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Posted: October 19 2018 at 3:49pm | IP Logged Quote M700

I was waiting for photos of my pronghorn, nicely posed, from my buddy... But that hasn't happened, so you get the one photo of the antelope that I have on my phone. Sorry 'bout that.

I'd stalked two other MUCH more impressive pronghorns, but never was able to put my tag on one. Each was surrounded by does, moving a lot, and at longer range... So, when I found this fellow and was able to get a good shot opportunity at 250 yards, I took it!

You see the exit wound in the photo. I popped him right behind the opposite side front leg, and the 165 gr Nosler Ballistic Tip from my 30-06 exited as shown, breaking that leg. Very little meat was ruined, and I've enjoyed some terrific antelope backstrap steaks already:





I enjoy the heck out of hunting antelope. It's fun, frustrating, and just terrific. Would have liked to tag one of the two larger bucks, but that just didn't happen. I'm happy with the one I got. This is my fourth antelope, I didn't get my first one until 2012 and have taken one every other year since. Two with the 25-06, and two with the 30-06 rifle. Such a great hunt!

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Antelope hunting can be a great time! Almost like an African safari without the need of a passport.
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One of the funnest hunts I have been on was my antelope hunt. The
bonus is I loved the meat. Congratulations.

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Posted: November 17 2018 at 6:18am | IP Logged Quote msmith

Congrats on the antelope! I gotta go hunting for them
some day. The backstraps look great.
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Posted: November 18 2018 at 7:10am | IP Logged Quote M700

Thanks! My hunting buddy sent me photos that he took:





I really enjoy hunting antelope, and they are delicious!
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I'm no judge of Pronghorns, but those horns look pretty
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Posted: November 18 2018 at 10:59am | IP Logged Quote M700

msmith wrote:
I'm no judge of Pronghorns, but those horns look pretty
good.


Thanks. For the area, he's pretty much average.

I spent most of two days prior to this repeatedly stalking two significantly larger bucks, and was unable to take either of them. Just never really worked out a completely successful stalk.

So... when I got a decent shot opportunity at this fellow, well, it was his unlucky day.

Guy
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