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Your welcome.

Now that we're on the same page, I'm looking forward to sharing on the various forums with you and the membership. I began this "Calling Antelope" subject to begin dialogue and share insights on the 'ol speed goat. Until next time, have a good one. Thumbs up

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Western Hunter, I am curious

Western Hunter, I am curious what you find out with your trials.  I also tend to be a on the skeptical side of things, so I like that you aired your skepticism, but you are also going to give the product a try. 

I read a couple different articles suggesting that calling antelope can be highly successful, so I bought the Antelope Talk by Elk Talk (or something like that).  It was only ten bucks, so I figured it wasn't much of a gamble.  I plan on giving it a try this summer (not hunting, just to see what the antelope will do) and also this fall.  I am not expecting miracles, but if it works some of the time, it would be a nice tool to have available.  I will report back my experiences also. I figure that if one call works even a little bit, then another call might also work?  I guess we will find out. 

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October & November

Okay, I was serious when I said I try this out for myself and I'm actually excited to do so.  I didn't get an antelope tag during the application draw, but I did go yesterday morning and got my 1st pick for a leftover doe antelope license.  Also got my 1st choice for a leftover buck deer tag too.  No time for elk this year.  I got onto Calls-M-All website and was surprised for as long as  this product has been around they don't sell these anywhere but through their own site and payment is paypal only.  Oh well, I'll get one anyway.  Am pretty eager to test it out on both my Antelope doe and later the next month on my high country deer.  I'll let you all know how it goes.  Until then.......

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update

Well bought a left-over tag back in August.  The early rifle season has come and gone and I was out hunting last week the 6th and the 7th, last two days of this season. Uneventful this year. Only saw a few pronghorn on some private property about 5 and 10 miles north of where I was hunting and that land was posted "No Hunting".  The owner didn't even want anyone asking as indicated by a sign on his gate.

The 2 properties I hunted had herds on there the weeks prior to the opener.  Battled extreamly heavy sustained winds and heavy gusts on the 6th, just too unpleasant to hunt, couldn't even hold my rifle steady, even when laying prone. Had so much dust in my eyes I spent more time trying to see than actually seeing.  The properties I hunted were pretty darn flat, you could glass the whole area and beyond but I didn't see anything but cattle and a few horses on those properties.  Decided to go back to the truck about mid afternoon after getting engulfed in a dust white-out.  Wind was so heavy I literally had pieces of horse shit rolling past me at a faster pace than I was walking.  Been a long time since I had that much dust, dirt, and grit blown in the focus knob and eye cups of my binos and into the action of my rifle, had a hard time opening the bolt to unload once I got back to my truck, really that much grit.  Just too difficult to do anything in winds like that.  The 7th, closing day, was uneventful, didn't see a thing.  Thought about buying a left-over tag for the early December late rifle season if any are available, not too sure if I'm actually going to go though, deer hunt later this month is taking half of my vacation time and I still need to save the remainder vacation for Christmas travels. 

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