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Congratulations on drawing the tag! 0 for 3 WY antelope tags for me this year.

I've hunted,, fished and worked in Area 95 for over 40 years. It is managed as an antelope trophy area and the odds for drawing a buck tag odds not as good as other areas here in the southwest Wyoming part of Utah. 95 is a very large unit, some of which has good-size tracts of roadless. There are always some great area 95 bucks on private land.

Area 95 antelope numbers are relatively low and the G & F is trying to rebuild the herd.

Harvesting a 14" to 14.5" buck close to the road is pretty easy.
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Small handgun buck from 95.

It goes without saying scouting is important, and, if possible, I wouldn't waste my gas scouting until a few days before the rifle opener.
 

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Thanks, Goob, those are some good looking goats. I am super excited for the hunt. I have driven through 95 countless times headed to the Gorge or Uintas and have always dreamed of hunting antelope in it. So I am really looking forward to it.
 

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I'll add weight to the "get it skinned and in the cooler with an hour or so" comments. If you do that, the meat will be better than elk. We've probably killed around 20 goats in our family, and my wife prefers it over everything except bighorn sheep. I agree with her too. You'd better keep some of those roasts this time!
 

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+2 (or 3) to the gut and skin asap if not sooner.....for the speed goats. The ones we did that way were great. The ONE we didn't.......was terrible.
Taught us a lesson for sure.

My brother in law shot one on Wyoming one year. Had his little kids with him. He gutted it threw it in the back of the truck and drove home to Salt Lake.
Hung it and skinned it at home.
Cut, wrapped it, and put it in the freezer. A week or so later .... Got a package from the freezer, and cooked it.
Took one or two bites........went down to the freezer and threw the whole thing in the garbage can.
 

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What would you guys say your average shot distance has been on these hunts? I will practice at 5-600 but am just curious what you guys have experienced.
 

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250 yards on average. Its usually windy / gusty and I do not like longer shots in wind.

My wife crawled in and shot one at 40 yards... literally crawled on hands and knees through the ants and prickly pears to see how close she could get. I posted a picture of it here somewhere. It was pretty cool watching it through the spotter 700 yards away.

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I've shot them as close at 25 yards and as far as 600 yards. In all honesty, the 600 yard shot was more because I wanted to, not because I needed to.

I've shot 23 antelope since 2009 and with the exception of the one at 600, the rest have been 300 yards and in.
 

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Hi Guys,

I’m going to somewhat Hi-Jack this Thread.

I have two boys that have also drawn unit 95 for antelope this year. I’m planning our first scouting trip in the middle of July. This will be our first time on the unit so it is all going to be new to us. I’m going to get a hotel room for the weekend in either Green River or Rocks Springs. I’d prefer Green River just because it is closer, but the Hotels in Rock Springs look better and there seem to be more amenities in Rock Springs. Any suggestions? Just looking for a clean, cheap place to stay for the weekend.

Also, while we are in town, any recommendations on places to get a bit to eat? I’d prefer to try some of the local restaurants, then a national chain restaurant.

When I get back in town I’ll be sure to post an update on the trip with pictures.

Thanks in advance.

400bull
 

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Nice, 400, maybe we will see you out there. PM if you would like we can compare notes or just have a contact that will be out there incase you run into issues. Good Luck!
 
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