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Contributors to this thread:
huntinelk 11-Aug-17
otcWill 11-Aug-17
Scoot 11-Aug-17
Mainer 11-Aug-17
Zebrakiller 11-Aug-17
Brotsky 11-Aug-17
midwest 11-Aug-17
Jason Stafford 11-Aug-17
huntinelk 11-Aug-17
Deertick 11-Aug-17
LKH 11-Aug-17
cnelk 11-Aug-17
drycreek 12-Aug-17
Woods Walker 12-Aug-17
Stryker 13-Aug-17
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LKH 13-Aug-17
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From: huntinelk
11-Aug-17
My dad, my son and I are heading to WY tomorrow for an antelope hunt. We are doing a trespass fee, diy type hunt. I have looked the regs over, but I just wanted to verify we have all the necessary stamps to be legal. We have tags, conservation stamp and archery stamp, is there anything that we are missing?

Thanks

From: otcWill
11-Aug-17
You're all set. Good luck!

From: Scoot
11-Aug-17
You will also need a lot of water and a good camera. Good luck!!! I leave Sunday morning...

From: Mainer
11-Aug-17
Camera. Have a blast.

From: Zebrakiller
11-Aug-17
go get them

From: Brotsky
11-Aug-17
3 generations heading out on a hunt, it doesn't get much better than that! Just remember to have a good time and make a bunch of memories! Good luck boys!

From: midwest
11-Aug-17
You'll need an ORV permit if you're taking a quad.

11-Aug-17
Good luck.......enjoy wonderful Wyoming.

From: huntinelk
11-Aug-17
Is the orv permit necessary if we are on private land?

Thanks for the well wishes.

From: Deertick
11-Aug-17
No, not on private land; only public roads, as well as National Forest and BLM

From: LKH
11-Aug-17
If your ORV is licensed as highway legal in another state, do you need an ORV permit????

I thought all states had to recognize other states highway legal vehicles?????

From: cnelk
11-Aug-17
Yes you need a WY atv sticker if your atv is registered in another state. In fact the Wyoming atv permit was cheaper as a non res than it is for a resident in Colorado

From: drycreek
12-Aug-17
As Scoot said, lots of water.........for you ! Minimum amount for the goats though, makes for closer shots ! :-)

From: Woods Walker
12-Aug-17
Snake bite kit. ALWAYS had one when I lived there until the freeze hits. I was even issued one as part of my work supplies when I worked as a Range Conservationist for the old SCS. I used to hunt muleys in the canyons west of Chugwater and shake tails were always on my mind after the sun warmed things up.

If you do kill any snakes don't waste them...they aren't bad, tastes like chicken!

From: Stryker
13-Aug-17
What are we talking about on the snake bite kit. If it is the old cut and suck type all of the medical training out there does not ever recommend using this method as it can be more dangerous than the bite.

From: Woods Walker
13-Aug-17
That may be so, but if I was going to be an hour or more away from a hospital/doctor I darn sure would carry one if I were in poisonous snake country. I would NOT want to spend my last moments thinking..."Gee, I wonder if a snake bite kit would have helped?"

I would rather have it and have the option of not using it rather than needing it and not having that choice.

From: LKH
13-Aug-17
Before you load yourself up with anti-venom you should understand a few things about rattlesnakes. Most bites don't have venom. The snake actually controls whether or not it bites with venom. It's valuable and they don't waste it.

Injecting anti-venom is not without risks.

From: wytex
15-Aug-17
Might want a fishing license too.

From: newt
15-Aug-17
Game Bags and Shade! If you get them, get the hide off pronto and into a game bag in the shade and off the ground. You can keep them for two or three days that way if necessary. Any longer and better get them to a cooler at a game processor. Best wild game meat out there, so take care of it.

From: huntinelk
19-Aug-17
Thanks for all the comments and suggestions. It was a very fun trip with one antelope killed, a few passed up and a couple warning shots fired...no snakes encountered. We would really liked to stay a few more days, but for some reason PA thinks school should start in the middle of summer, Cody has to be home for school on Mon. I will post some pics from our trip to help pass some of the seat time on the way home.

From: huntinelk
19-Aug-17

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Truck stop breakfast after 20 hours of riding.

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19-Aug-17

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Setting up camp

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19-Aug-17

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Taking a break from setting up camp

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19-Aug-17

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Scouting from camp

From: huntinelk
19-Aug-17
The first day was rainy and cold, not much action. The second day was much better...

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19-Aug-17

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Good start to a blood trail...at the edge of the where he was drinking

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19-Aug-17

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Not too much of a blood trail challenge on this one

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19-Aug-17

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19-Aug-17

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Cody notching his first western big game tag.

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19-Aug-17

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Codys first western big game animal

From: huntinelk
19-Aug-17
Very nice goat, good mass and decent prongs. Any guesses on score?

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19-Aug-17

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Another angle

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19-Aug-17

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19-Aug-17

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After a quick run to town, we were back at it, with dad being the shooter now. Cody passing the hours in the blind.

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19-Aug-17

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But unfortunately , my Hoyt never got a chance to get off the hook.

From: huntinelk
19-Aug-17

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Packed up to start the 1700 mile trip home.

19-Aug-17
Where you headed to man? Me and my dad are currently on way to Wyoming for antelope hunt from Delaware

From: Quinn @work
20-Aug-17
Wow. Congrats to him!! Nice goat is a bonus to a great trip. Thanks for taking your kid hunting. Most people back east just dream and talk of hunting out here. Love to see the Dad's that just put them in the truck and do it. Great job Dad!

FYI a lot of kids here don't even harvest a goat like that with a bow or even a rifle.

From: huntinelk
20-Aug-17
We are headed to Tioga County PA.

Quinn, You would be surprised how many people at home talk about the "West" like it's on a different planet...

Thanks

From: BULELK1
20-Aug-17
Well done young man!!

Thanks for sharing

Good luck, Robb

From: Bear Track
20-Aug-17
Well done Gene!

From: t-roy
20-Aug-17
Great job Cody! You too dad!

From: Scoot
21-Aug-17
Congrats guys! Dad's tag might not have gotten punched, but I see the outcome as a huge success for both Dad and son. Pretty awesome IMO!

From: wytex
22-Aug-17
Awesome buck, I would guess at least mid 70's maybe upper. Great mass and decent prongs looks to be about 14+ inches long. Did you measure the length?

From: GhostBird
22-Aug-17
Congratulations to you both. Nice buck!

From: huntinelk
22-Aug-17
Horns are 14.5". I measured it with a cloth tape after we got home, I came up with 75".

From: W
22-Aug-17
Awesome.

From: SteveB
22-Aug-17
Really nice buck! That's just icing on the cake though. Those memories will never fade! Well done!

From: Woods Walker
22-Aug-17
You did good....both of you! You are both lucky to have each other!

From: wackmaster2
22-Aug-17
congrats . nice job.A memory you will never forget.

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