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Old 08-21-2010, 09:56 PM
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How big is big for an antelope?

I have a Montana Antelope tag and am leaving in a week for a six day archery hunt. Pretty much blind hunting. I went down a couple of weeks ago to meet the outfitter and get aquianted with the area. We seen some really nice antelope, four I would have shot without hesitation. Can someone help me in field judging so I don't let an arrow fly to soon. I was told by the outfitter to be picky for the first three days. Look for one about twice the ears? Anything else someone can add? I don't have much experience with antelope. Spending most of the time alone in the blind, and nobody else scheduled in the lodge. I need some experienced antelope hunters to tell me what to look for. If someone could help that sure would be great.


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Old 08-21-2010, 10:38 PM
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Re: How big is big for an antelope?

First quick look, I look at:

Twice as long as the ears.
Prong above the ears.
bases at least as wide as his eyes.

If they still look good, I'll look for:

general mass
prong length
symmetry

After that, just personal preference. I like odd balls that have funky stuff going on, and ones spread wide at the top.
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Old 08-22-2010, 06:51 AM
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Re: How big is big for an antelope?

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First quick look, I look at:

Twice as long as the ears.
Prong above the ears.
bases at least as wide as his eyes.

If they still look good, I'll look for:

general mass
prong length
symmetry

After that, just personal preference. I like odd balls that have funky stuff going on, and ones spread wide at the top.
+1. Here an example and dandy teasers ...




YouTube - Montana Archery Antelope - Part 1!


Montana Antelope Hunting Outfitter MT Guided Trophy Pronghorn Antelope Hunts Guides Outfitters

Good luck!

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Old 08-22-2010, 09:47 AM
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Re: How big is big for an antelope?

Ed you know what the funny thing is my tag is for 900-00. The same unit that is mentioned in your link. Thanks for all the help guys. Now if I do my part I should have something to be proud of the hang on the wall. I am sure I won't need all six days, but I will ask him to show me the ground he has for elk and mule deer. His lodge had some really nice animals that were all taken off his land.


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Old 08-22-2010, 01:23 PM
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Re: How big is big for an antelope?

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Ed you know what the funny thing is my tag is for 900-00. The same unit that is mentioned in your link. Thanks for all the help guys. Now if I do my part I should have something to be proud of the hang on the wall. I am sure I won't need all six days, but I will ask him to show me the ground he has for elk and mule deer. His lodge had some really nice animals that were all taken off his land.


Brent
Brent,

Go get them ... best of luck. Take lots of pix to share.

Happy safe hunting!

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Re: How big is big for an antelope?

I like perfect symmetry, a nice heart shape, lots of mass, and wide prongs. Around here, I wouldn't settle for anything less than around 80 points SCI. Try this link http://bowsite.com/BOWSITE/features/...gingpronghorn/
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Re: How big is big for an antelope?

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