Can't wait to get hunting Wyo antelope!!! Hope to put a larger one up on the wall!!! Here are a couple from Colo.
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Mon, 2013-07-01 14:00
Mon, 2013-07-01 19:46#1
Two nice bucks! What unit
Two nice bucks! What unit did you draw in Wyoming?
Mon, 2013-07-01 20:04#2
Area 47 Oct 5-31st. I will be pretty picky as I am planning to go several Weekends.
Mon, 2013-07-01 20:38#3
Those are a couple of nice
Those are a couple of nice bucks for Colorado.
Good luck this fall in Wyoming.
Tue, 2013-07-02 02:41#4
Very nice! Only a 3 1/2
Very nice! Only a 3 1/2 month wait....
Tue, 2013-07-02 10:51#5
Now that you said only 3 1/2 months , that is not much time!!! My two mounts on the wall were both taken within the first 2 minutes of shooting time opening mornings. One would think not much of a hunt!! But I spent a lot of time scouting before each one and put them both to bed the night before. The one on the left hanging on the wall was out in 87 and had a great moon that morning, that allowed me to see through my bino's 9 white rear ends at 500 yards in the dark. I got to within 200 yds and waited 45 minutes until shooting light and for him to stand up. I was back at the truck with critter in tow before sunrise. The other buck was up by Hayden, took me 8 years to draw and he was on a SWA. I was worried someone else had seen him, so I was there early walking in the dark. I knew where I had seen him bed down and was creeping that way when I heard an antelope blow to my right. I was busted, but my antelope was with his does ahead of me last night, so I just stood there in the dark for 30 minutes until I could start to see a little. I picked out 2 does to my right staring at me. It was now legal time to shoot so I took a couple steps towards where I thought my buck was and damn, a group of sharpies blew up under my feet and I swallowed my heart. After collecting myself I looked up and saw Horns coming straight at me. The buck had heard all the noise from the Sharptails and was curious to see what was going on. I got down with my bipod extended and me on my rear and had no shot as the grass was too tall. I had to make a decision to stand up and fire. I stood with my bipod hanging down fully extended and it was a stare down with my Buck at 60 yds. Out of the corner of my eye , I could see all of his 30 plus does start to take off 150 yds out. I knew it was now or never and shot. He dropped so fast that I did not see it and was looking with my bino's to see where he was and at the herd. No Buck anywhere!!! I walked up and there he was , stone dead. Got him back to the truck where my friend watched it all go down. He said he just dropped and then he heard the shot. We drove about 5 miles to a 80 acre private parcel where he had permission and the old buck you see on the floor on the left was there with a doe and fawn. The week before he had 30 does with him. One shot and he had a dandy Buck. This was his first Buck Antelope. It scored 82" !!! He asked me the day before if I wanted to shoot that buck. I said yes, but it is your buck, so you are shooting him. The scouting sometimes is the hunt or at least the most time consuming!!!! It really pays off when it all comes together!!!
Sun, 2013-07-14 14:59#6
Nice mounts! Good luck. A few
Nice mounts! Good luck. A few months will drag when you are itching to go, but will fly by as you are planning.
Kinda crazy isn't it!
Thu, 2013-08-15 20:09#7
Nice mounts !
Some fine lookin mounts there Bleu and congrats on some great goats. I wish all the luck on this next hunt and I hope you can add another to the wall !
Thu, 2013-08-15 21:29#8
Thanks, I am going to need a little luck!!! I am having back surgery Monday, so I hope to be moving better by then. As long as I can walk a piece, I should be o.k. I should have plenty of help, so I don't have to lift anything. 6 weeks before I can Bend over post Op , so I am cutting it close.
Fri, 2013-08-16 19:00#9
Good luck with your hunt and
Good luck with your hunt and your surgery.
I'll be in unit 63 in 4 weeks now. Only have 2 days to work with the way things turns out but hopefully will do fine. Just can't be as picky as I hoped for this tag.
Sat, 2013-08-31 09:13#10
I think Surgery went well. I can walk 50 yds before the pain starts up. Hardest part is when I start to sit or get up from sitting. Had some spacers put in and was hoping to get 7-10 years out of them before needing a fusion. Doc came in and showed me my x ray and I have a Air or gas pocket in my L-3 disc. that is not good! He then told me I may get 3-5 years out of these spacers now that he knows there is a air pocket in there. My L-3-4 and L4-5 are in bad shape. As long as I can travel well I have enough help if I shoot one. Nice having good friends to help out! Wyo hunt is coming up so fast and it will be nice seeing some good country. I tend to take too many photo's so bare with me when I get back. I will post whether I get one or not. I may go for several weekends. Some of these pic's I have seen already this year have me slobbering all over myself!!! Good luck guy's.