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Hey guys. I didn't draw in Wyoming but finally drew my 1st goat tag in NM after 12 yrs and its archery. Thought I'd get good insight from the all you Wyoming hunters. Going to be putting 100% effort into this hunt and main goal is to harvest my 1st goat no matter the size even though I know this is a trophy unit. Would just like to hear what tactics or secret tricks ;) has worked best for you guys. Hear they're curious. Anyways I'm open to ideas. This is a DIY public land hunt.
Spot & stalk is fun, but for me, nothing increases the odds of success more than a blind on a waterhole. Only caveat is, rainy weather can screw things up in a hurry.
I'll second the water. If you can find a small isolated water hole in dry county with good antelope numbers, and if you can set it up ahead of time and possibly even conceal it, you are all but golden...
Thanks. I've been locating every water source I can find and mapping them. Then plan to a glassing spot and hopefully pattern some.
On my NM antelope hunt I found out they will jump fences down there, otherwise a fence crossing is sometimes a great place to catch one changing pastures.
Thanks for all input. I found more water tanks than I could scout in a yr lol. Gameplan is to scout/glass over areas then scout the water in the area if I find good herds. After not drawing antelope in NM for 11yrs I decided last yr to start building points in Wyoming. Then of course I drew in NM. I'm looking forward to hunting antelope in Wyoming in the future. I think they're prob the coolest big game species.
Are you hunting the rut? I would highly recommend it. Bucks get very protective of their harems. Stalking with a decoy or decoy hat will get you some action. And it is a freaking blast!!