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Old 10-28-2013, 09:04 AM
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"Checkmate" scores on antelope

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.

Randy
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:22 AM
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Re: "Checkmate" scores on antelope

Very nice shooting Randy. It looks like "Checkmate" is treating you right. Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing.
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:38 PM
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Re: "Checkmate" scores on antelope

Super satisfying when it all comes together, isn't it?

A rig like Checkmate sure takes a bunch of dinkin around out of the effort.

Now for the woof!
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:41 PM
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Re: "Checkmate" scores on antelope

Nice move. Get it...LOL
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:09 PM
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Re: "Checkmate" scores on antelope

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Originally Posted by Joel Russo View Post
Nice move. Get it...LOL

You too funny----you're killin me................
But you may see more chess lingo down the road.

And yes, Roy, there is a woof in the future--in the very near future.

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Old 10-29-2013, 09:49 PM
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Re: "Checkmate" scores on antelope

Nice shot! Congrats!

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