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Re: WY Antelope Cash In
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2021, 09:50:34 AM »
I'm in with 6 this year.  Eyeing a unit where most drew with less than 5 last year, but the tag cuts are making me nervous.  Might go even more conservative because I'd really like to go hunting this year.

I did not intend to acquire 6 points but I've gotten burned by point creep the couple previous times I've put in.  And gotten statistically unlucky in addition to the point creep.  My wife, on the other hand, has put in for moonshot random tags and drawn twice.  Go figure.

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Re: WY Antelope Cash In
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2021, 12:58:22 PM »
If you draw 72 you will see lots of bucks every day maybe even a big buck. Your kids will enjoy it. Antelope is one of my favorites to take my son on.( Hes 6 now and I have taken him on three antelope hunts)

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Re: WY Antelope Cash In
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2021, 12:33:40 PM »
Thanks for all the info.  I have decided to go in the special draw for 72.  I have OnX but would like to get map that shows public roads since it is a bit checkerboarded.  What is the best place to get a map with public/county roads? 

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Re: WY Antelope Cash In
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2021, 01:07:18 PM »
http://www.natrona.net/67/Road-Bridge

You can view a county map there.

There are several public sections off Poison Spider Road.

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Re: WY Antelope Cash In
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2021, 02:45:21 PM »
I'm cashing in my 7 points this year and from everything I have read, I'll probably be putting in for a 4 point unit just so we can avoid the point creep.
im in with 7 as well. Can't believe I'm antelope hunting instead of mule deer hunting in WY this year 🤦‍♂️  :chuckle:

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Re: WY Antelope Cash In
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2021, 09:48:34 AM »
I am also considering 73 as a first choice since it has a little better access.  Looking at all that numbers, 72 and 73 seem like very similar units.  73 has a little better access given there is more county roads in the unit but there is 1200 tags compared to the 700 tags for 72 which has fewer public roads for access.  With those who have been in these units would you consider it a coin toss between the two? 

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Re: WY Antelope Cash In
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2021, 10:46:27 AM »
Personally if I was ok with going special with 5pts I'd be looking at some better units. 77, 78, 79, or 80. Less hunters, more dirt, better trophy potential  :twocents:
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Re: WY Antelope Cash In
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2021, 11:52:57 AM »
I am also considering 73 as a first choice since it has a little better access.  Looking at all that numbers, 72 and 73 seem like very similar units.  73 has a little better access given there is more county roads in the unit but there is 1200 tags compared to the 700 tags for 72 which has fewer public roads for access.  With those who have been in these units would you consider it a coin toss between the two?
Between the two I would choose 73 over 72. There is more public and walk-in access.
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Re: WY Antelope Cash In
« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2021, 01:17:17 PM »
Thanks.  I was looking at 77-80 as well early on but our trip has use in the Casper area from the Sept. 14th-20th.  `Since I am introducing the boys to big game I would be happy with an average size buck.

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Re: WY Antelope Cash In
« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2021, 01:23:14 PM »
Thanks.  I was looking at 77-80 as well early on but our trip has use in the Casper area from the Sept. 14th-20th.  `Since I am introducing the boys to big game I would be happy with an average size buck.
I think you will have a lot of fun if you hunt 73. I've killed some nice bucks in it. Good luck.
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Re: WY Antelope Cash In
« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2021, 09:21:45 PM »
 After way too many hours on Gohunt, I have decided to do 73 also. I'm locked into the last week of September and this is the best looking option in that range.   The questions is should we do the special or roll the dice? I have 7 points and my partner has 6.
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Re: WY Antelope Cash In
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2021, 09:38:06 PM »
Id probably be considering special after the world reads about 73 on this forum  :chuckle: first rule of fight club is never talk about fight club  :chuckle:
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Re: WY Antelope Cash In
« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2021, 09:52:37 PM »
Id probably be considering special after the world reads about 73 on this forum  :chuckle: first rule of fight club is never talk about fight club  :chuckle:

Ya, kinda was thinking that as I was writing, but all the "secret" has been worn off this one..    :chuckle:
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Re: WY Antelope Cash In
« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2021, 08:09:01 AM »
Well now it is haha. But seriously, 73 got tags cut plus increased participation in all draws across the west.  Id be building in some serious cushion i.e. special or undershoot on points by 2 if my vacation is already on the calendar  :twocents:
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Re: WY Antelope Cash In
« Reply #29 on: May 20, 2021, 08:26:19 AM »
Unit 73 got quite popular about six or seven years ago when Eastman wrote about it. Before that it was possible to draw just about every year with a Special application and every other year with a standard application. Leftover doe/fawn licenses were also available every year. Times have changed.
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