Well my Wyoming hunt was a great success! On the second day I filled my tag. It was pretty wide open terrain (more than I perfer), but that's what makes it fun/frustrating.
Details: Thursday: Couldn't get any closer than 600yds. Spooked them out of the area they were feeding in. Went back in the next day (Friday) and they were about half mile away. So I laid down and started my wait (0845hr). There were 2 bucks trying to get at some of the does but the dominated buck was running his arse off after the 2 other bucks. I did fall asleep for 50 minutes. After waiting almost 7 1/2 hours (he was down at 1610hr) they finally got within range. Unfortunally the big buck never presented a shot, and being so open I didn't want to chance it any longer. There were 28 in the herd and that is alot of eyes, besides my neck was killing me from laying there keepng an eye on them. I was able to get one of the smaller ones (as you can see from the pictures there was absolutely no cover to speak of) and he was the first buck to get in my field of fire. I had ranged a small group of rocks at 248 yds. He was real close to them so I decided to take the shot (after he was down I ranged him at 262yds). Bad part was it took 2 shots to anchor him. First one knocked him down and I thought I had a good hit, but he got back up. Fired a quick second shot and missed. He took about 4 steps and stopped again. This time I took my time and hit him again and he was down for good. The first shot I hit him high above the shoulders, the second hit was right through the lungs quatering forward. I feel bad it took 2 shots, because I pride myself in my marksmanship. This is the 5th antelope I have shot ( 2nd furthest by the way) and all were one shot kills. I guess after lying down all that time, not eating and with rain showers off an on, must have drained my concetration.
Anyhow all the meat is vacuum packed and in the freezer. I'm beat.
Gun was my trusty Ruger M77 MKII .243 with Hornady 100 Gr BTSP behind IMR4350
Thanks for looking