View Full Version : We Got Him!

09-22-2012, 01:57 PM
Well if anyone remembers i posted a video of a buck a couple months ago that was number one on the hitlist. Throughout the months i have been keeping tabs on him and thought i had a pretty good idea of where he would be opening morning. Opening Morning came and as the sun was starting to rise i could make out a herd of antelope and low and behold this guy was in charge. This was my Fiance Saras first big game hunt ever and it was looking to be a fast one. There was only a small rise to conceal us from the antelope so as we crawled our way closer i heard the un mistakable sound of antelope blowing the warning call (im sure some of you have heard this before lol) i pulled up my binoculars to find the buck facing us staring us down repeatedly blowing this warning. Because of the hill we could only see his head, he continued to stay alarmed and pace back and forth 50 yards or so for about 10 minutes all the while only being able to see his head. Then to our left the does had finally had enough and began to run towards the private land and i knew the buck would follow so i told sara to turn her body and focus the scope on the does. i whistled at them and he stopped broadside at 200yds! Boom! she shot and i watched the dust fly behind the buck! Reload! i think you missed! i watched the buck running full blast away from us, as he began to slow and it looked like he would stop and turn again i noticed a bright red spot behind his shoulder and he stopped teatered and fell over! he only ran about 50 yds. I was so excited for her! after all the complaing from her about her not thinking she would like hunting on the ride home she says " I hate to say it but that was fun, i think im a lifer" mission accomplished! I Have Elk next Good luck everyone!

09-22-2012, 02:12 PM
Great story, shot, and pronghorn. Good job man. Tell her congrats.

09-22-2012, 02:20 PM
That's a good one, nice job!

09-22-2012, 05:03 PM
Great buck and awesome story! Congrats on the buck and your lifer! :)

09-22-2012, 05:32 PM
Congratulations, heck of a buck and cool story. Sounds like you did your homework and were set up for sucess. I took my fiance hunting and she got her first antelope this year also. She informed me that I can hunt muleys, elk, and other creatures that require lots of hiking and packing out alone but she gets to go goat hunting with me from now on. It's great to see their excitement when they are sucessful.

Muleys 24/7
09-22-2012, 06:00 PM
Nice buck , congrats!

09-22-2012, 06:17 PM
Thanks for sharing. A great buck for drought year(YEARS)!

09-22-2012, 06:33 PM
Awesome buck! Especially for her first kill. Love the story.

09-22-2012, 07:07 PM
Awesome story and great buck. Congrats!!

09-22-2012, 07:21 PM
Congrats on a great buck. Loved the story

Nebraska Outlander
09-22-2012, 08:15 PM
AWESOME GOAT!!!!!!!! Congrats and good luck with the rest of your season!!!

Nebraska Outlander

T.S. Allen
09-22-2012, 09:08 PM
That is a beautiful goat! CONGRATS!!! I really enjoyed the story. Sounds like you have a keeper. Good luck on elk hopefully the luck keeps on rolling.

09-23-2012, 01:09 AM
Nice buck whats the measurements.

09-23-2012, 12:00 PM
Thanks Everyone! He is at the taxidermist right now but i rough scored him at around 81 inches, ill get him officially scored when the 60 days hits

09-23-2012, 06:42 PM
Awesome Lope buck ! Great story ! Congrats ! Hey, is that Ferris Mtn. in the background ? :)

09-24-2012, 02:01 PM
haha it does look an awful lot like it :)

09-24-2012, 07:43 PM
What a buck! That's awesome.

09-24-2012, 08:19 PM
Congrats on all the hard work paying off! Thanks for the great story and tell her congrats.

09-25-2012, 08:04 AM
Excellent work.. Beautiful goat.

09-25-2012, 08:56 AM
Good job nice one

01-01-2013, 01:22 PM
Got it back form the taxidermist and he scored it over 83" it will be interesting to have it officially scored and see if her first animal ever makes book. its currently in a big buck contest with mine, would be awesome to pull a first and second fingers crossed. whos ready for next year? i am!

Backcountry Stalker
01-01-2013, 02:52 PM
Very cool...congrats! :D

01-02-2013, 12:21 PM
Great buck and story, heck of a buck for her first.

09-22-2014, 11:38 PM
Congratulations on a terrific buck.

09-23-2014, 07:24 AM
Great buck! Congrats.

09-23-2014, 08:14 AM
Very good antelope, enjoyed the pics. and story.

09-23-2014, 08:20 AM
congrats awesome goat

Nebraska Outlander
09-23-2014, 08:22 AM
Congrats, now that you've said the alarm call I wonder if that was what heard when I was hunting. I thought it was the challenge call so I called the same thing back then they ran off. Congrats again I hope to get my wife out next time I go! Way to go!

09-23-2014, 09:22 AM
Nice story, time spent with family, and lope! Congrats to you both.

09-23-2014, 10:57 AM
That is a sweet buck, congrats!!!

09-23-2014, 12:27 PM
Old thread reborn but I'm glad it did. You did a great job on setting up for the trophy shots. As I get older I find that I enjoy looking at the trophy photos of hunts more than mounts; especially if I have my kids or buddies in the photos. Taking the time to do setup prior to the shot is really important to me. I look back at some of the photos of me posing with deer in the back of a truck bed or still attached to a 4-wheeler and wish I would have done things a little different back then.

09-23-2014, 06:47 PM
Congrats on the beautiful buck! Hell of a score.

09-24-2014, 08:14 AM
Great buck! Congrats to all involved!

09-24-2014, 08:46 AM
Awesome. Great hunt!

09-24-2014, 08:50 AM
Sweet buck

09-24-2014, 11:14 AM
yowza looks like a good one

D. Robert Franz
10-01-2014, 11:36 AM
Congrats to her on her first. Great buck and story... Looks a lot like my 2014 buck...

10-09-2014, 08:59 AM
Congrats on the nice buck, and good job getting one you were after

11-05-2014, 08:54 PM
What a great story! I have a Sara, who is 10, who smiled as big as that picture when I showed her your post!

Thats Awesome Man! Nothing better to me than seeing your kid smile doing something you are passionate about... Pass it on!

11-06-2014, 07:57 AM
Whopper! Congratulations and thanks for posting!

11-06-2014, 08:33 AM
Great story. Congrats!

11-06-2014, 10:57 AM
That is a hell of a goat!