I Shoot Mathews

First Antelope Image
Location: Dawes CountyAlbum: Antelope, Coues & Blacktail DeerAnimal Harvested or Shoot Type: Antelope

First Antelope

October 25, 2009 by Casey Robinson

I had went almost an entire month of pulling cactus needles out of my knees and arms in hopes of closing the distance with one of the Midwest’s most prized trophies, the pronghorn antelope. Soon the August heat was replaced with a nice blanket of snow and I was beginning to think my antelope hunt was over. I had already put so much time and effort this year and nothing seemed to pay off. Luckily for me I was attending Chadron State College which in just a few minutes I could be in antelope country, which I was every spare second I had. Finally one morning I got out of class early and decided to give it one more chance and in less than a half hour I was already putting a stalk on a respectable buck. I closed the distance to 36 yards, which is near impossible if you have ever hunted the animals, but I had and now it was the moment of truth. I had practiced my Mathews Drenalin all summer and I knew it could get the job done. I drew as the buck fed slowly quartering away. I slowly moved my finger to the release and released the arrow. At 320 fps the goat hadn’t even flinched when my arrow had completely went through him, making a perfect heart shot. As a result my first antelope didn’t step one step over 20 yrds. Thanks Mathews, Casey

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