Originally Posted by mbundy
I'm heading out on my first "speed goat" trip tomorrow. I drew a non-resident "Utah 5048 - SW Desert" tag and will be hunting with Charlier Leeder.
Success! Missed a really nice buck which we had hiked over mile (up hill!) to get setup for. It busted us, forcing me to take a 400 yard shot while out of breath and not setup as well as I'd have liked. Oh well.
We spotted this one with a couple of females about 700 yards away. It was on top of a ridge and spotted us immediately and went on high alert. We sat down under a tree and watched it, hoping it would drop back over the ridge and give us a chance to sneak up on it. What did it do? It trotted right towards us watching us the entire time! I setup for the shot and finally dropped it at about 250 yards in self defense!