WAHOO A HUNTING FORUM! Antelope in Wyoming

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by bmarg, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. bmarg

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    These are my two antelope. The one with the closer together horns is from 2009. When we went back in 2010 I chose the one with really wide horns. This is probably the widest antelope I have ever seen. I chose the wide one because my one from the year before had such close horns. Not the biggest antelope ever, but I think they are both pretty nice.
     

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  2. FOUR4D4

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    Thats nice congratulations:)
     

  3. axxe55

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    nice looking antelopes there Bmarg!
     
  4. squirrelhunter

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    Very nice indeed.How long of shots???
     
  5. bmarg

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    Both shots were right around 100 probably. The top buck I had to put the sneak on and accidentally ran into his plain of sight at about the 100 yards. I paused got into my own sitting shooting position, using my knee as a rest, and dropped him on the first shot. The bottom one was.... lets say a little more of a challenge and I don't want to talk about it. :eek:
     
  6. FOUR4D4

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    That looks like a Remington 7600 in the bottom photo?
     
  7. bmarg

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    I am actually not positive because it was a friends gun I borrowed because at the time the largest caliber rifle I had was a model 60 in .22. The summer in between these hunts I went out and purchased a Remington 700 in the stainless steal you can see in the top picture. That was the first gun I ever personally purchased.
     
  8. FOUR4D4

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    Thats exactly why I never let anyone barrow any of my guns :D
     
  9. bmarg

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    Why don't you let people borrow your guns?
     
  10. FOUR4D4

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    I meant it in a joking way.
     
  11. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    I doubt I could get that close to 1 :D.
     
  12. bmarg

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    I was really surprised when I got into that opening in front of him that he didn't leave. I guess I got lucky because I never thought I would get that close either!
     
  13. marnewick

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    Here is a nice springbok ram and in the other photo a red hartebees both hunted in the kalahari with my trusted ruger m77 338 win mag. The Hartebees was shot at 355yds and the springbok at 325yds with Nosler accubond 180gr bullets
     

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  14. marnewick

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    I have bought the Marlin 45-70 to hunt Eland and blue wildebeest at close range in the bushveld (under 150yds)
     
  15. Windy

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    That is exactly why I'm afraid to go hunting. :(
     
  16. Hyphenated

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    Great photos marnewick....thanks for sharing.
     
  17. greyhawk50

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    Based on my interaction with a fellow South African Hunter, you have some pretty formidable game where you live. Dangerous game that requires serious equipment and tactics. Here in the States, the meanest critters that we might face are Grizzlies and maybe a Mountain Lion. I understand that hunting dangerous game is an option or a choice. At any rate, be careful while in the bush. We want you to stick around long enough for us to get to know you better. ;)
     
  18. marnewick

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    Well if you guys are up to serious hunting you can always contact me and I can organize you guys a hunt you will never forget. The offer is open
     
  19. 28Shooter

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    Careful what you offer, I'm going to retire in a couple of years and hope to get to Africa sometime after that. Both of my kids should be finished with college and I expect to have a little disposable income again!
     
  20. FOUR4D4

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    Sounds like a plan to me, That would be awesome