Originally Posted by Buffalobob
I have seen two B&Cs I could not get within 1000 yards of. Lot of difference between hunting wild antelope on public land versus shooting them like herefords on private land.
This 16+ buck was taken at 600 yards
Phils buck @ 600 yds video by bufflerbob - Photobucket
The kids wanted respectable sized heads so I worked to find them one each and being as they had sufficient skills to shoot at distances up to 1000 yards the 500 and 600 yards shots were easy for them.
Practice and Teamwork
Practice shooting at the longer ranges makes the shorter ranges easy.
Bob, in the west where Antelope are found there's very little private land.
Over half the states of NM and CO are public/gov't land. 2/3 of Idaho, and about 40% of MT are public land as well.
Wyoming is 48% public land as well.
I haven't seen any tame antelope or herds of them like herefords, angus, charoloais, or any other breed of cattle in any of them, anywhere they have any hunting pressure.
Yes, being well enough gunned and capable of thousand yard shots helps. It certainly though is not essential, as again, most Pronghorn are taken at under 200 yds.
This one in fact was taken with a bow.
Raw Pope and Young score was 86.
Between my dad, brother, and myself we've taken six over 16" and I'm the only one of the three that has ever made a shot of any kind at over 300yds.
All of ours were killed on public land as well.