Continuing subscribers know that correspondent Bob Gooch has been filing reports of late on what's called the Wyoming "Landowner List" program, which we have come to believe is a veritable gold mine of hunting opportunity for the individual who's willing to do a bit of prospecting on his own. The "Landowner List" program, you'll recall, is basically a directory of ranchers in the Sheridan and Cheyenne regions who are willing to open their land to hunters for a modest fee. The directory was put together by game wardens who perceived the need for such a list and went about the task of creating it, ranch by ranch. As we have told you before, you can get a copy of the Sheridan list by calling the number listed below; the number for the Cheyenne list is listed below. Just be advised that the lists are not perfect by any means. Some ranchers on the list have lost their properties and others no longer offer hunts. Some listed phone numbers simply don't work. Buried in the trash, however, are some real gems, as witness the details below on six more ranches Gooch just got in touch with.
Bud Rhodes: Antelope only in Hunt Area 22. Some mule deer, but populations too low to hunt them at present. Wouldn't give acreage of ranch, but indicated he had "...plenty of land." Ranch is located approximately 45 miles south of Buffalo. Charges $100 per antelope, and doesn't expect hunters to need more than a day. "Most of the time it takes about 15 minutes." Shows hunters about his ranch upon arrival, but they don't need much help. Hunters must furnish their own field transportation, and must stay on ranch roads. "Most visiting hunters walk," he says. No camping, but motels in Kaycee. Also public park in Kaycee where hunters can camp free if they desire. Also an RV park.
Kenneth Atkins: Antelope and mule deer both in Hunt Area 7. Located in "wide open" plains country in eastern Wyoming. Has plenty of hunting land, both private and public, located 25 miles west of Newcastle.........(continued)