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Old 07-22-2012, 07:09 PM
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Re: Antelope-good to eat?

FEENIX, nice pics. How do I get a tag to hunt antelope in Montana? I live in NY, it looks like fun.
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:41 PM
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Re: Antelope-good to eat?

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FEENIX, nice pics. How do I get a tag to hunt antelope in Montana? I live in NY, it looks like fun.
Thanks! Unfortunately, it's too late for this season. Here's MT FWP's website ...

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks :: Hunting and Trapping Licenses

Indeed! Antelope hunting is one of my favorite and I always have a blast.

If you're going to make the long journey here out west, make sure you apply for WY's hunt too - not sure of their regs, hopefully someone will chime in.

WY has the largest antelope population and IMHO has the most out-of-state friendly tags.

Good luck!

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Old 07-22-2012, 11:32 PM
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Re: Antelope-good to eat?

Tastes like mule deer.....sort of.

I have only shot one (in Colorado). The guide took proper care of it and delivered it to a butcher shop that was going to cut and wrap and send to me. There was a mix up at the butcher shop and they sent my meet to a rest home. The guide felt bad about the mixup, so he sent me the meat from a young mule deer. Tasted great, but still don't know what an antelope really tastes like.....
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:28 AM
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Re: Antelope-good to eat?

How was that young mule deer?
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:17 AM
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Re: Antelope-good to eat?

The calibers asked about all kill antelope. In WY its illegal to use a .22 caliber for any big game animal so that leaves the 22-250 off the list. They are thin skinned and have virtually no fat so a bullet that expands rapidly is ideal. They are not big animals. Most mature bucks are less than 110 lbs or so live weight. Bruce
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:41 AM
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Re: Antelope-good to eat?

Feenix-

Great pics and stories of your hunts. I lived in GF for quite a time and hunted the Judith Basin and Grass Range / Winnett areas for years. Many great Antelope hunts. Most shot like yours, scouting, stalking, and glassing, Shot all at a rise from the bed, standing or walking. All of them ate well, Thanks for the Pics. I miss central Montana!
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:17 AM
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Feenix-- those look great, I BBCUE Antelope all the time, Rare to med rare, Its simply the finest meat there is. Its amazing to me how many dont like it or thinks its bad. Feed, area of hunt, time of day, shoot when they are quiet and relaxed, scout ahead to know your prey, cool them fast, keep em clean and eat em' FINE! None Better.
Above is 100% accurate. Since antelope meat has such a low fat content it is best cooked rare.
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