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Old 10-19-2012, 03:11 PM   #11
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One thing I've learned about hunting Lopers is when you shoot and don't hit your loper don't stand up and watch them run away thinking that " Well I blew it " I've seen folks do this and they shouldn't. What happens (not always) is the lopers will run and often run quite far only to turn and run right back to where you shot from. By not standing up you may get another shot and possibly even closer than the first shot.
I've taken well over 30 antelope and every hunt is just as exciting as the first. MC
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:23 AM   #12
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Thanks for the input and advice guys. Just thought I'd give an update, the season is over and my tag is unfilled but I had a great time and learned a lot. I enjoyed the sights and sounds of the prarrie the challenge of trying to get close to the critters.
First off, I didn't think there would be many hunters out there, wrong, the place was crawling with them the first two days. But many had to go home after the weekend so I got part of Monday and all day Friday,to hunt in relative peace and quiet. Seems that no matter how many yards of cactus you crawl through, they are still 400 yards away, or they materialize fifty yards from you when you're busy glassing a distant hill.
At any rate, I'm hooked and I have to go again, maybe I can get a Wyoming doe tag next year.

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Old 10-26-2012, 04:46 AM   #13
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Locnload, that is the life of an Antelope hunter. Hunting Goats looks easy before the season. The Prairie Goat has evaded hunters 2 legged and 4 legged for a million years. It is great that you have learned something about goat hunting and you are ready to go again.

As you know Wyoming Antelope NR tags for does can be bought OTC. Just watch the G&F Web page after the drawing. Good luck.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:33 AM   #14
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Glad you had a great time! It sounds like a similar experience I had while hunting with a couple buddies, one was trying to get a shot at 400 or 500 yds away and one of them ran right up behind us about 50 yds! He blazed by our buddy trying to shoot, he was 25 yds in front of us crawling, we tried to get his attention by calling name but not too loud. He couldn't hear us and was wondering why we didn't tell him. It a great hunt also, I am ready to do it again!
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