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Just another fun speedgoat hunt with Dad

The antelope numbers were definitely down somewhat as compared to last year, but still enough to make for a fun hunt. I took mine at 7:30 am opening day after a buck chased three does across the two track we were riding on. I parked the truck got out and started slowly following this group for about 3/4 of a mile. The whole time this buck is chasing these does in circles and staying about 400 to 500 yards in front of me. I finally closed the distance to about 350 or so yards. I waited till the buck got broadside and clear enough from the cactus got solid on my sticks and gently crushed the trigger. At the shot I lost him in the recoil but when I saw thru my glass just does running I was pretty sure it was a clean kill as the shot felt good. I walked straight towards my last fix on him and found him piled up DRT. I'm really falling in love with my Rem. 700 ADL 30-06 My reloads using RL22 and the 168 gr Berger VLD hunting bullet have been proven to be accurate, flat shooting, and deadly, so for on an a cow elk and buck antelope. My dad was able to fill his doe tag with a nice 300 yard shot about two hours later after a couple of blown stalks. All in all me and dad had another great time together.

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Nice goat and nice gun! 

Nice goat and nice gun!  Congrats on a fine hunt!!! Yes

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Looks like you had a great

Looks like you had a great time.  I cherish my timne in the filed with my dad.  Great looking goat!

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Congratulations!

That's a nice buck right there!  Congratulations on a successful hunt but more importantly on spending quality time with your Dad!  I've only been on a speed goat hunt once in my life (Wyoming) but still consider it one of the most fun hunts I've ever been on.  We (my father-in-law, brother-in-law, and two other friends) were the stereotypical "California" hunters now that I look back and laugh.  We stayed in the Casper Hilton and the only rental car that we could get was a white Dodge 4-door sedan lol .  We had six tags between the five of us and filled five of them on the first morning Applause !  We got quite the looks rolling into the processors with the trunk stuffed with antelope!  We obviously couldn't close the trunk so were several legs sticking out at various angles.

I'll definitely have to get back out and try this one again!

Congrats again!!!

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Ha!

That was a funny one Gatorfan. Yes, you got to get out on an antelope hunt again, they sure are fun. Thanks gents definitely was good times with my dad, I always value them. Thumbs up

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That is a great looking buck!

That is a great looking buck! He holds his mass all the way out into the hook. I love it. Congratulations and I am glad you got to spend some quality time with your dad. That is what it is all about and I am always happy to see people getting this opportunity. It kind of seems like antelope hunting is one of the more popular hunts to get the whole family involved.

Also, good work on developing a load for your rifle. It sounds like you have got a keeper. I am assuming it is more fulfilling hunting with a load that you developed. I will find out this weekend when I get up to Wyoming and get to try out my first handload on some speedgoats!

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Nice Buck!  Thanks for story

Nice Buck!  Thanks for story and photo.

I'm sorry to hear you are seeing fewer animals.  I know that those blizzards on the plains several years ago were real tough on the deer and pronghorn populations.  I was hoping they were on the increase again.

It looks like you managed to get away from most of the circus that happens on opening day in many of the southeast CO antelope units.  Good job.

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great looking goat, thanks

great looking goat, thanks for sharing the story and pics, looks like a lot of fun, congrats again on the sucessfull hunt.

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