Antelope the old fashioned way

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Hartford Pete
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Antelope the old fashioned way

Post by Hartford Pete » Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:56 am

Saturday morning I went out for antelope with one of only 5 tags issued for a buck antelope on private land in Colorado unit 80. I had several places to go and was more interested in method than killing a B&C animal. I was pretty familiar with what was available and the first buck I saw was one I had deemed satisfactory. I was able to get with about 125 yards and that was that.

I want to thank both Rdnk and Orville for trying to help me with Lyman 457121PH and PP loads, respectively. I was unable to meet a self imposed standard with either, but my rifle likes the Govt. bullet cast 30:1 and that is what I used. Maybe next time.

Trying to post pics now including one with my antelope hound. -plc-

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Re: Antelope the old fashioned way

Post by BFD » Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:28 am

Nice job! And I love that tracking dog!!!

I got my antelope on Thursday with a blackpowder rifle as well.

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Re: Antelope the old fashioned way

Post by rdnck » Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:39 pm

It looks like you and your hunting buddy had a very good day. Congratulations. Shoot straight, rdnck.
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Re: Antelope the old fashioned way

Post by J.B. » Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:50 pm

Well done on the hunt and the load certainly did the job. Another vote for your 'tracker' as well. We have two mini daschhunds and they are just amazing little dogs...and great company. :)

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Re: Antelope the old fashioned way

Post by bruce m » Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:03 pm

known in oz as sausage dogs.
they give 110%.
keep safe,
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Re: Antelope the old fashioned way

Post by Hartford Pete » Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:07 pm

Since folks seem to like little Jake (the wiener dog), here's a little more on him.
He goes just about everywhere with me. Rides on the gas tank of the 4 wheeler, in the tractor when we use the bigger one with a cab and certainly in the truck. After the antelope was down and dead, my wife "released" him and he ran right up to it and grabbed it by the throat. He does this with deer and elk as well. When we brought it home he let our cats and 3 other dogs know it was "his" and they had better stay away or suffer the consequences. He is fearless despite his size. He was a birthday present to my wife 10 years ago next month. Quite a little guy.

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Re: Antelope the old fashioned way

Post by bruce m » Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:20 pm

pete,
they were originally bred to hunt by going down holes in the ground.
this must take great courage and vigour.
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Re: Antelope the old fashioned way

Post by OLReliable » Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:50 am

OLR vs goat on BLM land outside of Casper WYO - Shiloh '74 Hartford Model cal 44/77

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wyyyyyyy.... iiiyyyyyy ....awwwtttuh
OLR ..... out

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Re: Antelope the old fashioned way

Post by Gussy » Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:50 am

Good one OLR !!! :D :D

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Re: Antelope the old fashioned way

Post by rdnck » Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:32 pm

Now you're cooking! Nice goat. Shoot straight, rdnck.
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Re: Antelope the old fashioned way

Post by pete » Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:58 am

Congratulations H. Pete he's a nice buck. Congrats to OLR and Brent too. We got one too at 5:20 on the last day of the season after 5 days and a series of frustrating failed stalks.

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Re: Antelope the old fashioned way

Post by pacecars » Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:01 am

Is the add on pistol grip from Shiloh or Treebone? Nice Antelope and love the dog too!
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Re: Antelope the old fashioned way

Post by df » Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:42 pm

Nice goat, nice rifle and beautiful scenery.
Congratulations!
I shot a 12" antelope about five years ago, with my Shiloh #1 45-70. The shot was only about 120 yards.
Don't think I have ever seen one die faster.
He WAS dead before he hit the ground. The 405 grain bullet took high through the shoulders.

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