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Old October 5th, 2016, 06:28 AM   #1
 
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Well packing this week going to leave early Friday am, I went out to the range last night just to make sure everything is looking in the right place. Both the .220 and .270 are ready to go, filled the propane bottles yesterday, I'll pull the camping gear out today and start to go thru it should be good. I am going to take my pup a GSP name of Hans for company. Bird season open the same time frame, throw a scatter gun in as well. Going to pitch a tent in a hay yard, and enjoy the prairie and some down time need it, only thing need something to cover the tent floor inside been raining here muddy dog feet!



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Old October 5th, 2016, 06:31 AM   #2
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Well to start, rained all last week, the roads in that area get bad MT gumbo, I set up camp, and there's grain bins with pigeons to keep the dog and me entertained, a herd of about 20 to 25 head move thru the big wheat field to the south. Had seen them the weekend before, buck was a nice stocky guy. I loaded the dog up and went scouting,slim pickings, the storm had spread them out, water lay in every creek bottom and pot hole.We got some Huns seen a few head. Back at camp fixing dinner at last light, seen 6 does move back. At first light the herd was back.out about 450yds, hooked the dog up and head out, light was coming fast made a hard right out of the hay yard,to get behind two small rise,made it to the top of the first, and a pick-up came down the road, herd was getting nerves. I was out of sight I had to move,full light, shoots to the north herd moving,crawling had to clear the weeds, more shoots. They were all strung out, set the bi-pod, had to wait, he was last moving slow stopped 200yds, the sound of the bullet hit, came back, he ran hard, going over a next rise he kicked, know he was going to be down.
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The rest of the story, found him,went back to camp, to get the dog and game cart, then I went to find the truck keys OS, no keys! Went back out field dress him, got him back to camp, rearranged camp three times no keys? Took a break for breakfast. All I could figure out they must have been in the vest pocket, when I pulled my gloves out to crawl, and they came out. I was making the 12th lap, and said to myself the only place I haven't looked is under the tail gate. Duhh there they were.Next trip a hide a key. The last photo Hans looking like what the heck is that. Had to pull the plug early, it got way to hot, files, had to run into town get ice and stuff him, but the files. We pulled the plug was back at the house by 6:20 pm, Sunday warmer, quartered him up, put him in the big ice chest, 20 pounds of ice.
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Good job and thanks for taking us along on the hunt. Congrats.
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Good looking antelope, not to mention your German Shorthair Pointer, Hans, kind of brought back fond memories of my GSP "Hans", lost him to old age about 35 or so years ago. Looked just like him with the all liver head, and the liver and tick body.
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LN thanks Hans is my new pup, that's petty neat you had a Hans as well, I am glad we could bring those memories back, they stay with us all our lives.
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Used to hunt Chukar with him up in the rim rock, which was pretty rough on his feet so I went and bought him some leather booties, well he wouldn't have any part of those, and chewed them off just as soon as I could put them on him. Stubborn old coot, take good care of him, my Hans lived to be nearly 14 years of age, one of the best hunting dogs I ever had. Note I had 3 GSH during my hunting career, all were pretty good.
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So did you drop your antelope with your .220 Swift or your .270 BTW Nice looking antelope!!!
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Never have tasted Antelope , is it like other venison?
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Never have tasted Antelope , is it like other venison?
Thanks for sharing your hunt .
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Its better a fine grain meat but you need to hunt them in the big grain fields and alfalfa fields not out in the sage flats, and as soon as you can cool them out, we call it the antelope trick put a bag of ice in his chest the other between his hams, and speared eagle them in the back of the pick up. If the weathers cool just spread he open, get the heat out.I and the wife more important like it the best. Only thing better is a young bull elk.
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I found it to be much more tender than venison, however it does have a very delectable taste similar to venison however, less gamier. Like was previously mentioned the only wild game that tastes better is Elk.
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I found it to be much more tender than venison, however it does have a very delectable taste similar to venison however, less gamier. Like was previously mentioned the only wild game that tastes better is Elk.
Have heard that about Caribou, have not tried that either. Elk that I have tried has been very good.
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