1st, 1st and 1st Antelope
My brother and I headed west in Saskatchewan for our 2009 antelope hunt. This was our 1st archery hunt, 1st goat hunt and 1st shots at an animal with a bow all in the first day. The action was fast and furious with the rut in full swing. My brother took the first goat with a text book stalk to within 40 yards as the antelope was tending to his does and made the perfect broadside shot, within minutes he was down it was so exciting to watch the whole thing unfold I got to video most it from a distance.
Next it was my turn, we spied a herd walking along a hill top with the buck trailing the does. I had brother drop me off 500 yards in front of them at the bottom of the hill hoping they would come straight to me. Early in the day we decoyed in a buck and had the chance to hear them all calling and talking back and forth so I thought I would try my luck with mouthing a call to lure him in. I let out 2 meeps and low and behold there he is standing on the top of the hill looking down. I let out one more meep and that was it, he made a 100 yard charge down the hill right to me and turned broadside at 20 yards and that was it!
Good thing I had my release hook on my D loop because I know I was shaking. The day was filled with heart pounding action and seeing hundreds of antelope, we also learnt a lot about the little guys. The only bad thing is that its over and just can't wait to do it again some day!
Both of them are right around 14 inches and scored just a hair over 70 in B&C.