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And Wyoming... I treat myself to a hunt in Wyoming, about every other year, for the past 20 years. I've hunted western Wyoming, in the mountains, for elk and mule deer and did well. The past 10 years or so though I've been concentrating on private land in northeast Wyoming, right along the Montana border. It's been great for antelope & mule deer:

Hunting elk in September, in the Wind River Mountains, up about 10,000 - 11,000' or so. Elk was already down, we were just seeing some country. Had a 44 mag on my belt, 'cause it's grizzly country:


More of western Wyoming, not far from Yellowstone:


Northeastern Wyoming, where I hunt these guys and mule deer:




Parts of it get pretty wide open, but I haven't had to make any real long range shots on antelope. Two at about 160 yards, two at about 250 yards:


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I already posted pics of where I deer and turkey hunt locally (also rabbit/squirrel). My out-of-state hunting trips are for birds. One pic is of a favorite pheasant field in Hand County SD, and the other was taken in (and is typical of) my grouse/woodcock cover in Dickinson County in MI’s UP. Something tells me you can determine which is MI and which is SD!
That's a great comparison, Judson , thanks
 

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I don’t have any real good pics. You can see just behind the bird how it falls off. Most of this area is like this.

Where the bird is sitting is flat, about 40 feet across and it runs down hill fit a few hundred yards. It’s very steep on the sides. If you’re in bad shape you can’t hunt it, there are no roads to the tops. The other bird is in a similar spot, it’s just higher up on the other side. A view from near the top during deer season also.
Beautiful woods, thanks
 

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Unless I missed a post, haven't seen any cactus ain't they
In the US, seen lots of videos of deer hunts in dusty open
Places with cactus. Must be we don't have members around there.
 

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And Wyoming... I treat myself to a hunt in Wyoming, about every other year, for the past 20 years. I've hunted western Wyoming, in the mountains, for elk and mule deer and did well. The past 10 years or so though I've been concentrating on private land in northeast Wyoming, right along the Montana border. It's been great for antelope & mule deer:

Hunting elk in September, in the Wind River Mountains, up about 10,000 - 11,000' or so. Elk was already down, we were just seeing some country. Had a 44 mag on my belt, 'cause it's grizzly country:


More of western Wyoming, not far from Yellowstone:


Northeastern Wyoming, where I hunt these guys and mule deer:




Parts of it get pretty wide open, but I haven't had to make any real long range shots on antelope. Two at about 160 yards, two at about 250 yards:


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What's those funny looking deer taste like
 

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What's those funny looking deer taste like
My family all love antelope meat! My wife isn't much of one for steaks 'n such, but the first time I cooked some antelope backstrap steak, she cleaned her plate and asked if I'd cooked more!

Then she said "you can hunt those anytime you want!"

The rest of us like it too. Some folks will tell you that antelope is awful. And I suppose it can be, I wasn't real thrilled the first time I tried some that a buddy was serving. But - all four of mine have tasted great. I wait until October to hunt them, so the weather is cooler. And I hunt on 40,000 acres of private land, no more than three hunters afield any given day, so they're not pressured. Maybe those things help?

Whatever the reason, I think antelope is terrific, right up there with elk for quality.

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I hunt in a different part of the world. All across southern Africa.
My favourite areas are, the shores of the Zambezi river in Mozambique , the plains of the Orange Free State , the semi desert of the Kalahari in our Northern Cape Province and then the rolling grassy hills, dense ravines (Albany thickets) and bushveld shrub of KwaZulu Natal where I stay.
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Northwest Colorado where I grew up elk hunting and guiding. You can drive directly to the base of the jeep trail, it's then 5 miles up to the end of the road. As long as it's dry, the road isn't bad. As soon as any snow or rain comes, the mud gets deep and trail gets tire ruts very fast. Chains are requires if any chance of snow in the fall. Once at the end of the jeep road, all motorized traffic is done and it's only foot or animal traffic. We kept base camp at the end of the jeep trail, then had a few drop camps 2-5 miles back from base camp that we accessed by horses and pack trains. Great area for black bears, mule deer, elk and grouse; just need the means to access the animals with your own horses, rent them, or use a guide service.

Early fall August/September setting up base camp and the drop camps along with scouting:

Base camp: 8k feet
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Overlook near a drop camp: 10k ft
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Overlook
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Base camp: End of the Jeep road
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Peak: 11k ft
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Rifle Season October:

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Bringing the pack horses down:
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The new hunting grounds in Northwest Wyoming:

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Grizzly country
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Mule deer (whitetails just out of the image but in the same field)
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Elk at the far side of the river and inside the trees:
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Supposed to be quail, chucker, and pheasants in this area
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Found the quail
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This has turned out better than I could imagine, thanks everyone. Were else can you go, and see the best hunting
areas in the county, with out popup commercials every 3 minutes
 
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