2011 SD antelope

Discussion in 'Antelope Hunting' started by 188MULE, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. 188MULE

    188MULE Well-Known Member

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    Tough trophy hunting in SD the last couple of years. Very few older bucks around in the unit I hunt. This one was by far the biggest we came across in four days of hard hunting and glassing. 400 yards with my 6.5x.284 and a 140 grain Amax. Gross 73" 14 7/8 and 14 5/8".Great buck and a fun hunt.
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  2. shorty

    shorty Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong with that 'lope, Good shooting too! Got some friends that hunt in Harding county,
    same story. Hoping for a mild winter, the critters could sure use a break
     

  3. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    Very nice goat and rifle!
     
  4. 188MULE

    188MULE Well-Known Member

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    Capt, If I remember correctly you were having Nate at SSG build you a rifle. Have you recieved it yet?

    I hunt the north half of Meade county and yea they need a break. I've shot one that grossed 84 1/2" and a 81". I was seeing plenty in the 75" range until the last two years, now they are gone. The problem with that is if all you are seeing is 8-10" no older than 2 years old its really difficult to find one mature buck. The first year we hunted SD we saw one that I now was no less than 88" but our buck tags were filled.
     
  5. Topgun 30-06

    Topgun 30-06 Well-Known Member

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    Nice goat and setup there 188mule!!!
     
  6. hnts4fun

    hnts4fun Well-Known Member

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    We've got a goat or two here in Wyoming and that is one nice buck! Congratulations, you and that SSG 6.5x284 have done very well this season.
     
  7. 1100 Remington Man

    1100 Remington Man Well-Known Member

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    Very Nice. I love to hunt Antelope great times.