WyoHOMEing Dream Season

Soccerdude

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I have been dreaming of being a Wyo resident for 10 years. Finally in April 2019 we moved to wyoHOMEing. We have enjoyed fishing, camping, snowboarding, and wildlife viewing. Now in 2020 my wife and I have resident hunting privileges. We have applied for 9 tags between the 2 of us. I will keep everyone posted as I pursue my inaugural dream season.

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Soccerdude

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The longest 10 min of my life were this morning from 950am-1000am. Staring at 2 screens getting ready to hit the button to see the draw. We weren't lucky...we played the odds and drew 8 tags between my wife and I. She drew a pretty good antelope tag I am excited about. Should be an exciting fall. We will start boots on the ground scouting asap. Get some time shooting the bows and get a new rifle dialed in. Love WyHOMEing.
 

Soccerdude

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Got out the past 2 evenings to gather some Intel on our antelope units. Found a few decent antelope and feel good about it. Next week I will start on the ground scouting for my deer and elk tags...I have looked at google earth and onx a bunch. Good to be a WyHOMEing resident!

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Soccerdude

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Was off headed to the mountain to scout and blew a tire on my "new" for me truck. Started changing the tire and this little gem popped up holding us back. No key. Made a mess of my Friday and sat scouting trip. A week from today Archery Antelope starts!

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Soccerdude

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Archery antelope was almost derailed before I really got started! (See my tire post in general hunting...3 flats in 3 weeks...I am getting pretty good at changing them quickly). It has been 10 years since I archery hunted antelopes and the last time was during sept using a decoy which can be a back breaking stalk that ends in a wild rush or disappointment.. this year I spent my time stalking lone bucks or small groups of bucks. After whiffing on a decent buck earlier in the day I was able to spot and stalk into 30 yards to harvest my first archery antelope.

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Soccerdude

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Know where your meat comes from. Aged the antelope for 7 days before cutting up. Steaks were fantastic. My 7 year old said during dinner "can you cook all the antelope you shoot this way?" Haha. Still have 2 doe tags, wife has 1 antelope buck tag. Archery elk and deer next.

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Soccerdude

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day 2 archery elk. Woke up at 4am and headed into a water hole/wallow. Before thermals shifted up I heard heavy footsteps and watched 4 cows walk into the water. Good tasting cows but not that right kind. As the thermals shifted I hiked higher and above some beds I found this summer. When I hit 125 yards away I let out a few cow calls and raked a tree. Sat 30 min before sneaking into 62 yards on 2 bedded bulls. No ethical shot and after a 10 min staredown they walked off no shot. That night no elk.

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Soccerdude

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Day 3 was the sabbath(day of rest) so I glassed for elk, read scripture, lots of prayers, took a good nap. Spotted 9 bulls over a mile away. Watched tons of trucks and quads on private land drive with in 1/2 mile of bulls. Most were not hunting but enjoying the last weekend of summer. Good sunset and made a plan for Monday. Monday walked out to cut off bulls but couldn't find them. Hoping to head back up in a week.

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Soccerdude

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Since archery elk is kicking my butt we pulled the kids from school for biology class and the antelope opener today. We saw 20 bucks in first 2 hours and my wife connected on her first antelope at 240 yards this morning. Somehow we got it done with 6 kids! Kids back in school by lunch. We still have 5 wyo tags to try and fill. Its been fun.

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