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Old 07-05-2010, 02:35 PM
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Another "Newbie to speed goats" thread!

Hi all.

Sorry for posting yet another of these, but I am all excited!!!!

A buddy from another Forum invited me to join his Antelope camp in Wyoming come September. We've drawn for area 26 on Private land my buddy has hunted for years. We'll be camping.

So I am off for my first speed goat adventure and first Western big game hunt!

Naturally, I'm trying to figure out what I need to bring.

I'll be carrying a 30-06 and have been practicing with it to make sure I can put a bullet where it counts out to at least 300 yards. Any specific suggestions for factory ammo? I'm not a handloader.

I'll be flying from Ct to Mo where my Buddy will pick me up and we'll drive to Wy. My buddy says not to worry too much about gear as he has plenty of spares.

I'm planning to pack my personal gear and a duffel inside a large cooler for the plane trip out so that on the way back I can pack gear in the duffel for carry on aboard the plane and put meat (hopefully!!!) in the cooler for checked baggage. Naturally my rifle will be checked in both directions.

Could you all offer some advice on clothing and gear I will need?

Thanks in advance.....2few
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Old 07-05-2010, 03:18 PM
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Re: Another "Newbie to speed goats" thread!

Sounds like you got a good start.
Its not uncommon to get snow overnite and 70 by afternoon. Layering lighter cloths works better than a heavy jacket. Leather gloves and knee/elbo pads are a handy thing to have along as just about everthing out here bites,stabs or sends needles in ya.
Very few benches out here on the prairie and the sage and yuka have you shooting uncomfortably high off the ground at times.A good idea to practice offhand shooting as well as shooting off of sticks.
Goats aint hard to kill so whatever expanding bullet that shoots good in your gun will work. Clean and cool the carcase asap being carefull to keep the hair off the meat!
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Old 07-05-2010, 04:12 PM
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Re: Another "Newbie to speed goats" thread!

Thanks MachV!!!!

Hmmmm....Shooting sticks. Never used 'em. I'm used to shooting sitting or prone. Mostly sitting (not a bench, field sitting). That's how I hunt deer, so that is how I usually practice at the range. Is a seated firing position going to put me too low to shoot over the grass/sage/yuka?

Thanks for the tip on the weather! That will be interesting. Maybe a set of XL BDUs with with some medium weight layers underneath? I guess a daypack with water to put excess layers into and to put knee and elbow pads in....or maybe just wear them next to the skin?

Thanks again for the advice you have probably given many times before!

Best....2few
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Re: Another "Newbie to speed goats" thread!

last year I wore cabelas microtex pants with fleece thermals underneath. Knee & elbow pads are a must. On top I wore a soft shell windproof jacket with a fleece vest inside.

You'll need at least one article of blaze orange.
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Re: Another "Newbie to speed goats" thread!

This is hail during my last years hunt in September!




One thing to remember is to bring your hunter safety card. Wyoming requires you to have it in the field.

Boots should be cactus resistant. They do not have to be steel toe or armored but lightweight jogging shoes don't work.
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Old 07-13-2010, 04:34 PM
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Re: Another "Newbie to speed goats" thread!

Thanks loaders_loft!
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Old 07-13-2010, 04:39 PM
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Re: Another "Newbie to speed goats" thread!

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This is hail during my last years hunt in September!




One thing to remember is to bring your hunter safety card. Wyoming requires you to have it in the field.

Boots should be cactus resistant. They do not have to be steel toe or armored but lightweight jogging shoes don't work.
YOWZA!!!!!!

Hail in September!?!

"Hunter Safety Card"? I've got my license/tag......I've got my "conservation stamp" thingy.

What is this safety card? I was born in the '50s. Older than dirt. Am I not "grandfathered".

Am I crazy or are those DC tags on your truck?

Thanks....2few
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