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WY Antelope Cash In
« on: May 06, 2021, 12:46:16 PM »
My boys (5 and 7) are finally old enough to tag along on a hunt so I have decided to cash in my WY antelope points.  I currently have 5 points and do not have a problem going into the special draw since we are already planning on being in the Grand Tetons the first half of the trip.  I have been looking into Unit 72 since I would have good odds in the regular draw but wanted to know if there are any other unit that one would recommend if they were taking out kids while still having a high potential for success.  I want this to been a great leaning experience for the boys so I am not planning on holding out and burning points waiting for monster. 

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Re: WY Antelope Cash In
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2021, 12:56:43 PM »
Look at the odds,tag numbers & amount of public ground in the unit. Killing an antelope in Wyoming is pretty much a guarantee if you can shoot straight & not looking for an 80”er

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Re: WY Antelope Cash In
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2021, 01:02:53 PM »
If you try and draw 72 regular with 5pts you won't draw. Id look elsewhere or go special. Even special may creep on you though. Between high demand and big tag cuts, id be looking at 3pt units :twocents:
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Re: WY Antelope Cash In
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2021, 01:15:28 PM »
If you try and draw 72 regular with 5pts you won't draw. Id look elsewhere or go special. Even special may creep on you though. Between high demand and big tag cuts, id be looking at 3pt units :twocents:
Thanks for the advise.  I was wondering about points creep this year in combo of the cuts and how similar the 2020 odds stated in their Hunt Planner compared to this year would be.  According to the 2020 odds you drew with 5 points for 72. 

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Re: WY Antelope Cash In
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2021, 01:40:39 PM »
Look at special, will open up lots of options.  You shouldn't have a problem finding and killing a good antelope in units you can draw with 5 points at all, even with your kids. 

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Re: WY Antelope Cash In
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2021, 01:41:16 PM »
If you try and draw 72 regular with 5pts you won't draw. Id look elsewhere or go special. Even special may creep on you though. Between high demand and big tag cuts, id be looking at 3pt units :twocents:

100% agree, point creep has been lately on many units and the tags cuts this year are going to really mix things up.  Good luck.

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Re: WY Antelope Cash In
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2021, 02:09:55 PM »
Here are 2020 draw odds:

https://wgfd.wyo.gov/Hunting/Drawing-Odds/2020-Drawing-Odds

In the 2020 preference points draw five points would have almost certain worked, and in the Special draw it took four points. Add another point for points creep and possibly more, although the proposal for 72 is to increase type 1 licenses from 600 to 700 this year so that helps.

I've hunted that unit before several times and enjoyed it. There is a fair amount of public land interspersed throughout. An ownership chip like onX is essential.  Good luck.
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Re: WY Antelope Cash In
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2021, 03:04:22 PM »
I tried looking for the project 2021 tag allocations for each unit but couldn't find anything on their website.  Where did you see that 72 is getting a tag increase?   

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Re: WY Antelope Cash In
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2021, 03:20:33 PM »
I tried looking for the project 2021 tag allocations for each unit but couldn't find anything on their website.  Where did you see that 72 is getting a tag increase?
https://wgfd.wyo.gov/WGFD/media/content/April_CH-5_Draft-3-22-2021-4.pdf
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Re: WY Antelope Cash In
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2021, 03:33:34 PM »
Thanks.

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Re: WY Antelope Cash In
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2021, 06:22:29 PM »
If you look the regs. are up for 2021 with the current numbers. The commission adopted the proposals but the governor has to do the final sign-off yet.

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Re: WY Antelope Cash In
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2021, 08:31:03 AM »
Just lurking here. :peep:  I'll have 5 points after I buy this summer.  Might cash mine in next year... :dunno:
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Re: WY Antelope Cash In
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2021, 10:16:51 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.
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Re: WY Antelope Cash In
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2021, 10:51:01 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 #14 on: May 08, 2021, 09:26:43 AM »
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:
Antelope hunting is better than hunting those big stinky elk at least


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