Going on my First Antelope Hunt this Summer

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  • February 5, 2014 at 9:28 pm #618210 Back to Top REPORT
    Well my friends, I will be going on my first Antelope hunt this summer. I leave my house on August 12 to make the drive to Wyoming for opening day of Antelope season!! I just put my deposit down on the hunt and I am super pumped!! {#emotions_dlg.mathews}
    February 6, 2014 at 1:08 am #618227 Back to Top REPORT
    bookemdano
    Bookemdano

    Age: 42
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    Location: Manitoba
    That’s cool. I hunted near Gillette in 2004 but with a rifle.
    I want to go back with the bow. Good luck!
    February 6, 2014 at 8:40 am #618247 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

    Age: 62
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    Good luck – is it a water hole bow hunt?
    February 6, 2014 at 1:52 pm #618287 Back to Top REPORT

    conquestador

    Age: 63
    Joined: 12/10/2009
    Location: Upstate NY
    It’s great to have something to look forward to.  Good luck.
    February 6, 2014 at 5:39 pm #618311 Back to Top REPORT
    Thank you everyone! I am super excited and anxious to get out there! Yes Bow Drawn, I will be in a blind overlooking a water hole. Do you have any advice for a first timer?? {#emotions_dlg.mathews_big_smile}
    February 6, 2014 at 7:23 pm #618335 Back to Top REPORT

    aspieser

    Joined: 1/13/2010
    Bring lots of water for yourself, be prepared to sit all day, and definitely have a range finder handy.  Antelope with a bow is a blast!  August in Wyoming can be hot and windy.
    February 6, 2014 at 7:29 pm #618337 Back to Top REPORT
    straightedge123
    StraightEdge123

    Joined: 10/22/2007
    Where are you from?  Have you ever even seen an antelope before?

    {#emotions_dlg.mathews_laughing}

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    February 6, 2014 at 10:02 pm #618362 Back to Top REPORT
    Thank you aspieser, I plan on bringing alot of water with me. Lol! Yes I have seen Antelope before, but never hunted them. Not that I didnt want to. I just never got the tags for one. I think they are just stunning to look at and I cant wait to go!!! {#emotions_dlg.mathews}
    February 7, 2014 at 9:05 am #618389 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

    Age: 62
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    Thank you everyone! I am super excited and anxious to get out there! Yes Bow Drawn, I will be in a blind overlooking a water hole. Do you have any advice for a first timer??{#emotions_dlg.mathews_big_smile}

    Pray it does not rain before or during your hunt and bring something to occupy your time like a book because it can get to be a long wait for the right buck to come in to bow range. If you have not hunted out of a blind try some practice shots before going out of one. Your shooting out of a blind is different than sitting in a chair and shooting. Most guys will shoot the blind because of a change in their form. It’s easy to do.

    Bring a good camera with you because there is some animals that show up to the water tanks that might be something to capture with it.

    Oh and bring the toilet stuff {#emotions_dlg.mathews_rolling_eyes}

    February 7, 2014 at 9:05 am #618390 Back to Top REPORT
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    Bow Drawn

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    Thank you everyone! I am super excited and anxious to get out there! Yes Bow Drawn, I will be in a blind overlooking a water hole. Do you have any advice for a first timer??{#emotions_dlg.mathews_big_smile}

    Pray it does not rain before or during your hunt and bring something to occupy your time like a book because it can get to be a long wait for the right buck to come in to bow range. If you have not hunted out of a blind try some practice shots before going out of one. Your shooting out of a blind is different than sitting in a chair and shooting. Most guys will shoot the blind because of a change in their form. It’s easy to do.

    Bring a good camera with you because there is some animals that show up to the water tanks that might be something to capture with it.

    Oh and bring the toilet stuff {#emotions_dlg.mathews_rolling_eyes}

    February 7, 2014 at 2:26 pm #618536 Back to Top REPORT
    vash
    vash

    Joined: 5/30/2010
    i’m to jealous to respond.

    (good luck!!  i think this is gonna be awesome)

    any provisions to hop out of the blind and do some spot and stalk if the conditions are right?  i think shooting from behind a fake decoy would be a hoot!!

    February 7, 2014 at 5:07 pm #618578 Back to Top REPORT
    thunderchicken21
    thunderchicken21

    Age: 29
    Joined: 8/4/2006
    Location: Ohio
    Never been myself so I can’t really add anything, but wanted to wish ya luck!  I want to give it a try sometime.
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    February 7, 2014 at 5:57 pm #618582 Back to Top REPORT

    Thank you everyone! I am super excited and anxious to get out there! Yes Bow Drawn, I will be in a blind overlooking a water hole. Do you have any advice for a first timer??{#emotions_dlg.mathews_big_smile}

    Pray it does not rain before or during your hunt and bring something to occupy your time like a book because it can get to be a long wait for the right buck to come in to bow range. If you have not hunted out of a blind try some practice shots before going out of one. Your shooting out of a blind is different than sitting in a chair and shooting. Most guys will shoot the blind because of a change in their form. It’s easy to do.

    Bring a good camera with you because there is some animals that show up to the water tanks that might be something to capture with it.

    Oh and bring the toilet stuff {#emotions_dlg.mathews_rolling_eyes}

    Thank you Bow Drawn, and I will bring the toilet stuff! lol! Yes I will be watching the weather every chance I get over there.  And I will have my camera out for sure! I will post the pics on here as soon as I get back! Hopefully i will be sitting behind my nice Antelope buck!

    i’m to jealous to respond. 

    (good luck!! i think this is gonna be awesome)

    any provisions to hop out of the blind and do some spot and stalk if the conditions are right? i think shooting from behind a fake decoy would be a hoot!!

    Yes I agree doing some spot and stalk would be awesome and I could only imacgine how pumped I would be if I was behind a decoy and got a nice buck!
    Thanks guys and I hope I have luck on my side!!

    February 17, 2014 at 6:49 pm #619804 Back to Top REPORT
    treestandwolf
    Treestandwolf

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    Your going to have a blast.

    I bow hunted in  Buffalo last August and took a nice pronghorn.

    Take plenty of pics!

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    February 18, 2014 at 5:40 pm #619892 Back to Top REPORT
    Thanks Treestandwolf! I will take lots of pics and I will post them as soon as I can! I know the hunt isnt until august but I cant wait!! I am so pumped!!
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