"Checkmate" scores on antelope

Discussion in 'Antelope Hunting' started by mtnwrunner, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. mtnwrunner

    mtnwrunner Well-Known Member

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    Well, late last week, one of the landowners that I work for called me and said that they had a landowners tag for an either sex antelope and asked me if I could use it. Duh.
    I only had one and a half day to use it as the season closed on the 24th so I beat feet over to the area and arrived late in the day and saw a bunch of does but they were impossible to get close to this late in the season. I only saw one buck the entire time I was in the area (unit 51) so I had already made up my mind to take a doe. I figured that the doe/buck ratio was about 100 to one.
    So on the last day morning, I located a herd that was near a small mountain and at last!---something to hide behind. I grabbed "Checkmate" and headed up the ridge. I climbed about 500 feet, peered over and had them in a draw. Ranged one of the back does at 408, got set up and let the berger 215 fly. I heard the whomp but did not see anything drop. They all ran off over the ridge and a short trip over there revealed a doa doe who ran about 50 yards after the shot. Once again, the 215's performed flawlessly.

    Randy
     

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  2. jskmtd

    jskmtd Well-Known Member

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    Very nice shooting Randy. It looks like "Checkmate" is treating you right. Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing.
    Jon
     

  3. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    Super satisfying when it all comes together, isn't it?:)

    A rig like Checkmate sure takes a bunch of dinkin around out of the effort.

    Now for the woof!
     
  4. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Official LRH Sponsor

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    Nice move. Get it...LOL
     
  5. mtnwrunner

    mtnwrunner Well-Known Member

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    You too funny----you're killin me................:D
    But you may see more chess lingo down the road.

    And yes, Roy, there is a woof in the future--in the very near future.

    Randy
     
  6. EricM

    EricM Member

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    Nice shot! Congrats!

    Eric