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Looking at units 58, 60, 61 I have max. P.P. unit 60 lower draw odds. 61 almost 100% draw is there a big difference in numbers and size of bucks? Thanks J.C.
Sorry guys this is for antelope
I've hunted, or helped friends on hunts, in all three. Pretty much all the same, with Units 60 and 61 having more antelope. If you are a lock for Unit 61, I'd do it and not look back. Plenty of very good bucks there and if you are worried about top end bucks, the difference is negligible, from my experience.
Tons of public land and lots of antelope in all three. A good friend of mine who is probably the best antelope guide in the country would probably tell you to take Unit 61.
Thanks Big Fin that is the way I'm looking.
About 5 miles east of Rawlings in 61 there is a sign on the north side of the highway on a gate that gives access information and a number to call to get access. I think you could call Monday thru thurs 5 to 8 pm. The biologist we talked to said access was free but you did need to call and get permission to some of the land. Of course we showed up on Friday morning and left on Monday, so it didn't do us any good. There are tons of antelope around Bairoil in 61, but I think with some exploring you could find a big buck more to the south and west. We hunted in 2011 and had a great hunt, but only saw 1 giant and didn't get him. Nice bucks were everywhere. I wish we had a week to look it over when we were there. Big country
Any new info on these unit? Archery friendly? Looking for DIY info.
We are hopefully headed down to 61 this year (have a couple other options like 114, 57, 58, etc) but wife has enough points to give us a decent opportunity. Interested to see the country and hopefully find some great bucks and maybe chase some sage grouse around if we get lucky!
If you have the points go for it!
Old thread but I'll be hitting one of these units myself some day. My choice will be based on terrain. I'm not much for sitting water so will look for the unit with the best stalking terrain.
You really want to save up that many points Nick? You could go 2 or 3 times in solid units in the time it takes to save up for one of these.
I have max points and I've hunted antelope 3 or 4 times in Wyo, Justin. ;-)
Or....he could share his points in a good unit with his buddy Bowfreak? Lol!
Mark, I've always wanted to hunt the Red Desert for elk but I'll have to settle for antelope. I will share ALL my Wyoming elk points with you, tho!
I'm sitting on 12 points for deer and antelope. I'm going to try for 61.
Waterfowler - will keep in touch if wife ends up drawing 61.
Must be a good guy with a name like that, and I'm sure we could BS some bird hunting if we both ended up being down there in 2020. I've done a lot of bird hunting up here in Alberta.
61 seems high on my list of all my research. 114 shows up now and again but the idea of being down in the Red Desert at least once makes 61 a bit more enticing. Also think I could find some sage grouse down there as well if timing worked out with season.