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Old 10-10-2011, 10:32 AM
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My friend and I went out to Northeastern Wyoming for some pronghorn hunting. It was his first ever trip out west, and we filled both our buck & doe tags. We were hunting near the Wyoming/Montana/S.D. border....as a matter of fact, we were staying in MT, and our meat was processed in S.D.

Tim's buck:


My Buck:


Tim's doe:


My doe:


It was hotter than Hades that weekend! Temp was 95F on Sat (opening day), after starting out in the 40's.....hence why I changed from my cowboy hat to a bandana......I was sweating my arse off!
Anyway, we had a good time, and it was a blast to see Tim having his first experience with Wyoming hunting.....he still can't believe that you can ride around with your rifle next to you instead of in a case!
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:54 AM
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Great job and some nice goats! Congrats
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:01 AM
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I'm not surprised you filled your tags, I saw lots of them when I went through that area the beginning of Sept.
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:31 PM
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That area can be a barrel stretcher. I saw a neck shot on one buck and a lung/heart on the doe. Good shooting and what calibers were you using?
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:09 PM
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I saw a neck shot on one buck and a lung/heart on the doe. Good shooting and what calibers were you using?
Actually, that 'neck shot' is an opitical illusion....that is just some blood that was on the cape when we flipped it. It was actually a nice double lung shot that flipped that buck....when he went down, we saw all 4 feet in the air before he rolled down the opposite side of the hill.

My friend was using a Remington M700 in .300 Win. magnum with 150 grain Remington Core-lokt ammuntion. I was using a Interarms Mark X Viscount that I've had since 1978 in .30-06. I was using a handload consisting of a Sierra 150 grain BTSP with a Winchester case, CCI 250 primer, and 56.0 grains of Hodgdon H414. The white paper taped to the stock had all my data on it for bullet drop out to 300 yards, as well as wind drift for various wind speeds. Fortunately, our guide was very, very good at getting us to within reasonable shooting range; my friend's shots were 140 yards for his buck and 180 for his doe, and mine was 230 yards for my buck and 75 for my doe.
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:08 PM
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Mr 16 gauge. I always ask calibers because I make custom rifles. The ones you fellows used are certainly adequate. My favorite is a 25-06 or 6.5-06 for antelope. The plain 117 grain Sierra is a good bullet and does them in quite well. On a broadside aim right behind the elbow of the front leg (heart area). They either drop in their tracks or go hell bent for 100 yards before crashing in a pile of dust. I go by that area occasionally and like the WIDE OPEN spaces.
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:08 PM
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nice!

just give me a shout and I'll be right over to take that nasty, smelly stink-a-lope meat off your hands
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:19 AM
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Mr 16.. Looks like y'all did it right. Sure was hot those days..Cooled off a bit now. Snow on the mountains and all. Hard to beat the ol 30-06. Good job and glad you had some fun.. Nice pics too. Going elk huntingnext week. about time. One of my hunting partners got both his antelope last week.
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Mr 16 gauge. I always ask calibers because I make custom rifles. The ones you fellows used are certainly adequate. My favorite is a 25-06 or 6.5-06 for antelope.
Larry,
On my last trip out west, I took my mule deer and 2 antelope with my 6.5x55 M96 Mauser.....I don't know why this round isn't more popular here in the states (Maybe because of the metric designation? Maybe they should have renamed it the ".264 Scandanavian" or some such thing?)...It is probably (IMHO) just as good as a .270 and doesn't have a lot of recoil...good round for new shooters, IMO. I can see were a 6.5-06 would be a good choice as well.

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Shoot me a p.m. when you get back from ND.....I'm sure we can work out something for a package of steaks. (the antelope sure do stink, but the meat doesn't!)

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Good luck on the elk hunt....hope you find that big 7x7 behind the first tree!
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no problem!

wouldnt want you to poison yourself. Lopey is almost as bad as morel mushrooms





Im hoping to bring back some sandhill sirloin!
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:58 PM
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[QUOTE=Mr. 16 gauge;343006Skeet:
Good luck on the elk hunt....hope you find that big 7x7 behind the first tree![/QUOTE]
Well to be really honest I don't want to shoot a big ol Bull. I just want some eating meat so a cow will do..and is preferred. Oh and as for the moose post with caribou the moose seem to be doing ok in the areas I hunt. I kinda creep through the woods and routinely walk up on them..some nice bulls too but not anywhere as large as Alaska moose. And it seems to actually be easier to draw a moose tag if you are a non-resident..but as a nonresident i think you have to use an outfitter. Moose tags are very hard to draw in Wyoming. I have a friend that has been trying for 12 yrs..I have been trying for 6 yrs with no luck. a caribou trip would be a lot of fun I think. I hunted the Porcupine herd oh so many years ago.. When they migrate you will see so many bou it isn't funny..Hard to pick outr a good bull that way..Always the next one will be bigger. LOL
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