Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics


Lope hunt

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-07-2006, 08:55 AM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Northeast Montana
Posts: 320
Lope hunt

Just for fun I thought I'd post some pic's and share a short story. Right up front I'll say neither shot was long range, but I figured a couple hunting photos never hurt anyone. The hunt took place around mid-October this year. We hunted in very tough weather conditions. It snowed, rained, the wind howled, it rained, it was very muddy, it rained. The snow melted into patches about the size of antelope butts making it very difficult to spot the animals as everything looked like antelope. Did I mention it rained a lot? Anyway, long story short we spent most of the morning hiking around trying to get my partner on a buck. We were finally able to close the distance to within 200 yards and my pard missed his first shot, hit it on his second. However, it did not go down for the count. He missed his third shot and connected on the fourth putting the animal down for good. Here is his speed goat. Not real heavy, but very tall.

We spent the rest of the day trying to find a buck for me. I made a long stock on one buck I really wanted. I crawled out into a muddy stubble field and was out there for nearly two hours in the rain, hoping the buck would stand up so I could see him for a shot. The contour of the land made it so I could only see his horns above the grass. I thought I had him but a different (smaller) buck came over the hill from behind me and blew everything out of the area. I returned to the pick up quite dejected. We had one or two more places to try out and then it would be too dark to hunt. Neither place panned out with anything I wanted to shoot. So we decided to call it a day and try again the next day. There was still about 10 minutes of legal shooting light left as we were headed out of the property. We came around a hill on the way out, and out in the field was a pretty darn decent buck. We threw up our glass, decided he was a shooter. I swapped bino's for my rifle scope and took aim. He was facing me with his head down eating. He was slightly uphill at about 175 yards. The only shot I had was between his horns. I took a good steady rest and threaded the bullet right between his horns and him dead center of his neck killing him instantly. He died so fast that he actually land on his belly like he was sleeping. I've never seen a dead animal die that way before. Usually they roll to one side or another. I thought it was kind'a neat though. Chalk one more up for the 30.06 and Hornady 165gr. IB's.

Here he is.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2006, 10:32 AM
Silver Member
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: South Central Missouri
Posts: 291
Re: Lope hunt

Nice goat, how long was the horns?
Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2006, 11:15 AM
Silver Member
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chickasaw Point, SC
Posts: 206
Re: Lope hunt

Congrats on your hunt, Nice goats!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2006, 12:31 PM
POP POP is offline
Platinum Member
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: CHEYENNE, WY
Posts: 1,367
Re: Lope hunt

Nice goat, <font color="red">how long were the horns ?</font>

[/ QUOTE ]

"Weatherby was too long so I nicknamed it "Bee""
Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2006, 02:15 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 139
Re: Lope hunt

Hi Big Sky,

Those look like some really nice tall goats! Great pics and story.

Thanks for sharing.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2006, 03:44 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Northeast Montana
Posts: 320
Re: Lope hunt

My pard's antelope measured 15.5"x15.75"

I will just let you guys do a little guessing on mine before I post any numbers. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
Here is another photo with me in it as it might help for size reference.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2006, 04:44 PM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: SW MO
Posts: 1,154
Re: Lope hunt

Both are very nice bucks!
Lefties are the only ones in their right minds!
(and I ain't talkin' politics!)

NRA Life Member
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: Lope hunt
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
**VIDEO** Coyote hunt turns into kitty hunt BigBamBoo Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards 2 03-14-2011 06:04 PM
Sheep hunt turned into wolf hunt. Success photo included. Michael Eichele Long Range Hunting & Shooting 40 12-17-2010 05:10 PM
Headed to WY, deer and lope. Coyboy Long Range Hunting & Shooting 2 11-01-2007 12:15 AM
2006 Lope Takman Long Range Hunting & Shooting 13 12-10-2006 09:36 PM
LOBO's New Mexico 'Lope pics.... sakofan Long Range Hunting & Shooting 6 10-20-2004 03:44 AM

Current Poll
Do you archery hunt for elk?
YES - 32.03%
74 Votes
NO - 51.08%
118 Votes
Not yet, but I plan to. - 16.88%
39 Votes
Total Votes: 231
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:43 PM.

Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC