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WYOMING ALL SPECIES POINTS ONLY – ERIK SCHELL

Without question, the Consulting team at WTA TAGS field more phone calls on Wyoming hunting opportunities than any other state in the West.  This can be attributed to the diverse hunting opportunities that exist across this game-rich state.

Wyoming truly offers a hunt that falls under every sportsmen’s bucket list of “must do” adventures. If the following three trips are not on your bucket list I highly suggest penciling them in:

  1. Eastern Wyoming Mule Deer/ Pronghorn Antelope Combination Hunt: The high prairies of eastern Wyoming are home to enormous private ranches that contain plentiful numbers of mule deer and antelope. Generally speaking, one can say, that northeastern Wyoming contains such high deer and antelope numbers, most hunters leave this great state simply amazed. These hunts average almost 100% success, making them a great option for every sportsmen, from the first-timer to the expert hunter looking to add a great set of mounts to the collection.

Northeastern Combo Hunt: http://worldwidetrophyadventures.com/outfitter-profile?hunt_id=1199

Southeastern Combo Hunt: http://worldwidetrophyadventures.com/outfitter-profile?hunt_id=1514

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  1. Northwestern Wyoming Horseback Elk Hunt: No hunt embodies the West quite like climbing aboard a trusty horse and heading into some of the wildest country left in the lower 48.  The beauty of the backcountry landscape only adds to the overall experience. This landscape is rough, requiring a hunter to be both mentally and physically capable of pushing the hardships which always accompany such an adventure. Elk numbers have been consistent over the last decade and shot opportunity, with the right outfitter is high, often times above 75%. Occasionally giant bulls are harvested on these hunts, but the norm falls under nice 5X5 and 6X6 bulls. The stories made, and experiences lived on these hunts are what make any bull harvested in this enormous country the painting of a true trophy.

 

Wilderness Elk Hunt From Cabins: http://worldwidetrophyadventures.com/outfitter-profile?hunt_id=1671

Wilderness Elk Hunt From Wall Tents: http://worldwidetrophyadventures.com/outfitter-profile?hunt_id=1345

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  1. Trophy Antelope: Wyoming is home to the largest population of antelope and due to improved range conditions we are set to experience the “glory days” of Wyoming antelope hunting over the next few years. Wyoming not only leads the U.S. in overall population but it also leads in overall Boone & Crockett Record Book entries. The southwestern quarter of Wyoming leads the state in trophy production, with certain units within this area being drawable with as few as three preference points.

Public Land Trophy Antelope: http://worldwidetrophyadventures.com/outfitter-profile?hunt_id=1662

Private Ranch Trophy Antelope: http://worldwidetrophyadventures.com/outfitter-profile?hunt_id=1327

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The one common denominator to all of these hunts- You must have preference points to draw a tag! Understanding the Wyoming licensing process or leaning on a service such as WTA TAGS is pivotal when planning these hunts. Tags in Wyoming are issued through a fairly predictable, preference point, draw style system that contains a random element. This meets the best of both worlds, as those who need to plan hunts can do so, and those looking to “get lucky” always have a chance. Tags for most hunts are split with 75% of the tags being awarded to applicants with the most preference points and the remaining 25% going randomly to all other applicants regardless of preference point status. Each and every year WTA TAGS has countless clients harvest once-in-a-lifetime type trophies utilizing the random draw. To maximize random draw odds applicants need to be up to date on unit trends, historical draw data, and any/all changes in tag quotas which can be extremely time consuming.

Wyoming does allow hunters to purchase preference points for all species during their point only periodDEADLINE October 31st. Even if you have no intention of hunting Wyoming in the next five years, do yourself a favor, begin building points!

If you would like to begin purchasing preference points in Wyoming, have questions regarding the Wyoming draw system, or would like to discuss one of WTA’s great Wyoming hunts – please shoot us an email at [email protected] or feel free to give us a call- 1-800-755-TAGS (8247).

To view a complete listing of all hunts offered by WTA within the state of Wyoming please click;

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