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How many of you guys hunt goats with a bow? I hear its tough but how tough is it, what do you have your bow set and and what kinds of ranges do you get typical shots at?

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How many of you guys hunt goats with a bow? I hear its tough but how tough is it, what do you have your bow set and and what kinds of ranges do you get typical shots at?

I killed this antelope last year with my bow. I shot him at 69 yards while two sons watched. It was a spot and stalk and my oldest son put the whole thing on video.

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Congrats on your antelope elk777! Thumbs up

Where did you hunt?

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cowgal wrote:
Congrats on your antelope elk777! Thumbs up

Where did you hunt?

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Well i was thinking about putting in for the 900 zone in montana for goats cause its 100% success and it bow only and i have never hunted goats before so i wasnt sure what was all needed to try and do that

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You need access - private or public land.

You need a water hole, a blind and patience.

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How many of you guys hunt goats with a bow? I hear its tough but how tough is it, what do you have your bow set and and what kinds of ranges do you get typical shots at?

I dont hunt them any different than I would elk or deer with my bow as far as settings go with my bow. In my opinion it isnt really as tough as it may sound. You just need some friendly terrain you can make a good stock. The antelope will start rutting around september. If it is hot and dry like everyone says look for water. Last year it was rainy where I was hunting, and had a blast spotting and stocking. I got 57 yards and felt it was just a little far. But be prepared for shots outside of what you may find on deer and elk. I personally dont feel comfortable lobbing arrows out there and had my bow set for a max 50 yards which I is kind of where I limit myself. I believe you would really enjoy it and know you would see plenty of game. I have never tried a blind over water I just dont have the patience. Otherwise I have heard look for windmills, sometimes foreign objects like a white flag will make them curious and they may come in and check it out. This year I would like to try a decoy in the area I hunt as there are alot of antelope and think it would be a blast as well. I have really got hooked on hunting them with my bow! Anyway good luck!

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elk777, Dandy of a buck, great job!

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elk777, good looking buck and a heck of a shot with the bow great job!

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