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Old 08-16-2021, 10:54 AM   #1
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Not sure how any of you crazy people hunt these with a bow.

Hunted out of Unit 13, 30 miles from Magdalena, NM. Greenest it's been in 20 years, which made the hunt pretty challenging.

These things can disappear quicker than my brother-in-law when the check comes at dinner! Wild, not even run off, just disappear in the arroyo and bed down.

Had a blast, had to use a rifle because I'm not a skilled enough hunter to bow hunt them.

340 yard shot after a 1/2 mile run up a ridge to get in position. Hunted hard 14 hours the day before.





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Old 08-16-2021, 10:58 AM   #2
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Congrats!! 340 is a poke!

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Old 08-16-2021, 11:13 AM   #3
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Congrats!! 340 is a poke!

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Range shooting at 500 and hunting at 300+ are two different animals. I practice on steel long range lol, not the same for sure.

It was on the end of my comfort zone for sure but was able to get a good shot off from an elevated position with a good rest.
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Old 08-16-2021, 11:15 AM   #4
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Fabulous..............................
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Old 08-16-2021, 11:26 AM   #5
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Congrats!
Looks like a Browning rifle
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Old 08-16-2021, 11:28 AM   #6
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Old 08-16-2021, 11:31 AM   #7
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Congrats on a beautiful animal! Was this public or private land, draw or OTC tag?
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Old 08-16-2021, 11:35 AM   #8
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Looks like a Browning rifle
It's actually a Ruger with a Magpul stock.
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Old 08-16-2021, 11:36 AM   #9
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Congrats on a beautiful animal! Was this public or private land, draw or OTC tag?
Private land with an OTC tag.

I think it's new but they sell OTC tags for any private land, they ask the unit for the hunt code but Fish and Game said it was good for any private land.

I thought you would have to get landowner tags for private land when I started researching it.
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Old 08-16-2021, 12:00 PM   #10
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Cool! Watched em run by our goose spreads plenty out west and wanted to shoot one ever since! Good job!
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Old 08-16-2021, 12:19 PM   #11
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Post some close ups of his horns and a side view please! Love those wide goats
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Old 08-16-2021, 12:22 PM   #12
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Congratulations! I like the wide track horns!
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Old 08-16-2021, 12:27 PM   #13
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Stud! Way to get it done!
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Old 08-16-2021, 12:33 PM   #14
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Well done! The majority of archery Antelope hunting is done out of a blind over a waterhole.
Spot and stalk with a bow is a big challenge but I know guys who do it with a decoy.

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Old 08-16-2021, 12:34 PM   #15
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more high fives to you
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Old 08-16-2021, 12:48 PM   #16
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Congrats. That's awesome!
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Old 08-16-2021, 01:00 PM   #17
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Well, Iíve killed more goats with a bow than a rifle, but considerably under 340 yards. I could see the last oneís eyelashes before I sent the arrow. They are fun to hunt either way, and good to eat also. Congrats !
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Old 08-16-2021, 01:40 PM   #18
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Congrats

On my want list for sure
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Old 08-16-2021, 01:53 PM   #19
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Congrats....Beautiful animal for sure, What a trophy!!!
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Old 08-16-2021, 04:09 PM   #20
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Congrats! Definitely a hunt I hope to do within the next few years. But like you, I'm doing that one with a rifle!
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Old 08-16-2021, 04:14 PM   #21
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Well done. I'll be in GMU 41 next week.
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Old 08-16-2021, 04:19 PM   #22
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when my son and I were in NM hiking a few weeks ago and drew from Taos to the OK panhandle I was amazed at how green everything was.
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Old 08-16-2021, 04:22 PM   #23
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Congrats on the speed goat.
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Old 08-16-2021, 04:54 PM   #24
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Old 08-16-2021, 06:04 PM   #25
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Awesome, congrats!!
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Old 08-16-2021, 06:30 PM   #26
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Old 08-16-2021, 06:33 PM   #27
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Nice goat for sure... congrats
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Old 08-16-2021, 06:40 PM   #28
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Dang they sound pretty quick. As a professional BIL, I disappear when I see the waiter at the register.
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Old 08-16-2021, 06:55 PM   #29
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Thats a real nice one

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Old 08-16-2021, 07:18 PM   #30
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Nice speed goat! Congratulations ��
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Old 08-16-2021, 07:23 PM   #31
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Nice, congrats.
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Old 08-16-2021, 08:25 PM   #32
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Congratulations, a very nice antelope, and also very nice shooting.
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Old 08-16-2021, 08:34 PM   #33
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Very nice! Congrats
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Old 08-16-2021, 09:34 PM   #34
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Beauty!
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Old 08-16-2021, 10:29 PM   #35
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when my son and I were in NM hiking a few weeks ago and drew from Taos to the OK panhandle I was amazed at how green everything was.
Greenest Iíve ever seen it.
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Old 08-16-2021, 11:10 PM   #36
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Old 08-17-2021, 05:13 AM   #37
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Congrats on a great pronghorn!!


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Old 08-17-2021, 10:23 AM   #38
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Well done. I'll be in GMU 41 next week.
Good luck!
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Old 08-17-2021, 10:24 AM   #39
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Nice!!
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Old 08-17-2021, 12:30 PM   #40
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Congrats.
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Old 08-17-2021, 01:28 PM   #41
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Congratulations

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Old 08-17-2021, 02:01 PM   #42
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Awesome job!!!
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Old 08-17-2021, 06:25 PM   #43
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Old 08-17-2021, 08:42 PM   #44
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Congrats Richard!
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Old 08-17-2021, 08:51 PM   #45
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Awesome antelope, great shot.
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Old 08-17-2021, 08:54 PM   #46
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Dang it son. That's awesome.
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Old 08-17-2021, 09:33 PM   #47
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Nice and congrats. Going after my first in October in Texas...can't wait!
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Old 08-18-2021, 10:00 AM   #48
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Nice and congrats. Going after my first in October in Texas...can't wait!
Good luck! Where are you hunting?
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Old 08-18-2021, 10:07 AM   #49
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Congrats! That’s a heck of a shot.
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Old 08-18-2021, 10:34 AM   #50
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Congrats! Thatís a heck of a shot.
Practice, Vortex glass with EBC Reticle, and Hornady 143g ELDX make it much more doable. I wouldn't have from a standing position but was able to get prone with a bipod. Hornady's ballistic calculators are a life saver. I've memorized my MOA come up at 100-yard intervals out to 500.
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