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Well after 7 years my husband had finally drawn a tag! He filled it this morning on opening day. He hunted in unit 211, used his 7mm rem mag and took 2 shots at about 250 yards.

Not a huge buck, but nice size. Horns were a bit over 16 inches each. I'll green score for him tomorrow. He has nice symmetrical horns, but not a lot of mass. About 5 1/2 inches around the base.

Photo was taken AFTER hubby had cleaned up. He ended up packing out the gutted 'lope on his back for 2 1/2 miles, so he was a big mess. It had rained a lot here the last few days, so lots of mud as well.

I'm so excited to have antelope in our freezer again! Big smile

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Nice buck. Sounds like he paid a price, that's the kind of antelope hunting that I like. Spot and Stalk, cactus needles in your knees and hands. Sliding on your belly to get closer and then at that last second have them bust you and back to square one again.

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I'd like to have seen a picture of him all grimey lol Tell hubby he did a good job Thumbs up

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He was majorly grimey! Soaking wet and covered with blood, not a pretty picture at all. He's still sore from carrying the antelope that far on his shoulders. He does have a one wheeled deer hauler he built years ago, but forgot to take it along. Duh... Took him 3 hours to pack it out.

Hiker, he had been keeping an eye on several herds of antelope and checked on them morning and night for the previous week. He spotted several bucks he really liked, but on opening day it was raining hard and made the hunt difficult. BTW, the bucks are actively chasing does right now, not sure if the rut is full blown still, but its definitely still going. After this buck went down, another buck moved in on his does immediately.

Does anyone know how to score an antelope? I've been trying to get the measurements to get a rough green score and I'm not understanding one measurement.
http://www.boone-crockett.org/bgRecords/bc_scoring_pronghorn.asp?area=bg...
Its measurement E on the above page.
Do I start and stop at the tip of the prong, or does the measurement stop at the back after including the circumference of the horn?

I know this buck is not trophy material, but it would be fun to get a score anyways.

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Measure from the tip of the prong along the upper edge of the outer side to the horn; then continue around the horn to a point at the rear of the horn where straight edge across the back of both horns touches the horn, with the latter part being at a right angle to the long axis of the horn.

cowgal, I think you measure from the tip of the prong to the back edge of the horn.

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Hiker wrote:
cowgal, I think you measure from the tip of the prong to the back edge of the horn.

Just the length of the prong and around the horn to the back? Or is it in a straight line to the back of the horn from the prong? In the instructions (at the above link) they talk about going around the horn. That's what's confusing me. I had assumed a straight line measurement to the back of the horn, until I read the instructions.

Thanks Hiker!

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Or is it in a straight line to the back of the horn from the prong?

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cowgal, That is how I understand it.

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I used the electronic form to score my antelope. Here is its score. No record book, but I am still happy.

FINAL RESULTS FOR YOUR TROPHY
Category: Pronghorn

Minimum Scores: Awards - 80
All-time - 82
Total Deductions: 0 inches

Final Score: 71 4/8

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Congrats!

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Nice buck Cowgal! Congrats!

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Thats a nice buck

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