| 'Ol hunting buddy Mike and I slipped up and didn't get our Montana
Antelope license applications sent in by the deadline last Spring. We missed out
but another opportunity came up: A friend invited us out for the Wyoming
Doe/Fawn Antelope season in September. Licenses were available and it was a
chance to learn the ropes in a different state with the help of a local
Our friend Franz met us at the motel, broke out the maps, showed us where to go, and the next day we found ourselves out on the beautiful Wyoming range hunting and stalking Antelope!
Mike was hunting with his new 97D Rifle chambered in 6mm BRM. Loaded with 90 grain Lapua Scenars it was tack-driver accurate when Mike sighted it in using a Harris bipod.
Out amongst the Wyoming sage, we separated and hunted solo. Each of us saw and stalked Antelope herds that had bucks
|with bigger horns than we'd ever seen before in Montana. But
alas, our licenses were for doe or fawn only!
Mike ended up making two fabulous long range shots: One heart/lung kill shot at approximately 240 yards (240 paces). And the second was another one-shot kill at somewhere near 400 yards (423 paces). Hiking, hunting, stalking, and satisfying accuracy... The only thing missing from this hunt were horns (we didn't miss them too much!)
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