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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-10-2011, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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Firearms antelope season opened Saturday, October 8.

Anyone go out?

My tag is good for HD 560 northwest of Billings. I spent a couple of days looking and saw more hunters than antelope. The biologist at the game check station said "the numbers are down". No kidding.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-12-2011, 01:40 AM
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The place we were going got rain Thursday and Friday, out by Molt. Rancher said they had graded all the gravel to the side of the road before the rainhit and it was not good to try to get there. Hope to get out this weekend, same area. DP

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This is a little 14" Wyoming "Prairie Goat'. ;D

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-12-2011, 11:40 AM
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Not Montana but the neighbor leaves today for a Wy. antelope hunt. His sources have told him due to the past couple winters the numbers are down. He'll be in the Sundance area as I understand it. Previously they were taking two or three each on this hunt.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-14-2011, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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dpe.ahoy-
By mid week the roads had dried out and we tried again. Burned most of a tank of gas but didn't burn any powder. We ran across one big bunch of maybe 75 or 80 antelope a couple of miles north of Big Lake. They were out in the middle of a square mile flat as a pool table nothing to hide behind we don't have permission to hunt anyway alkali flat, so all we could do was look. There were a few other scattered singles here and there, but not very many.
Hope you have better luck where you go.
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Didn't get back out for Antelope yet, fighting bad chest cold till opening day of deer and elk. Filled my B tag for mule deer in 410 where my cabin is last Wed. Deer numbers are way down there as well, but LOTS of Elk. I took pics of a herd of about 400 across the road from my cabin, had 7 cows and the biggest body bull in the hollow behind my cabin. That boy made the cows look like calves he was so big. 1800 archery tags for 410 and a total of 355 rifle tags for that area, don't seem right. Yah, sour grapes cause I didn't get drawn again this year. You can't find a square yard of my land with out elk tracks on it, but very few deer tracks this year. I was up there 4 days and had only seen 6 head of mule deer, many whitetail found dead this summer and fall. Not blue-tonge but another infection going through them. Going out to 560 for goats again tomorrow. Drew an either sex and a dow/fawn for that area for antelope there. Still have my dear A-tag and general Elk tag to fill before the 27th, after tomorrow, will be the week-ends only for hunting. :'( Good luck to everyone. DP

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no antelopes for Anduril this year. (no deers yet either)
how about you, dpe.ahoy ?
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No antelope for me either this year. Still only the one doe for deer. Went south of Gray Cliff in the Nat. Forest and saw lots of deer on private land going in and coming out. When in where we could hunt, only a few deer a long ways away and real steep ground between. Had one of the boys with me and he want to go get one so bad it hurt. I kept telling him not a good idea, but he had to head down to get closer and said he could drag one back up the mountain. He went down about 300-350 yd and the deer had moved on. Took him a while to get back up to me and was so worn out, he couldn't talk for 5 minutes, huffin and puffin, coughing ect. I just laughed and told him next time listen to your old man. If the only way you will get em out is if you take a fry pan and a fork with you, let em walk. When he could talk, he agreed with me ;D . I totally understand, this is the first year he was able to hunt since coming into this country, and he wants a deer bad. I remember how it was, now the hunt is the best part, not the kill. We will try again this weekend, but if not, that is why it's called hunting and not grocery shopping. DP

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Handi's:22Shot, 22LR, 2-22Mag, 22Hornet, 5-223, 2-357Max, 44 mag, 2-45LC, 7-30 Waters, 7mm-08, 280, 25-06, 30-30, 30-30AI, 444Marlin, 45-70, AND 2-38-55s, 158 Topper 22 Hornet/20ga. combo; Levers-Marlins:Two 357's, 44 mag, 4-30-30s, RC-Glenfields 36G-30A & XLR, 3-35 Rem, M-375, 2-444P's, 444SS, 308 MX, 338Marlin MXLR, 38-55 CB, 45-70 GS, XS7 22-250 and 7mm08; BLR's:7mm08, 358Win; Rossi: 3-357mag, 44mag, 2-454 Casull; Winchesters: 7-30 Waters, 45Colt Trapper; Bolt actions, too many; 22's, way too many. Who says it's an addiction?
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-06-2012, 06:17 AM
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I practiced for days before antelope season opened.
I was trying to get my 7mmRM 150 gr hot loads to hit things at 600 yards, but I was only reliable at 500 yards.
Opening morning there were some antelope running in front of where the truck was parked. I opened the passenger door, put my feet on the ground and shot between the door and truck. My finger got between the bipod and the truck mirror.


So I got my antelope opening morning at 50 yards, and my finger is still healing 2 months later.
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