 12:13:41 PM »
I've got loads of Wyoming points and will start using them in 2018.
I'll have 9...where should we go?

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Re: WY points
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2017, 01:40:57 PM »
Whitetails or mule deer, low elevation late hunts or early timberline hunts or resident deer that don't migrate, potential for big bucks or lots of nice bucks, outfitted in wilderness or DIY, backpack or truck camps, private ranch or public land ... choices, choices, choices. 
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: WY points
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2017, 01:57:31 PM »
Whitetails or mule deer, low elevation late hunts or early timberline hunts or resident deer that don't migrate, potential for big bucks or lots of nice bucks, outfitted in wilderness or DIY, backpack or truck camps, private ranch or public land ... choices, choices, choices.

When you decide, let me know and I will start packing  :chuckle:
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Re: WY points
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2017, 04:49:03 PM »
Whitetails or mule deer, low elevation late hunts or early timberline hunts or resident deer that don't migrate, potential for big bucks or lots of nice bucks, outfitted in wilderness or DIY, backpack or truck camps, private ranch or public land ... choices, choices, choices.

When you decide, let me know and I will start packing  :chuckle:

I know a region with lots of great areas to hunt that guys have been regularly drawing as a second choice. It's a general unit.

All of what @doublelung said is correct.... all of it... and the great thing, the deer don't migrate  :yike:
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