Antelope Hunting Equipment Carson City NV

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Great Basin Sports
(775) 782-5657
1681-B Hwy 395
Minden, NV
 
Tahoe Bike & Ski
(530) 546-7437
8499 North Lake Boulevard
Kings Beach, CA
 
Enviro-Rents
(530) 546-2780
6873 North Lake Boulevard
Tahoe Vista, CA
 
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
(702) 293-8990
601 Nevada Way
Boulder City, NV
Other Activties
Auto Touring; Biking; Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Picnicking; Visitor Center; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing

Meadow Valley Campground
775/289-1800
HC 33 Box 33500
Ely, NV
Other Activties
Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting; Picnicking; Water Sports

Alpine Fly Fishing Service
(530) 542-0759
Po Box 10465
South Lake Tahoe, CA
 
Enviro-Rents
(530) 546-2780
6873 N.L.B.
Tahoe Vista, CA
 
South Fork Owyhee River Recreation Management Area
(775) 753-0200
P.O. Box 831 3900 E. Idaho
Elko, NV
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Climbing; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Wildlife Viewing

Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge
(775) 423-5128
380 Triple E Lane
Fallon, NV
Other Activties
Auto Touring; Boating; Hiking; Hunting; Interpretive Programs

Wilson Reservoir Recreation Management Area
(775) 753-0200
P.O. Box 831 3900 E. Idaho
Elko, NV
Other Activties
Biking; Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Off Highway Vehicle; Picnicking; Water Sports; Winter Sports

Wyoming Antelope Hunting Overview

Antelope are probably the best big game animal for an eastern hunter to experience on their first trip out west, but they are among the least desirable. Everyone wants an elk, but for someone who isn’t used to reading maps, hunting public lands, still hunting dark timber, spotting and stalking, backpacking in rugged terrain, judging tremendous distances and is new to big game applications and preference point systems, antelope are a better first time experience.

For a new western big game hunter, antelope have the advantage of being extremely visible.  They do not hide, as their eyesight is their primary defense.  Antelope feel secure in the wide open spaces where they can see danger approaching. Finding them is the easy part, determining whether or not the ground you are hunting is public or private and then how to reach those animals is the hard part.

The first and really the only state that needs to come to mind for antelope hunting is Wyoming.  Sure, nearly all of the Western and Great Plains states have some degree of antelope hunting (Montana is a not too distant second best for the nonresident), but Wyoming’s abundant public lands and huge antelope populations rightfully put them at the top of the list. 

And they’re relatively cheap to hunt.  At $48 for doe tags in Wyoming, and the ability to have up to 4 of them, plus one or two buck tags for $286 apiece, that’s a lot of entertainment for your dollar compared to elk hunting.  As long as you allow for enough time to blow a few stalks in an area with enough huntable land, you should have no trouble filling as many tags as you can buy.  In my group, we’ve only had one hunter go home without filling a tag over the last three years. 

For 2011, I’m allowing for 3 full days of hunting for some friends of mine that are coming out from California to fill about 12 tags before we continue on to our deer area.  This is in no way unreasonable, as just last year, all four tags (2 guys, 2 tags each) in the truck I was hunting in were filled, with animals deboned and in coolers by noon of the first morning.  And that includes me missing one shot after a long stalk.  The point is, in abundant antelope country with enough different herds to hunt it’s really no problem to blow a stalk or miss a shot, then regroup and try again.  There’s always another opportunity over the next rise.  And I’ve only once hunted an antelope opener.  To me, I prefer the lower pressure a week or three into the season, even though the antelope tend to be a little spookier. 

How do you get an antelope tag in Wyoming?  Well, the application deadline is March 15th, so you better get cracking.  Because the success rates are so high (there’s something seriously wrong with a unit if the success is less than 80%), all tags are limited.  You can have three applications, one for a full price (buck) ...

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