Going on my First Antelope Hunt this Summer

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  • February 19, 2014 at 10:58 pm #620021 Back to Top REPORT

    Zedd

    Joined: 2/20/2014
    I have eaten lotsa deer, elk, bison, rabbit, etc, plus lotsa african wild game (I used to live in South Africa), and antelope is my favorite, hands down. Unless you counting jerky, South African Ostrich biltong, well, anyway, bon apetite!
    February 20, 2014 at 5:46 pm #620098 Back to Top REPORT
    jeeper
    Jeeper

    Joined: 10/23/2009
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    Sounds great. I’m sure you’ll have fun whether or not you get one. {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}
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    February 21, 2014 at 8:38 am #620134 Back to Top REPORT
    Thank you Zedd and Jeeper. Its been a long while since Ive eaten antelope, but I know I love it! Do you have any good recipes for Antelope Zedd? Jeeper I am so pupmped up! you wouldnt beilieve it! I think I am driving my lady crazy just talking about it!! I know I will have a great time either way!! Thank again guys and take care{#emotions_dlg.mathews}
    March 14, 2014 at 7:54 pm #622741 Back to Top REPORT
    Ok my friends just an update on my prong horn hunt this summer. Application has been entered and among one of three areas I will be drawing for is area 73! That is in Casper Wyoming.. Lets hope I draw that area. I know Wyoming has good prong horns in lots of areas but Casper is among the best.. I hope lady luck is on my side.. {#emotions_dlg.mathews_praying}
    March 17, 2014 at 7:09 pm #623021 Back to Top REPORT
    pete
    pete

    Age: 46
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    We’re thinking about putting together a trip as well, haven’t been in a few years and it is a blast!  It’s probably too early for a buck decoy, we seem to have the best luck +/- 4 days around Sep 20.  If given any flexibility, don’t be afraid to take advantage of their poor low light vision.  Early morning or late evening stalks can be pretty effective.  Also, they don’t seem to move at night like whitetails, elk, etc.  We often put them to bed like turkeys and set up in the dark for a stalk first thing.  most of the time they are laying right where we found them the night before.  Good luck!
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    March 17, 2014 at 7:27 pm #623022 Back to Top REPORT

    We’re thinking about putting together a trip as well, haven’t been in a few years and it is a blast! It’s probably too early for a buck decoy, we seem to have the best luck +/- 4 days around Sep 20. If given any flexibility, don’t be afraid to take advantage of their poor low light vision. Early morning or late evening stalks can be pretty effective. Also, they don’t seem to move at night like whitetails, elk, etc. We often put them to bed like turkeys and set up in the dark for a stalk first thing. most of the time they are laying right where we found them the night before. Good luck!

    Thank you for the advice Pete! I didnt know they had poor low light visibility and that they dont move at night.. I will add those to my very limited bag of tricks and I will let you know how it goes!! Good luck on your hunt and keep me posted

    March 20, 2014 at 7:48 am #623293 Back to Top REPORT

    Camolange

    Joined: 6/30/2011
    I would suggest trying your range finder from inside your blind to make sure it works far enough back in the blind to not spook the buck when you range him. When I hunted Wyoming I had to be right up next to the blind window with my range finder to get it to work and up that close to the window the buck would catch that movement and spook. I ended up  placing rocks at 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 yards so I didn’t need the range finder. I found guessing the range in that open country extra hard. Also be sure you have a light on your pins because in the middle part of  a bright day it will be difficult to see your pins without a light! Good luck and Let us know how the hunt goes!
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