My Son's 2010 Pronghorn

Discussion in 'Antelope Hunting' started by Long Time Long Ranger, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    I never got around to getting my son's pronghorn on here from this year. He anchored him in his tracks at 200 yards with his 257 Weatherby MK 5 shooting 100 grain ttsx bullets at 3760 fps. The buck dropped instantly from the shot faster than I could follow with the binocs. He is a nice 14 1/2" buck scoring in the high 70's. Good mass and prongs.

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  2. ss7mm

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    Congratulations to your son on a great antelope. It's good to see kids getting an early start like this. :)
     

  3. SBruce

    SBruce Well-Known Member

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    Congrats, and fine fine lope. Gotta love those screamin small bores:)
     
  4. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Great I cant wait to take my kids hunting. Any chance the two of you recovered the bullet?
     
  5. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    Something to look forward to, you will enjoy it. Thanks guys, I enjoy carrying my son hunting and fishing more than for myself. It has rekindled my enjoyment of the sport.

    Recover a Barnes bullet? C'mon man! I think I saw it kick up dust about a 1000 yards out there between two more antelope. Seriously, I wish I could recover one sometime to see if they look like they are suppose to. The animals insides are always mush so I assume they are doing there job.
     
  6. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Well done, indeed. gun)
     
  7. izquik72

    izquik72 Well-Known Member

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    Love the smile.
    Thats awesome
     
  8. VarmintGuy

    VarmintGuy Well-Known Member

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    Long Time Long Ranger: Please relay my congratulations on to your son.
    Good job for the both of you.
    I have to ask regarding the photo - is that the spot where the Antelope fell?
    The reason I ask is because it seems awfully "woodsy" or "brushy" there to be Antelope habitat?
    Was that Antelope harvested in Wyoming?
    Hard to fake a smile like that one!
    Many happy returns of the day to both of you!
    Hold into the wind
    VarmintGuy
     
  9. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

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    About 15 years ago, I recovered a 115 gr Barnes X bullet from a Mule Deer that I shot with a 25-06. It had a portion of one petal missing. Other than that, it looked just like the pictures. The bullet entered behind the right front leg and I found it underneath the skin on the left side of the neck a few inches behind the head. The deer never moved after it was hit.
     
  10. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Edd, I never can get one to stick so I can find it.

    VarmintGuy, The picture was taken in some sagebrush beside my house. He shot him about five minutes down the road. Yes, we are in Wyoming and have antelope running all over the place just out of town. Heck, in town sometimes. Finding a good one is the problem. I think my son got a good one after we picked over a few. He was happy anyway and that is all that matters to me. I love to hunt antelope, plenty of them to keep everybody excited.

    Thanks all, my son and I appreciates it.
     
  11. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats LTLR, My son same thing this year,smaller goat, its great our boys are same age it looks like, keep up the tradition. Same for 257 also:D
     
  12. bigbrother

    bigbrother Well-Known Member

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    That's a great buck! He should be proud. Tell him Congrats!
     
  13. WyoElk2Hunt

    WyoElk2Hunt Well-Known Member

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    Great to get the kids involved. My son out shoots me now and the only recorse I have is that I tought him.
     
  14. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    I don't think any of my personal trophies gave the satisfaction that helping/watching a young person get started in this sport has. Thanks for the picture