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WY Double Check
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?
You're all set. Good luck!
You will also need a lot of water and a good camera. Good luck!!! I leave Sunday morning...
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!
You'll need an ORV permit if you're taking a quad.
Good luck.......enjoy wonderful Wyoming.
Is the orv permit necessary if we are on private land?
Thanks for the well wishes.
No, not on private land; only public roads, as well as National Forest and BLM
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?????
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
As Scoot said, lots of water.........for you ! Minimum amount for the goats though, makes for closer shots ! :-)
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!
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.
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.
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.
Might want a fishing license too.
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.
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.
Truck stop breakfast after 20 hours of riding.
Taking a break from setting up camp
The first day was rainy and cold, not much action. The second day was much better...
Good start to a blood trail...at the edge of the where he was drinking
Not too much of a blood trail challenge on this one
Cody notching his first western big game tag.
Codys first western big game animal
Very nice goat, good mass and decent prongs. Any guesses on score?
After a quick run to town, we were back at it, with dad being the shooter now. Cody passing the hours in the blind.
But unfortunately , my Hoyt never got a chance to get off the hook.
Packed up to start the 1700 mile trip home.
Where you headed to man? Me and my dad are currently on way to Wyoming for antelope hunt from Delaware
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.
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...
Well done young man!!
Thanks for sharing
Good luck, Robb
Great job Cody! You too dad!
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!
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?
Congratulations to you both. Nice buck!
Horns are 14.5". I measured it with a cloth tape after we got home, I came up with 75".
Really nice buck! That's just icing on the cake though. Those memories will never fade! Well done!
You did good....both of you! You are both lucky to have each other!
congrats . nice job.A memory you will never forget.
Codys PnY certificate came in the mail yesterday, a nice ending to a wonderful year of hunting that we were able to share. The antelope was 75" even. Looking forward to more hunting memories being made in 2018.
Happy New Year.