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    WY 2012 Antelope

    Here are some photo's of the buck I shot this year. I had scouted two full days before the season and did not see very many good goats. I all fairness I did not cover the whole area because of its size. I did see a very good goat on the opener evening but I'm not sure this one was the one I saw that evening. Must be getting old.
    My original goal was to kill an 80in buck and better the 79 7/8 inch one I took last year. I got real lucky and drew a tag in the special draw with no points. I told myself that I needed to hold out and look really look hard for a buck like that.
    Well all that went out the window on the second day. I let myself give in to height. I never shot an antelope over 14 1/2 in and at 278yd I knew this guy would go 15in I had hunted this group of antelope for over 3 hr in some open grass lands that I thought I'd never be able to get close to them in. When I did see this buck again, I did not have the time to put the spotting scope on him. So I shot him. I'm happy with him, 15 1/4in and my tallest buck of the 10 I've taken. He had decent mass, a bit over 6in on the first two measurements and he carries his mass well to the end. His prongs suck with the left one missing 1/2 an inch.
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    I retrospect I did a lot of things wrong on this hunt, most of which was not following Mikes four 7s rule laid out in his book.
    1. I needed to look at more bucks and cover more of the area before I shot.
    2. Mass is every thing and a buck in the mid 14 inch range with great mass and prongs can break 80in
    3. You need to look him over with your spotting scope before you shoot.
    4. I had a week to hunt and I should have.
    Oh well there's all ways next time.
    The last photo was of the buck I shot last season. He scored 79 7/8in Great mass but a bit short at 13 7/8 inches. He is missing both his ivory tips or he would have scored a bit over 80.
    Last edited by Fish; 10-29-2012 at 10:45 AM.

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    Very nice Fish. Congratulations. That is a nice looking Antelope.

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    Nice goat!! I got a nice 1 there early October!!!!

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    Fish- you did GREAT and I am impressed with this buck. He will go upper 70s, correct?

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    Awesome buck! I would have been thrilled with that one as well.

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    Hey fish. He's still a great lookin goat. I did the same thing in 2009. I went after a couple bucks early in the day that were pushing 80". After two blown stalks on great bucks I got over excited when I saw a 15" buck and shot without looking him over.(I never even let him turn his head) Mine didn't even make 70". I am still very proud of him but part of me still wishes I would have been a little more patient. Live and learn I guess.

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    Musket Man,
    i saw your post on your hunt. That's is a real nice antelope you killed. It looks like you killed him the first day you hunted.
    I told you there were some nice bucks there.

    Snowstorm,
    He a good buck and I think he'll go 78 and change, but he's nothing compared to your CO monster. Thats a great buck for any ware you hunt antelope. Good job.

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    thx fish, let's just put it this way, a lot of luck was involved. If you do this often enough, once in a while you should get lucky. I'm 51 now...came to CO in 83. I hope no one has to wait as long as I did for some help from above.

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    Nice buck! Lucky you to draw a tag with no points
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    Great buck! Learn from your hunt and the next time you will make that 80" mark.

 

 

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