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Unread 09-21-2008, 09:57 PM
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825 yard speed goat

It's been a busy week with all the hunts going on and yesterday was no exception. Uncle B and I got to help out a couple friends of ours on a Utah antelope hunt so we thought we'd bring the moag out just in case shots were long. As it turned out, the shot wasn't too long(for this but it was still fun and we saw some great country.

The unit was the South San Rafael desert in southern Utah and it is not known for big bucks or many bucks either. We found this to be true after driving through the heart of the whole unit and only finding 12 antelope total! Quite a stark contrast from Wyoming when you see 100-200 head per hour!

After seeing this buck and passing on him earlier in the day, we decided to go back and take a look at him in the evening. After sizing him up, the decision was made to take him. So we got out the spotting scopes, the video camera, the bench, and the rifle and dialed it in.

The rest is history. The 300 SMK flew right through the buck and made a fantastic exit wound. The heart was pretty well destroyed and the buck was done.

As you can see from the pics, the horns are very unique and helped in our decision to take him. He has double paddles forming on both sides and the overall shape is interesting. In any event, we couldn't be too choosy as there wasn't much of an option. This was the only mature buck we even saw!

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    Unread 09-21-2008, 10:02 PM
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    Re: 825 yard speed goat

    Holy cow he didn't go far!
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    Unread 09-22-2008, 12:07 AM
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    Re: 825 yard speed goat

    congrats!!!!, boy does that gun look heavy!!!
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    Unread 09-22-2008, 12:35 AM
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    Re: 825 yard speed goat

    Way to go!!

    825 yards on a speed goat is LR enough...They dont make for very big targets...

    Looks like the 300g SMK made a nice size hole for such a thin skinned animal as well...

    Whats your velocity with the 300g SMK?? I know its been posted before, just curious??
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    Unread 09-22-2008, 01:31 AM
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    Re: 825 yard speed goat

    Congrats.

    You wouldn't have had much trouble tracking him!!

    Stu.
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    Unread 09-22-2008, 06:56 AM
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    Re: 825 yard speed goat

    No we did not have any trouble tracking him, normally on a heart shot they will drop in their tracks but he was rutting and made it about 100yds on adrenaline. the only few drops of blood left some how got on Brad's hands.
    UB
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    Unread 09-22-2008, 11:41 AM
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    Re: 825 yard speed goat

    It's good to see the M.O.A.G come out of retirement and show off a little Uncle B. GG says she still shoots way good !!!

    Congrats to Ward on the ( funky horned ) Goat and the nice shot !!!

    Brad can always find enough blood to cover himself to the elbows!!

    Probably took at least three of you to carry the old MOAG to the bench??? ---RHB
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