Wyoming Booner

Discussion in 'Antelope Hunting' started by bigbrother, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. bigbrother

    bigbrother Well-Known Member

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    I was fortunate enough to take this goat with SnS Outfitters last October. After a lengthy chase covering about 3 1/2 miles I was finally able to make the shot right before dark. The shot was 409 yards across a deep valley with a slight right to left wind. He was quartering slightly but my 7mag put the bullet right where it was supposed to and he never even twitched. My guide was exstatic as this was the buck he was hoping to get us on and it squeezed into the book with horns that made 17" and 16 6/8".
     

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  2. ss7mm

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    Congratulations, that's a very nice buck. Did you have to have that smile surgically removed?? :)
     

  3. trout-n-salmon

    trout-n-salmon Well-Known Member

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    Sweet goat and nice shot! Congrats
     
  4. bigbrother

    bigbrother Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. Yes, I was very pleased to say the least. My guide had me passing on bucks all day long that looked super to me. I would have been more than happy with quite a few of them. He knew this buck was in the area though so we looked until we found him. This picture is from some video I took of a buck that I passed on right before lunch time. I thought my guide was nuts as we watched him for over twenty minutes. He was chasing the does and eventually closed from about 500 yards out to about 90 where I took over 5 minutes of video of them.
     

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  5. trout-n-salmon

    trout-n-salmon Well-Known Member

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    The guide would had to of pulled my rifle from my hands in order for me not to shoot that one.
     
  6. WyoElk2Hunt

    WyoElk2Hunt Well-Known Member

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    Great goat. A hunt to remember.
     
  7. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    He had to be confident he could get you on the big one. I would shoot the one in the video. And I live in Wyoming.
     
  8. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    That's going to be tough to follow. Congratulations.
     
  9. Topgun 30-06

    Topgun 30-06 Well-Known Member

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    Sy runs a good outfit! I was on a horseback mulie hunt back in 1994 with SnS when he was still working full time at the Casper Fire Department and a few of his guides worked there with him. He now has the biggest outfitting business for pronghorn in the West and the biggest overall in Wyoming. That was a nice buck the guide got you on and you sealed the deal. Good going and Congratulations on a great goat!
     
  10. sticknstring

    sticknstring Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you found the right man for the job-he was very persistent and put you on a good one! Grats on a heck of shot and a great goat!
     
  11. Outlaw6.0

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    ^^^^lol +1
     
  12. bigbrother

    bigbrother Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. It was day one of a 3 day hunt and we looked at 4 other goats that he thought would make the book. The one in the photo being the second really good one. He kept running the numbers in his head and in the end said he couldn't find anything wrong with him but he still thought we should pass in order to find the other one.

    We were hunting on horseback so we covered lots of ground and looked at a lot of goats. It all seemed like it was going to be really simple until we decided we were going to actually take one of them. Then it turned into an all out race for awhile. The closest we got was right when I took the shot. I was set up to take the shot at 558 at one point but some does in the group went squirrely and took the entire herd over the ridge out of sight. In the end it made it a much better hunt with the chase.
     
  13. buckfynn

    buckfynn Well-Known Member

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    Congrats that is one heck of a nice speed goat. The memories of your trip will last you forever. :)
     
  14. captainemil

    captainemil Well-Known Member

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    Looks like another plan came together, Great Goat