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Recent content by Cowkiller

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    Hunting wilderness areas in Wyoming

    By the way our resident guide was a young friend from California that had recently moved to WY while the rest of us had many years of experience hunting wilderness all over the west.
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    Hunting wilderness areas in Wyoming

    I once camped with two other nonresidents and a resident guide in a wilderness area to hunt elk. One of us nonresidents did not have a resident guide because the resident is limited to taking only two nonresidents a year. The nonresident without a resident guide had to travel outside the...
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    Mountain Goat field judging

    Never ate a bad tasting goat. They were all tough though. I was eating some goat meat last week from my 2018 kill. Roasted, barbequed or fried it is like chewing gum. In the crockpot it is perfectly tender.
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    Mountain Goat field judging

    The only thing harder to field judge than a pronghorn is a mountain goat. I'm not making any guesses other than the length looks good. Here is a closeup of the bases on my 2018 CO goat. They measured 5 5/8 and 5 4/8.
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    80" Buck? Destroy My Field Judging

    Eli thank you so much for weighing in. I was hoping you would but I'm sure you have plenty of your own buck pictures to evaluate! I learned everything I know about judging pronghorn from you guys. Obviously I have a lot more to learn.
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    80" Buck? Destroy My Field Judging

    Thanks. It was especially sweet because I shot him with a muzzleloader and open sights. I couldn't get him the first day because he wouldn't let me get within 400 yards. That evening I dug myself a grave 65 yards from the water source. I was lying in the grave before daylight the second day...
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    80" Buck? Destroy My Field Judging

    Food for thought. Here is a buck that scored over 90" with low prongs. Oh what prongs they are though! I hope it is okay to post this pic. If it is not please let me know.
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    80" Buck? Destroy My Field Judging

    Go to Pronghorn Guide Service Website. Look at the picture gallery. I assume virtually all of them are 80" or bigger. Many are obviously huge. Many are not obvious. Not to me anyway. I do think my estimate of 15" long is too much by an inch. My mass may be off by as much as three inches...
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    80" Buck? Destroy My Field Judging

    I burned a pile of points in Colorado on a great area last year. I may never get to hunt there again. In hindsight there were several bucks I maybe should have tried for instead of the one I shot. Oh well it was great fun to scout all summer and I'm happy with my buck. I was lucky enough to...
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    80" Buck? Destroy My Field Judging

    No pics of last year's buck with other pronghorn. He was a loner. I did see another similar buck last year. I thought he was very tall but also knew he was very thin and that's why I didn't hunt him. Here are a couple pics of that one with other bucks for comparison.
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    80" Buck? Destroy My Field Judging

    Here's a live picture of last year's buck. Still looks longer to me than what he really was.
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    80" Buck? Destroy My Field Judging

    Thank you all for the great feedback! I love this stuff. Partly because it is so difficult. npaden that is a beautiful buck! Buzz your wife's buck is awesome. Here is the buck that fooled me last year. I thought he was over 80" when I saw him multiple times in the summer. Embarrassed to...
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    80" Buck? Destroy My Field Judging

    Bluffgruff thanks for the input. Here is a buck I saw that I gave the exact numbers that you list. I thought the low prongs buck was heavier and longer.
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    80" Buck? Destroy My Field Judging

    Mtmuley yes mass is more important than length. I shot an 85" net that was less than 15" in length. Need more angles to guess your buck. Also harder for me to even guess on a cleaned skull.
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    80" Buck? Destroy My Field Judging

    If I'm wrong tell me which numbers are off. If each of my estimates is short by an inch that makes him only 70. I'm trying to learn and improve.
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