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3 weeks and counting.....

...til I am chasing goats with a stick and string......it cannot come quick enough, been shooting alot so the bow should be good to go...just hopem the goats cooperate!!

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I look forward to your hunt. 

I look forward to your hunt.  It's gonna be fun hearing how you work those water holes and seeing if a nice antelope wanders in.  I've said before, that an archery antelope has to be one of the hardest accomplishments in hunting. 

How far out are you shooting now in your practice?  I think the toughest thing for me would be the wind that can whip up in the plains.  The further you shoot, the more your arrow flight will be affected.

Keep coming with the updates.

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Good luck

 

four weeks for me and looking forward to it

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I practice out to 60 yards. 

I practice out to 60 yards.  I am pretty confident at 60 yards but I do not know if I would take a shot at an animal at 60 yards though.  Conditions would have to be almost perfect and that would mena no wind and a clam animal.  Out where we hunt the wind is always blowing and ut afffects the arrow alot.  the firts antelope I sghot with a bow the wind was blowing pretty stiff drom right to left and in the heat of the monement I forgot to adjust for the wind and it pushed the arrow a 8 inches back luckily enough it still was a fatal shot and she was dead in 15 minutes.  I take alot of older arrow with me and there is a tone of prarie dogs around so we pratice at them to get a feel for the wind, so we are ready when the goats start to some in.  Its has helped alot.....just hard to remeber where all the arrow went..especially after 8 hours plus in the blind.  Should be a great time!!

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2 weeks tell opening day!! 

2 weeks tell opening day!!  Hope to get a shot at a buck.  this will be first time hunt with a bow for antelope.  small groups of antelope where i am going.  hope it works out.

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Good luck on your archery

Good luck on your archery antelope hunt!  I will be giving it a try for the first time this year.  I just bought a Montana buck decoy, so I will give that a try.  I am not practicing out to 60 yards, so I will have to get considerably closer than that.  Regardless of how it goes, I think it will be a good time!

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only 3 more days and i hope

only 3 more days and i hope to tag out of a nice antelope.  I talked to by Cusin down where i will be hunting and there has been no run in almost 5 months.  Hope the antelope are still in the unit!!

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