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Putting antelope out his misery!

It was a wet (light drizzle) but calm morning - mid 40s and no wind. It rained the night and days before. The ground was muddy wet.

I was afield by 0700 and by 0715 I spotted a single antelope buck ~13" about 50 yards and never saw me. Two more followed 15 minutes later, about 75 yarder, and a herd of 10 does.

Before 0800 quite a few wanton shots were fired on private properties next to the BMA I was hunting. Around 0815, about 3 ridges over, I spotted a small buck acting strange, he ran 50 yards then sat on his rear. He did this a couple of times under he dropped out of sight.

I wanted to investigate but when I got to the ridge, I couldn't locate him. I hiked 2 more ridge over, when I spotted a bedded buck behind me. When I got ~ 200 yards, I noticed that he was hurt. I am guessing he was the same buck I spotted earlier and that perhaps he got shot from the neighboring property.

Once, I had a steady rest, I shot him with .200 gr NAB off my .300WM and used my buck tag. When I dressed him, his spine was grazed. My hunt was done by 0830.

After a 2-mile drag, I got to my vehicle around 1030ish where a couple of Airmen from my squadron were waiting. They were hunting a few hundred yards away. I gave my antelope to one of the Airman that did not get drawn this year. I guess my tag was not a total waste.

Despite all that I had a blast and I was home before noon.
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    How did you like the dragging tool?
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    How did you like the dragging tool?

    Len,

    I really like it because it hangs neatly on the back of my vest. I have a couple of game carts but prefer this on deer size game and smaller. I had it for 3 years now and have dragged 3 deer and 4 antelope thus far. I also hook it on the waist of a drag harness for a hands free drag.

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    Re: Putting antelope out his misery!

    we bagged the idea of getting out this weekend do to the rain
    we have a 40 mile drive on a dirt not gravel road and when its wet out you do not make it very far .
    good job on that speed goat buck. i have seen this also while hunting antelope . to bad some people do not fallow up on an animal after they make the shot
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    rjmarine,

    Dang! That's quite a muddy adventure and your canine companion is quite the driver.

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    Re: Putting antelope out his misery!

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    Len,

    I really like it because it hangs neatly on the back of my vest. I have a couple of game carts but prefer this on deer size game and smaller. I had it for 3 years now and have dragged 3 deer and 4 antelope thus far. I also hook it on the waist of a drag harness for a hands free drag.

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    I love my Dead Sled too. It works great on dear and antelope sized animals. It also works great on elk quarters. I also use mine with a cheap harness.

    Mine fits nice in my shooting pack.
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    I love my Dead Sled too. It works great on dear and antelope sized animals. It also works great on elk quarters. I also use mine with a cheap harness.

    Mine fits nice in my shooting pack.
    I have the magnum version for elk. In fact, I still have the original one that I purchased in the early 1990s.
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