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Wyoming Antelope Unit 22 - posted 8 months ago

Nathan/Daniel, I hunted this in Oct '18. There are plenty of antelope. I hunted mainly the northern part of the unit, and access wasn't too bad. Schoonover Rd provides some decent access, but it's patchy, so you'll be driving from private to public and back and forth. The antelope have learned where they do/don't get shot at, and they'll frequently hang out on the private like they don't have a care in the world, but when on public they're very jumpy.

There are signs at some places on BLM and State land that says something like "not for public use. keep out." I called the local BLM office, and they said the oil/gas companies upt these up, but that any road that is on public land is open, regardless of signs or gates.

If I go back, I have a few good spots in mind, but I'm not sure if I will. I'd rather hunt somewhere that isn't such a patchwork of public and private. It's incredibly frustrating driving past a herd of animals that know they can't be touched.

Idaho Big Game Unit 76 - posted 8 months ago

Daniel, I hunted the northern portion of the unit, and I didn't have access issues. There is a large amount of public land, the Caribou-Targhee National Forest system, as well as some BLM. The portions I hunted did not present access issues. There is definitely elk on the public - so they aren't just hanging out on private, at least in the areas I hunted.

Idaho Big Game Unit 76 - posted 9 months ago

Hey Bryan, as mentioned below, I hunted unit 76 in October. This was my first elk hunt, so some of these things might be basic, but I learned a good bit. I'm not sure whether I'll go back, so I won't be giving locations, but I'm happy to share.

The last week of Oct, the elk were higher than I expected. The highest terrain in the area was about 8,500 ft, and they were between about 7,000 and 8,000, I would estimate.

Get far back from the road. I camped in a road-side camp, and walked in several miles every day, probably 4-6 on average. You're on the right track to carry camp back in, and save yourself some miles.

There are both bears and cats in the area. I'm comfy with bears, but cats scare me. I wished I had done more research on being safe in cat country. I'll be studying up on that for next time. Maybe I'm a wimp.

Don't trust maps with regard to locations of trails and such. There were a few spots where beavers had played havoc, and there were ponds and dams where there should have been a trail.

Have fun. It's beautiful steep, rugged, densely wooded country. I'd absolutley go back to the area just to camp and hike. If you have more specific quesitons, post up, and I'll keep an eye out.

Idaho Big Game Unit 76 - posted 10 months ago

Zach, post up an email address or other contact info, and I'll get in touch. Hoping GoHunt will work out some functionality where we can get things like this done.

Wyoming Antelope Unit 22 - posted 10 months ago

Good question Daniel. I'm not real sure. Maybe post up an email address and I'll shoot you an email?

GoHunt dudes - is there some funcaionality coming where this will be possible without posting up personal contact info on a public forum?