Interested in hunting pronghorn? Then you should be interested in Campbell County, Wyoming.
If you’re more at home behind a scope than you are behind a desk, Campbell County in northeastern Wyoming should definitely be in your crosshairs.
Wyoming is home to more pronghorn antelope than people, so to harvest your first – or next – Wyoming trophy, plan a hunting trip to Campbell County.
Wyoming has the most trophy class pronghorn bucks per capita than any other state or region, and with more than 4,800 square miles in Campbell County, this area is on the bucket lists of hunters across the nation. And while obtaining licenses can be an obstacle in other states, Wyoming hunting licenses are easier to apply for and less expensive than surrounding states.
Additionally, Wyoming awards reciprocity for hunters who have completed hunter safety courses in their home states. As you’re planning your trip, keep in mind that nonresident antelope hunting application deadlines are Jan. 1 – May 31, and results are available June 20. Opening dates can vary, but antelope hunting typically opens between Sept. 15 and Oct. 1. For information on pricing and other details, you can find out the official info from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department here.
To apply, sportsmen need to provide basic information including sportsperson ID number, date of birth, social security number, etc., and select a draw (“Non-Resident Antelope”). Be sure to list your first choice of area and type. In Campbell County, you can apply for areas 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 26 or 27, so be sure to know which hunt area you want to hunt in and whether it is on public or private land. Review all the details here, then go here to submit your application.
And while there’s nothing better than hunting under the Wyoming skies, the area is vast and often unmarked. Additionally, some of the area’s best hunting is located on private land, so for a truly incomparable experience, hire one of Campbell County’s expert guides who are knowledgeable about the area and its habitats. Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran hunter, Campbell County outfitters can help you bag your trophy.
And since pronghorn are on the Super Slam list, a guide may be just what you need to complete your slam.
While Campbell County is wide open for the antelope to roam, Gillette, northeast Wyoming’s largest city, will be your home base for when you need to exchange your tent for a king size bed and campfires for craft beer. Gillette features modern amenities and comfort with dozens of restaurants, steakhouses and brew pubs.
Gillette is located along Interstate 90, near Devils Tower National Monument. The Gillette-Campbell County Airport provides daily, non-stop jet service to and from Denver and Salt Lake City.
So, wherever you’re coming from, your dream hunting trip is never far away.