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Old 01-15-2011, 06:14 PM
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Re: Out of State SD Antelope and Deer hunters BEWARE

Its been awful in Nodak also. Antelope dying everywhere.
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Old 01-15-2011, 06:29 PM
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Re: Out of State SD Antelope and Deer hunters BEWARE

Any word on the southern Black Hills, Hill City to Custer area? Thinking about trying there again.
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Old 01-15-2011, 06:34 PM
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Re: Out of State SD Antelope and Deer hunters BEWARE

I would think it is a lot better down that way because the further south you go toward Custer and beyond the easier winter they usually have from what people have told me. I just hope the pheasants do okay in ND as I go out there every year with my pointer north of Hettinger.
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:07 PM
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Re: Out of State SD Antelope and Deer hunters BEWARE

Must have been bad all over, i haven't heard one good word about the deer population anywhere i have been.
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Old 01-16-2011, 02:39 PM
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Re: Out of State SD Antelope and Deer hunters BEWARE

The pheasants may be dumb but there are always birds around. The one thing that would really hammer them is a late spring ice storm.
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:22 PM
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Re: Out of State SD Antelope and Deer hunters BEWARE

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Must have been bad all over, i haven't heard one good word about the deer population anywhere i have been.
In east central Montana last fall (October 2,010) I was talking with a game warden about Antelope populations and he confirmed my observations - the Antelope population WENT DOWN by 50% in 1 1/2 years!
They had a killing spring storm which killed many Antelope mostly fawns and then they had a bad (crusted snow) winter and then the next year the season of 2,010 came along and VERY low/poor Antelope numbers.
I have Hunted the area for ever and I was amazed at how few Antelope there were in the fall of 2,010.
He further commented that the aerial census was so low that they flew several areas again to verify the poor numbers!
I would urge CAUTION for anyone contemplating an Antelope Hunt in east central Montana for 2,011!
This winter so far in SW Montana has been harsh so far but not killing - we have 117% of yearly average snowfall in our mountains already and its only January 18th.
Maybe this would be a good year to head north and Hunt Caribou?
Hold into the wind
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:50 PM
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Re: Out of State SD Antelope and Deer hunters BEWARE

perkins county sd has been hit real hard also did not even go this year as the year before there was not a deer over 2 years old i saw in 10 hard days of hunting the grass lands
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