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My huntin partner just called, a friend of his just got back from a Wyoming antelope hunt, and got him all fired up about a hunt next year, so now we're planning on going for a week or so in the Douglas area if it works out, our health issues and all. ::) At least something to look forward to after this looooong dry spell!! :-\

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Good to hear...You due for a good hunt...I hope it pans out for ya...

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Should be a good area for goats Tim.

Just don't get tangled up with those JackaLope's!!

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My huntin partner just called, a friend of his just got back from a Wyoming antelope hunt, and got him all fired up about a hunt next year, so now we're planning on going for a week or so in the Douglas area if it works out, our health issues and all. ::) At least something to look forward to after this looooong dry spell!! :-\

Tim
Congratulations Tim! Your right about the long dry spell, i think its supposed to rain quite a bit this week up in my neck of the woods.
 

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It's a good thing it's next year...........it'll take you that long to pick which Handi to take with all your choices.
 

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Good on you Tim it is always good to have something to look forward to. You might have to hire a gun bearer to carry one of your heavy rifles for you. ;)
 

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;D I'm thinkin I wanta bloody the .444, it's so darned accurate with everything I shoot in it, I'm workin on a 240gr Sierra load at 2500fps that should be great past 300yd with the Nikon BDC scope I just put on it. That and the 25-06 Ultra are my picks so far, we plan on taking a buck and a couple does, so I may have to take a third rifle, maybe the 30-30, that way, if we go every year, I can make meat with 3 of em and maybe achieve my goal of making meat with all of em before I go under!! :eek:

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444 on antelope? WOW Now that is taking enough gun! ;D

Good luck, and have fun


What kind of range can you get out of that?
 

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I won't know for sure until I shoot it at 300yds, but the potential is there...

Tim

Trajectory for Sierra Bullets .4295 dia. (44 cal) 240 gr. JHC at 2500 Feet per Second
At an Elevation Angle of: 0 degrees
Ballistic Coefficients of: 0.185 0.172 0.171 0.171 0.171
Velocity Boundaries (Feet per Second) of: 1300 900 900 900
Wind Direction is: 0.0 o'clock and a Wind Velocity of: 0.0 Miles per hour
Wind Components are (Miles per Hour): DownRange: 0.0 Cross Range: 0.0 Vertical: 0.0
Altitude: 0 Feet with a Standard Atmospheric Model.
Temperature: 59 F
Data Printed in English Units
Range Velocity Energy Momentum Drop Bullet Path Wind Drift Time of Flight
(Yards) (Ft/Sec) (Ft/Lbs) (Lb-Sec) (inches) (inches) (inches) (Seconds)
0 2500.0 3330.1 2.66 0.0 -1.5 0.0 0.000000000
25 2384.1 3028.6 2.54 -0.18 0.35 0.0 0.030720675
50 2271.4 2748.9 2.42 -0.74 1.81 0.0 0.062950226
75 2161.6 2489.6 2.30 -1.72 2.86 0.0 0.096797995
100 2054.9 2249.8 2.19 -3.17 3.43 0.0 0.132384721
125 1951.3 2028.7 2.08 -5.14 3.5 0.0 0.169840606
150 1851.0 1825.5 1.97 -7.67 2.99 0.0 0.209305773
175 1754.2 1639.6 1.87 -10.84 1.85 0.0 0.250929457
200 1661.3 1470.6 1.77 -14.71 0.0 0.0 0.294866238
225 1572.6 1317.7 1.68 -19.38 -2.64 0.0 0.341272093
250 1488.5 1180.5 1.59 -24.92 -6.15 0.0 0.390300715
275 1409.4 1058.3 1.50 -31.44 -10.65 0.0 0.442093591
300 1335.8 950.7 1.42 -39.06 -16.24 0.0 0.496770114
 

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Tim sounds like a fun hunt congrats. Just don't let us down and take one of them OTHER fancy rifles you own antelope anchored by a Handi just seems right. Kurt
 

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Nope, just Handis for this trip. ;)

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They reported lots of jack rabbits there too, so I'll likely take a 17hmr Sportster or 22 Hornet Handi too!! ;D

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My two friends are gone Antelope hunting today, alas I never got a draw this year nor last year. Need to rebarrel my Antelope rifle for another kind of game.

They ask me to come along but I had a Dr. appointment this morning and I dared not to cancel it. So here I sit on my computer all peed off.
 

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I think you'd have a pretty good chance of drawing a license for the areas around Douglas, especially being a nonresident. There are a lot of antelope, and like you mentioned, there would be many additional doe/fawn licenses available also. I am also assuming you know (because of your buddy's friend's experience) that most of the land around Douglas is privately owned and finding public land on which to hunt may be a challenge. Generally, private landowners in that area of the state will allow you to hunt after paying a trespass fee, which may be substantial. Or you may be lucky and find one that will let you hunt for free.

Anyway, I wish you luck. Done right, antelope hunting can be a blast. A good first step is to choose a Handi.
 

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He's been hunting on public land for the last 6 years, so he must have a good spot, we'll be getting the specifics the next time we hook up with him, he lives about 80 miles north of me.

thx tho, ;)

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Just curious Tim if you have ever been antelope hunting before? It sounds like a great hunt and I will be doing the same some time soon ... I hope.

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I hope everything works out for you and you have the time of your life bloodying-up those Handis.
 
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