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Location: NORMAN
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first time antelope hunter question

so im going on my first hunt for antelope in far western ok. does anyone have a good gear checklist, and or any good pieces of advice?

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Location: Alberta
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first time antelope hunter question

If you can see them, they've already seen you.

Whenever I'm sneaking up on antelope, I keep reapeating that to myself to stop myself from sneaking a peek. Trust me, if you sneak a peek, you're busted. Trust your instincts.

One other piece of advice; Never aim over an antelope's back. Always aim for hair. They're always closer than you think.

Best of luck, please post a pic.

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Location: New Mexico
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Re: first time antelope hunter question
c_cas2010 wrote:
so im going on my first hunt for antelope in far western ok. does anyone have a good gear checklist, and or any good pieces of advice?

1) Always hunt into the wind (they have an underrated sense of smell) with the sun at your back.

2) Don't let the cattle spot you entering the pasture or while your stalking.

3) Paint your truck the same color as the ranchers truck.

4) Scout but don't press any single herd or buck too much prior to your hunt.

5) Stay off the ranchers pastures with your truck.

6) Don't wait to take pictures, their color seems to fade within minutes after they are harvested.

7) Follow BruceWs advice

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first time antelope hunter question

thanks guys, will do. hopefully ill have a pic for you monday morning. if not at least i got out of the city for a weekend

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Location: New Mexico
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first time antelope hunter question
c_cas2010 wrote:
thanks guys, will do. hopefully ill have a pic for you monday morning. if not at least i got out of the city for a weekend

c case any luck this weekend??

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first time antelope hunter question

no luck, i had several that were just outside of bow range including one nice buck, considering this was my first attempt i'll take it. i'd like to give it another try but oklahoma's bow season is closed.
any advice on where to line up another hunt w/o paying for a guide?

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Location: NORMAN
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first time antelope hunter question

no luck, i had several that were just outside of bow range including one nice buck, considering this was my first attempt i'll take it. i'd like to give it another try but oklahoma's bow season is closed.
any advice on where to line up another hunt w/o paying for a guide?

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Location: New Mexico
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first time antelope hunter question
c_cas2010 wrote:
no luck, i had several that were just outside of bow range including one nice buck, considering this was my first attempt i'll take it. i'd like to give it another try but oklahoma's bow season is closed.
any advice on where to line up another hunt w/o paying for a guide?

Yup, in NM with me. Drop me a note to basin.wide@gmail.com lets kick it around.

Murray

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