I had a horns shorter than ears hunt here in NV. Was looking for a doe but after a 3 mile hike where I couldn't get on one, this young buck offered a perfect broadside shot from the road at 225 yards. Fun hunt and thanks to my buddy Joe for the company.
I usually do to. Have 2 in my pocket still, but they'll stay there this year. Area I hunt traditionally has lots of antelope in general, this year is the fewest I've ever seen in 15 years, didn't feel right to kill a doe there this year.
Just got back yesterday from my annual trek to the wonderful state of Wyoming. Had a great week, weather was almost too nice but I'll take it.
Got this guy the first afternoon, always wanted one that had horns that sort of tilted out towards the front so this guy did.
Also filled a couple doe tags 2 days later in another unit. Got one down and was pulling it out on the cart and another stepped out so bam hunt over
I was finally able to post a photo (on the WY thread) by cropping and degrading my picture. If this doe posts, then I can finally do an update on the elk success thread. Still a couple years before I can get a buck tag in this unit. Here's a doe I shot at 420 yards. I usually get a lot closer, but it was tough this year.
I have a random question for everyone on this thread (nice bucks, btw): does anyone hunt doe antelope in WY? I usually do each year and the seasons get more and more frustrating. A lot of the units have stipulations that the does can only be harvested within 1/2 mile of irrigated land, I'm assuming to appease farmers and act as a depredation hunt. However, antelope routinely go much further off the fields than this each day and you can usually watch the same herd move to/from the fields but can't always get a shot in that magical 1/2 mile mark.
I can't help but feel like I'm simply making a donation the G&F rather than having a legit chance to harvest does like I used to. Doe antelope hunting is something I've done with my kids for years and it is a fun way to get them out in the field without too many physical limitations on the hunter.
Anyone else experience this and what is your take on it? Quite frankly it torques me off, but maybe I'm just too cantankerous!
We hunted the same unit last year that we hunted this year. 3 of us had 2 doe tags each. So the answer is yes. I really like to hunt the same unit I want to draw a buck tag in, as this provides a great opportunity to scout the area while you are hunting does.