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Antelope hunt - What can be expected in a normal day

Ok this is for anyone who has hunted Antelope before. I have never had a chance to hunt goats before and need any kind of help that is useful. Could anyone give me a daily break down of a typical day hunting goats. Any info is appreciated weather it is from a spot and stalk from a vehicle and or on foot. It would be nice to know what it was from thou. My preference is on foot but would like any info. Thanks for the info I am sure there are lots of other persons who will be reading this post before they take off on there trip. Again Thanks

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Antelope hunt - What can be expected in a normal day

Antelope hunting is a great experience for the first time western hunter in my opinion. In the early part of the season before they feel a lot of hunting pressure they can be pretty easy to hunt. Once they've been over run by hunters it's a different story. Their eyesite is remarkable so you need the best quality binos you can afford. You'll need to spot them from a distance & plan a stalk. A flat shooting rifle or bow works best as you might have to reach out quite aways. I like to hunt Wy. which has the most tags available & a lot of speed goats. Montana is a good choice if you can draw a tag but the big trophys are in Colorado & NM. A light weight pair of well broken in boots is most important along with a good GPS, compass, energy bars & water. Hope this helps you get started & i hope you enjoy your hunt.

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Antelope hunt - What can be expected in a normal day

hey that sound good. What do the antelope usually do at first light until they bed down for the evening? Is there any kind of pattern that they ussually do every day like deer or are they nomadic and hard to pattern? thanks for the post.

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Antelope hunt - What can be expected in a normal day

The have a home range they like and if spooked off of it they generally will be back the following day as it's "home" to them. Good binos, good rifle. Spot from the truck and stalk from foot, you can cover more ground and see more animals. Don't shoot the first buck you see. Look at as many pics of goats prior to hunting, they can be the hardest to judge. Anything over 14 inches is a trophy. Anything less is STILL a trophy in my book. best of luck.

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Antelope hunt - What can be expected in a normal day

Hey thanks for the info on spotting. The maps I have show several roads that go throught the place but looks like there might be plenty of ground that might be able to be seen from the roads. I am sure the plan will all come together once we get there. 5 more days and we will be hunting. Thanks for the info it is much appreciated

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