Now I have to hijack this thread for myself. Here's a couple pics of the bucks this year from the Thunder Basin just north of Douglas Wyoming:
My buddies first big game animal, same rifle as the GF used. He was kind enough to let her borrow it. He has limited experience with rifles. This buck fell at 300 yards exactly. Sort of funny, we had that rifle dead on at 300 and in all the excitement I told him to "Hold right on his back!" Pretty stupid, but the wind was blowing so hard that the bullet drifted right into its head. Bang Flop, and CSPSgt administered the coup'de grace with the Walther in the neck. My buddy was one happy camper.
This is mine. We worked this buck for about 4 hours and just could not get him to come off the little section of private the was in the middle of 10 square miles of public. CPSSgt finally said "Ok Boys, here's how we're going to do this." I had laid down in the public and my buddy and CSPSgt worked them off the ridge and into the lower public. I ranged several shooting lanes, and unfortunately the herd crossed a bit further than what I ranged and this buck never stopped. I had to shoot him while he was walking because it was the last day, right at last light and sure didn't want to miss the opportunity. I'm guessing it was right at 500 yards because after the shot I ranged back to about where I was shooting from. Can't be certain of the distance, but this is the longest shot I've ever managed. Remington CDL, 7mm RUM, 160gr Accubonds over a good dose of Retumbo, chronnied at almost exactly 3200 fps. Since I didn't know the range exactly, and I didn't have time to dial up what I thought the right range was I did it old school. "Well, he's about that far, I'm about 4 minutes low at that range, hold at the top of the back and squeeze..." One more nice buck off to the Taxidermist. He's not book quality, but I was looking for something at a good distance and he fit the bill. That's a trophy in my book
As an aside, I would highly recommend either the Shirley Basin or the Thunder Basin National Grasslands for Antelope. My tag was a "leftover", and when I bought it there were 320 either sex licenses left for that area.