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Old 09-28-2019, 11:00 PM   #1
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First time hunting antelope and itís a blast. Drew a rifle tag this year in western SD and only had a couple days to hunt with my wifeís uncle and cousin. Flew in last night and woke up this morning to 45 F and light rain.

We were on several bucks early and had one on the ground mid-morning. Not a big one, but the biggest we saw and he has a cool little kicker.

It was really fun watching this buck running off the other smaller bucks and trying to keep his harem of does together. Looking forward to bowhunting these guys in the future. That will be a real challenge in this wide open prairie.









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Old 09-28-2019, 11:02 PM   #2
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Congrats man! Nice goat!
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Old 09-28-2019, 11:03 PM   #3
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NIce. That looks like East river?
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Old 09-28-2019, 11:19 PM   #4
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Congrats on a great trophy. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-28-2019, 11:32 PM   #5
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NIce. That looks like East river?


It definitely looks like an east river ag field, but West river, just east of Rapid city. There is a little bit of Ag land around here too.


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Old 09-28-2019, 11:40 PM   #6
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Good stuff!
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Old 09-28-2019, 11:50 PM   #7
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Nice, congrats
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:22 AM   #8
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:30 AM   #9
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Fun critter to hunt
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:38 AM   #10
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Congratulations! Bucket list animal for me.
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:46 AM   #11
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Nice.. Looks nice and cool up there too..
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Old 09-29-2019, 08:25 AM   #12
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Old 09-29-2019, 09:32 AM   #13
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Old 09-29-2019, 11:16 AM   #14
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Old 09-29-2019, 11:22 AM   #15
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Old 10-05-2020, 12:23 AM   #16
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Got lucky and drew another tag in SD this year. Drove up Friday and punched my tag yesterday.

After seeing a few groups early we found one herd far off in a cut wheat field that appeared to have a decent buck. We walked up along the ditch and then crawled 200 yrds along a fence line to get within range. When we set up at the fence the main buck in a the herd was nowhere to be found.

We sat there glassing for a while as they fed and he started trotting back over the hill - after he apparently ran off another buck.
Heading back to the herd the buck smelled or spotted us and started coming slowly closer to check us out. He started pawing the ground and rubbing his horns on the stubble trying to show off. After he turned broadside it was all over. Looking forward to antelope loin and backstrap on the grill when I get home.







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Old 10-05-2020, 05:45 AM   #17
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Your wearing them speedgoats out congratulations
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Old 10-05-2020, 06:18 AM   #18
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Old 10-05-2020, 06:46 AM   #19
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Old 10-05-2020, 07:02 AM   #20
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Old 10-05-2020, 08:20 AM   #21
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Old 10-05-2020, 08:53 AM   #22
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Old 10-05-2020, 09:03 AM   #23
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Congrats! I will be there in November for whitetail. I cant wait.
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Old 10-05-2020, 09:10 AM   #24
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Congrats ! Nice buck and even better eating.....
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Old 10-05-2020, 09:44 AM   #25
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Waydago, I bet thats a good time
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Old 10-05-2020, 09:52 AM   #26
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Old 10-05-2020, 10:31 AM   #27
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Nice....Congrats!!!
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Old 10-01-2022, 11:47 PM   #28
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Back in SD this year with an tag. I didnít draw for antelope last year, but did draw and fill a mule deer tag here.

We started early this morning driving and glassing and saw a lot of mule deer and whitetail in the draws. Antelope were not in the usual spots early but we ended up spotting a decent buck with two does about 1/2 mile away on a flat. We dropped down into the draw behind us and side-hilled it around for several hundred years. Came up another draw and couldnít see them due to the little rise in front but I figured they were close unless they spooked. We crawled around 100 yrds and could finally see them feeding out in front. The wind was perfect and they didnít have a clue we were there. I got into position to make the shot and dropped him at ~170 yrds. First hunt with the Ruger 25-06 I got a couple years ago. It turns out I killed this goat within sight of where I shot a mule deer last year. This part of the state is unique where you can see whitetails, muleys, and antelope in the same areas. Itís hard for me to believe but my buddy even saw two bull elk out here that mustíve traveled down from the Black hills which are probably 30-40 miles away.

My buddy that lives here with ended up shooting a nice goat this afternoon after a similar stalk in a different unit a few miles away. It was pretty warm today so we got them both quartered and put in the fridge this evening. Only bad thing is we both tagged out on the first day. Looks like Iíll just have to go trout fishing in the hills tomorrow.






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Old 10-02-2022, 12:51 AM   #29
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Old 10-02-2022, 04:20 AM   #30
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Old 10-02-2022, 07:33 AM   #31
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Waydago!
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Old 10-02-2022, 08:22 AM   #32
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Old 10-02-2022, 08:27 AM   #33
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Old 10-03-2022, 08:10 AM   #34
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Im headed to SD in a couple weeks for mule deer archery. Never been that far north so gonna be a great experience.

Some nice goats congrats!
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Old 10-03-2022, 08:18 AM   #35
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Old 10-03-2022, 09:02 AM   #36
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Im headed to SD in a couple weeks for mule deer archery. Never been that far north so gonna be a great experience.

Some nice goats congrats!

Sounds great, what area/county? I hunt between Rapid city and Wall. The bucks are in bachelor groups. I saw 13 bucks together the other day.


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Old 10-03-2022, 09:19 AM   #37
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Old 10-03-2022, 09:52 AM   #38
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Congratulations to you! Speedgoats are a lot of fun to hunt.

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Old 10-03-2022, 10:07 AM   #39
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Old 10-03-2022, 10:31 AM   #40
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Awesome! 3 goats in 4 seasons...heck of an accomplishment!
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