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Wyoming Deer and Antelope draw
« on: May 06, 2022, 07:22:19 AM »
Deadline is coming up, I can't believe how even the antelope draw odds have changed.  What use to take us 3pts to draw is now over 10 pts.  Forget the red desert areas.  I drool over the resident odds, whether MT, WY, or Idaho.  These states take care of their residents and the non resident hunting opportunities are not only getting expense but odds are slowly putting an end to it. 
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Re: Wyoming Deer and Antelope draw
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2022, 09:16:08 AM »
You can thank technology, sportsman & outdoor channels, hunting podcasts, OnX and other mapping software,  Go-Hunt and all the other same kinds of services, tag services that apply for you, and a bunch of other things that have spoon-fed people that would have never done the work themselves.  If you used to do all your own research and plan your own hunts then you have seen everything go in the toilet the last 5 years as all of these things have evolved.  Everyone is trying to make a buck off of the industry and in the end it will be its demise.
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Re: Wyoming Deer and Antelope draw
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2022, 09:54:24 AM »
WY has also seen some pretty drastic reduction in antelope tags in many areas due to herd sizes/winter kill, etc.  My old unit there doesn't even have the tag I used to get every other year or so.  Obviously this is in addition to more people applying.

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Re: Wyoming Deer and Antelope draw
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2022, 02:42:00 PM »
Yea those Idaho pronghorn odds are great for residents, anywhere from .1-3% for a rifle buck tag


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Re: Wyoming Deer and Antelope draw
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2022, 03:25:32 PM »
Yea those Idaho pronghorn odds are great for residents, anywhere from .1-3% for a rifle buck tag


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Sure are. Drew my first year applying and I will probably never draw again  :chuckle: :chuckle: :'(

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Re: Wyoming Deer and Antelope draw
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2022, 06:51:17 PM »
WY has also seen some pretty drastic reduction in antelope tags in many areas due to herd sizes/winter kill, etc.  My old unit there doesn't even have the tag I used to get every other year or so.  Obviously this is in addition to more people applying.
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Re: Wyoming Deer and Antelope draw
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2022, 07:54:12 AM »
We hunted antelope in 2018 in 17 and it was unreal.  We drew 3 tags each for 5 of us and filled them in 36 hours.  We drew again in 21 but only buck tags for 17 and each had a doe tag for 15.  It was slim pickings for a few reasons.  Biggest reason was the drastic cut in state land and landowner access.  17 is a huge unit and most of the areas you can hunt are small enough you can see the whole plot from the road.  The other reason was the drought.  Every 5-8 years the weather stays dry which dry's up the watering holes and once water has receded past a certain point a dormant gnat is exposed which hatches.  When the pronghorn and white tail go to water the gnat flies into their ear canal and kills the animal inside of 48 hours.  Once rancher we talked to removed 3 dozen animals from his creek bottom area because of this and we walked past a ton of bones left in the wake of the gnat.  We filled our 6 of 10 tags.  5 bucks in 17.  I was fortunate enough to have private property to hunt in 15 and got lucky to fill my doe tag while mule deer doe hunting.  The draw odds will go up in a few years once the kill recovery takes place providing no drought takes place again.

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Re: Wyoming Deer and Antelope draw
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2022, 10:59:57 AM »
Wonder how much creep the tag cuts will add to point creep. Hoping to cash antelope points with my sons this year & we have a 1 point buffer for the 100% line of last years draw odds in the unit were applying for.😬

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Re: Wyoming Deer and Antelope draw
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2022, 12:10:09 PM »
We hunted 42 for buck and 43 for does in 2020
we hunted does hard for 4 days. Only took 1 shot each at a doe. filled 2 tags and left 2 tags unfilled. very few animals  :'(

We then hunted 2 days for bucks. 1 shot opportunity equaled 1 punched tags and 1 tag unfilled. we did pass on a chip shot on yearling buck


43 had 1,300 tags in 2020. this year they have 375  :yike:
42 had 850 tags in 2020. this year they have 250

the past couple years have been rough for antelope

Good luck to those that apply. I don't think there will be point creep this year. It is gonna leap up a couple points for some units  :bash:

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Re: Wyoming Deer and Antelope draw
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2022, 02:43:12 PM »
Just put in for Deer and Antelope today and hopefully will draw one of them or both.

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Re: Wyoming Deer and Antelope draw
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2022, 02:49:01 PM »
I wonder if gas prices are going to level any of this "point leap" out.  COVID put more people in the field.  $5 a gallon might reset things a little. 
I have to agree with the comment regarding everyone and their dog making a living by telling us all how to draw hunts in other states; it's making every tag an OIL tag...
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Re: Wyoming Deer and Antelope draw
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2022, 03:15:51 PM »
I don't think the impact will be too much I'm sorry to say.  Tags are getting tougher and tougher to draw across the west, Wyoming antelope used to much easier. 

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Re: Wyoming Deer and Antelope draw
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2022, 03:18:53 PM »
I have to agree with the comment regarding everyone and their dog making a living by telling us all how to draw hunts in other states; it's making every tag an OIL tag...

That is so true. 

Then again, I'm probably a part of the problem :chuckle:

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Re: Wyoming Deer and Antelope draw
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2022, 09:17:02 PM »
Im hoping to draw G this year and if I do I will consider it a OIL hunt. Unless I become a resident.
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Re: Wyoming Deer and Antelope draw
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2022, 03:02:15 PM »
Im hoping to draw G this year and if I do I will consider it a OIL hunt. Unless I become a resident.

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