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camo pattern question

First I want to thank you for your site, very informative. I am fixing to go hunt Antelope in area 38 in Wyoming (my first hunt ever out of Arkansas), just wondering what camo pattern works the best in that type of terrain, just from looking on the internet I like the mossy oak brush. Thank You in advance Shawn, also do you recomend taking a range finder, I will be shooting a 257 Weatherby mag, so I am shooting pretty flat. Thanks again

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Welcome to BGH srogers13098! Big smile

For camo you might also look at the Prairie Ghost patterns:
http://www.prairieghost.com/prairie.asp
If you're going into sagebrush country, any pattern with a sagey look should work well.

Can't help with the rangefinder question. Would like to own one myself. From watching others use them, I think they could come in really handy, especially if you have a hard time judging distance.

I'm sure others will jump in with suggestions!

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I am going to WY to antelope hunt next month - unit 52.

I just bought a Bushnell Scout rangefinder. It is a nice one at a middle range price. You can buy a more expensive one that calculates the horizontal distance if you're shooting up or down an incline. I think they would be nice, but for what I do I didn't want to spend the extra money.

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Do you all know what I like range finders for? How I have used them and when I have used them? Why I never carry one on a hunt?

You may find it helpful to do what I once did and occasionally still do with my rangefinder. No, it never goes on the hunt with me (don't need that extra crap around my neck or in my pocket).

Do this: Spend a year or so carrying one in your car or with you when you go on walks. Sight every object that you see at various distances. People, road signs, pets, pillars, tree trunks, houses, cars. You spend enough time doing this in parks, neighborhoods, open space areas, and you will develope a very good sense of range with your own naked eyes. You can get to the point where you judge distance very accurately without a range finder. Then ask yourself how far can you accurately shoot? At what distance can you no longer place all your shots inside of an 8" circle from all shooting positions? At that distance and beyond who cares how far it is? You don't need to know that distance. All you need to know is the farthest distance that you are capable of hitting the vitals on a game animal, that's it, no need to worry about anything else beyond that.

Camo? If your rifle hunting you will be wearing Blaze Orange too. What good will camo do ya with those requirements?

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I just got in from Cheyenne this morning, I killed opening afternoon (not a monster, but my first antelope none the less), Thank You for all that responded to my questions. I think next year I will take a range finder, that open terrain is very hard to judge, I live in northwest Arkansas were shots of 100 yards are long. Also the people in Wyoming are some of the nicest that I have ever met, the ranch foreman and his wife truly exceeded my expectations for my first hunt. Thanks again Shawn.

I also agree that camo is not needed, but some sort of cactus protection will be packed with me next year. Good luck to all.

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