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03-10-2012, 01:25 PM
Hey guys i just finished my app for WY fingers crossed but should be a done deal. I am gonna be headed to NM on a landowner tag this fall then to WY in late Sept and early Oct and possibly hit up MT but thinking of a mule deer hunt in MT instead. I have shot a couple of smaller bucks never shot a big one but i have the bug and love chasing these things and hope to drop a whopper this year.
So where are you guys heading this year?
How bout some pics to tied us all over for a while, these are my two bucks i have taken

03-10-2012, 02:01 PM
Here is some WY goats.

Bitterroot Bulls
03-10-2012, 02:11 PM
I hunt 'em with the kids. Prolly do the same this year. I don't get too serious about trophy quality with speed goats, but I've killed a pile of them.

03-10-2012, 02:17 PM
I love antelope hunting. Here in nv, you have to wait five years before applying again. I have killed 3 and build points in 7 states! It is a blast chasing the pronghorn and more social than a deer hunt.

Colorado Cowboy
03-10-2012, 02:24 PM
Yeah it's a hoot, especially when you see literally 100's of them every day. We should draw our buck tags and then get 2 extra does apiece. Get to hunt with on of my boyhood pals from California this year!

03-10-2012, 03:37 PM
In the past I was not too big into antelope. More recently I have become more fond of hunting them, my father and I have been inching our way closer and closer to BC book. Maybe this is the year.

03-10-2012, 04:05 PM

Yes... I love goats too... Sleep in, hunt all day and glass over lots of bucks!!

03-10-2012, 06:52 PM
I've got the itch for a good antelope hunt. My first year hunting them here in ND I screwed up bad on a great opportunity. The very next year they cancelled the season here, and it will likely remain cancelled for some time. I'm likely heading to Wyo for redemption this year. Can't wait.

03-11-2012, 12:42 AM
This year is setting up to be a good season for me. I'm a lock to draw a good mule dear tag in Oregon. I'm a long shot to draw a antelope tag and elk tag in oregon. Witch means general season for elk. I have finally opened my eyes to Wyoming antelope oppurtunities. I'm going to by a Wyoming Antelope point and give it a shot in 2013. Thanks for all the posts. I'm gaining some knowledge from this forum.

03-11-2012, 10:09 AM
I just finished up my Wy app also. Says 100% with the 4 points I have. Hope to draw 67. Took a dink in Nv 5 years ago with a bow and will only take a wall hanger for now on. Si I hope Wy will produce it for me this year. I also can start applying for Nv bucks again this year.

Doe Nob
03-12-2012, 01:18 PM
They are confounding me with archery tackle. Been on 2 hunts both spot and stalk, released one arrow, went just under his brisket. I'm going to put an arrow through one of those some day, and its not going to be by sweating my balls off in some pop up tent for a week.

The difference between a 80 and 83 inch goat is really hard to field judge! Shot a couple I thought were all time book, every one of em only went 3 year. :(

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/184373_10150147158302718_643262717_7993075_7901074 _n.jpg

Joe Hulburt
03-12-2012, 06:29 PM
My only one from Wyoming..


Sons Wyoming buck....


Looking forward to getting back there and getting a big one with the bow....

03-12-2012, 06:33 PM
Nice goats Joe. The one your kid shot looks sweet with those cutters going straight out the side.

03-12-2012, 07:13 PM
Some nice looking goats. I like them ones that are a bit strange, I'm like sjsmallfield, I like them cutters pointing out to the sides.

Joe Hulburt
03-12-2012, 08:46 PM
Thanks guys! We didn't hesitate when we spotted that buck. One look from each of us and he was in trouble. We probably saw a bigger one after we were tagged out but not a cooler looking buck. To me that is the most important element with Pronghorn.

03-12-2012, 09:34 PM
love antelope hunting!

thought I took 2 awesome ones last fall, both went 75-80", then saw some world class pics of 90"+ bruisers! which totally makes me want to chase some monsters.

Probably won't hunt antelope or WY-antelope this year, maybe in a year or two, but with other states, I'm not sure when I'll be back to wy chasing antelope, but I do love it, and my next goal is certainly a booner/85" would be awesome. So I may have ot wait for an awesome unit, or just really hunt hard!

Maybe one of these years I'll get lucky in NM, although if you not only do you have to be lucky drawing the tag, getting lucky and put on the right ranch, etc... is part of it too.

Now that I have a great representative of the species though I'm focused on other species, hopefully an elk with the bow this year, and a mule deer next year.

You can definitely hunt antelope every year and have a good time!

If/when I move west taking more than 1 trip west per year will become a reality.

Not to mention antelope could be the most beautiful animal in NA, although they're all awesome in their own way, but for pure beauty, hard to beat an antelope IMO.

03-12-2012, 10:05 PM
They are in my top ten list of my favorite things to hunt or things I want to hunt. Kind of funny I have hunted on 5 continents, and antelope still beat a lot of things people would crawl through hell to take.

Just like hunting them, growing up in Wyoming and hunting them with my father kind of cemented that. I hope when my daughters are old enough they want to hunt antelope with their dad.

03-12-2012, 10:20 PM
29752974I have killed a pile of goats in Montana. Put in for wyoming this year. But my best hunt was getting my wife her first antelope last year in 2011. Not a monster but a great stalk, and she put him down with one shot a 410 yards. Was a non-hunter when we got married but I cant keep her away from it now. Antelope is a great family hunt.

03-13-2012, 08:18 AM
Thanks guys! We didn't hesitate when we spotted that buck. One look from each of us and he was in trouble. We probably saw a bigger one after we were tagged out but not a cooler looking buck. To me that is the most important element with Pronghorn.

Joe... Those are some top notch pics... Great job. Good looking goats too. Congrats!!

03-13-2012, 09:43 AM
After reading mike's book on antelope, I burned my three WY points and shot my best antelope. I had a great hunt and passing on bucks that I would have shot 5 years ago, wasn't as hard as I thought.
I broke down and went in the special draw with no points. I didn't want to wait another three years to draw a good area. If all else fails, I'll buy some doe tags and check out a new area and do some fly fishing around Cody and the park.
It sure beats waiting for the WA draw only to get another rejection notice.

Joe Hulburt
03-14-2012, 12:49 AM
Joe... Those are some top notch pics... Great job. Good looking goats too. Congrats!!

Thanks! I have to give Mike Eastman some credit as I read and re-read his book and watched the DVD numerous times before we headed out. We had killed a few here in Oregon but most of what we know about Pronghorn hunting and the importance of good field photos was learned in that book. Luckily my son is studying Electronic Journalism and has the photography stuff dialed in.:)