Well, late last week, one of the landowners that I work for called me and said that they had a landowners tag for an either sex antelope and asked me if I could use it. Duh.
I only had one and a half day to use it as the season closed on the 24th so I beat feet over to the area and arrived late in the day and saw a bunch of does but they were impossible to get close to this late in the season. I only saw one buck the entire time I was in the area (unit 51) so I had already made up my mind to take a doe. I figured that the doe/buck ratio was about 100 to one.
So on the last day morning, I located a herd that was near a small mountain and at last!---something to hide behind. I grabbed "Checkmate" and headed up the ridge. I climbed about 500 feet, peered over and had them in a draw. Ranged one of the back does at 408, got set up and let the berger 215 fly. I heard the whomp but did not see anything drop. They all ran off over the ridge and a short trip over there revealed a doa doe who ran about 50 yards after the shot. Once again, the 215's performed flawlessly.
"Every man has a purpose---------mine is to be behind a rifle.........."
"I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than be in any city on earth." ---Steve McQueen