I've gained a new contact in Weld Co., CO who says he ranches there and there is a decent population of goats. It appears the archery license, although a bit pricey ($376) are over the counter. Weld Co. is in in the northeast corner of CO - apparently closest large town is Greeley. Can anyone provide feedback for this area. Reasonable chance at success if I make the 1,000 from Indiana ?
Thanks in advance
East of 25, is mostly if not all draw although you may be able to get a voucher from said ranch.
West is OTC.
Chance of success? Depends if we getthe ever present 2 days prior floods like we see most years in that area.
There is alot of water in Weld County, so the property is key. Lack of terrain features is also a negative. If you drive out the first week and we get rain, call it a loss, get a fishing license and enjoy Colorado. That, or make sure you have a 100 yd pin (kidding on that one).
Better places to hunt by far.
Try it out, there is always a fishing license.
The 2 creeks in that area are Coal Cr & Crow Cr. There is also some public access near Hwy 14.
I dumped my Antelope PPs this year across the road of there in 87.
Good Luck if you go, you'll need it
There are a few antelope in that hwy 392 corridor but not a terrible amount...
Pm me your number and I can text you some more info, if it is a ranch I frequent I can even keep an eye out for you and keep you posted...
If I drive from Indiana I'd like to take an antelope - and I'd really like to put my friend on a goat since he's never shot one. Any info you can pass along will really be appreciated. Once of the reasons I am researching Colorado is because of the over the counter license. I don't have any preference points so drawing in Wyoming or other states I assum would be tough. I thought about South Dakota but I've heard the past winters have decimated the herds. I hunted around Belle Fourche years ago and killed a 14" inch goat but the landowner moved in to town and sold the hunting rights to an outfitter.
So . . . . . . . any info you can provide will really be appreciated.
Thanks in advance
Then a bunch of oil rig stuff came in and antelope moved away
Crow creek does have a lot of water lately, most of the antelope that I see are not on his property but up on the ag fields...
There are other units with better public access IMO, if you put your eggs in that one basket you might be disappointed...
If the name of the game is waterhole, you want a place that is dry, real dry. You want a place where the shoreline of the pond is beat down with tracks. If I don't see that these days, I don't have the will to sit days on end watching antelope water in other locations.
I don't remember if you mentioned how long you will be out, but another thing to keep in mind is your blind. Putting a blind up same day for me out East just hasn't worked. They need time to "Soak". Trust me, there is nothing worse than sitting in a blind getting cooked to have a buck see it from a hundred yards away, and walk off.
I'm a resident, and have options and I too will be out that way this summer looking around, but I will turn my tag back instantly if we get big rains prior to the season.
Send me a PM and I can fill you in on what I know. I've been hunting out there since 2001. Go Trump!