Last season I saw more - and better - bucks in Area 56, my favorite Wyoming antelope area, than I have since 1992. My husband and I have taken some great bucks while hunting on our own in this area. One of them green-scored well enough to make Boone and Crockett, but has since shrunk below the minimum. The area contains hundreds of thousands of acres of so-called checkerboard land - that is, part private, part public land. Other good antelope-hunting areas in Wyoming are Areas 52 and 55, and if you want to book a reasonably-priced, fully-guided hunt, check out Area 108 as well.
Gene Carrico of Out West Safaris owns or leases land in all four areas - 52, 55, 56 and 108 - and sells a variety of hunts. Understand that Carrico does not sell licenses. To get a license you must enter the lottery drawing for antelope licenses by sending your completed application to the Wyoming Game & Fish Department no later than March 31, 1999. More about that later.... Carrico offers a variety of hunts. The ones I like are his access-only hunts that sell for $200 to $250. He simply sends you a tag for your vehicle indicating that you are allowed in your area of choice, along with keys to padlocked gates and a map of your hunting area. Carrico's fully guided........(continued)