Antelope hunting with my son and a buddy. saw a buck and a few does for a spot and stalk, looked like longer shot so the 257 WBY, stayed in rig.We got on a knob in the 800 range and my boy really wanted to shoot. Buck was bedded and we belly crawled about 50 closer. I had to do jumping jacks and wave my HO for buck to stand, wind was 10-15 and buck was slight 1/4. hAD THE BOY HOLD 1/2 MIL for wind and he shot.Shot went right in front of brisket, well they took off, and @ this point my laser decided to take a crapper as I had used all bow season. the goats stopped and based on last read I told son to dial 4 mil for a 700 + shot. He let her go and I saw buck rear back a bit like a hit. Well they ran but buck lagged and we caught him at about 300 and the kid finished him. The first shot was way low for no range finder and he shot his foot off and he did not want to run off.2 shot hammered him as you see in photo. First game for 338 Norma. Then my buddy took a nice goat at 450 with his 300WSM, I caught that action, took out opposite shoulder w/ 200 NAB. Finally I spotted a nice buck 1 mile + away. Looked like a shooter. On my way a coyote stalked to 20 yards and jumped him out of his bed. He took off a short distance and bedded again. I worked to 550 due to terrain, and shot off a log kneeling, which wasnt that great of a rest, but ok.I shot him in his bed and basically took both legs, and brisket out. One leg was almost gone. My buddy also filled a doe tag.We had a great hunt.
Thanks for the pics and write up!! It looks like fun was had by all, except the coyote. What did your buck measure? It looks like a good one.
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