son's muzzleloader antelope

zia

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My 11 year-old made a nice shot with his encore. I initially thought he missed the buck as I saw dirt fly in front of the animal when Matt shot. I started berating the kid for not sqeezing the trigger, not picking a spot, etc (as only a father can) when the buck fell over dead after running 70 yards. Perfect double lung shot. I'll take my crow medium rare. Luckily, 11 year-olds are quick to forgive their undeserving fathers. By the way, this is the kid on horseback in the first part of Smaltzes Valle Vidal video.
 

Big Sky

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Congratulations to you and your son. That is a very fine antelope indeed. How long were the horns on that critter? Do you have any other photos from a different angle?
 

Delw

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WOW nice lope.

Nice pic as well. you guys been really waking and staking lopes this year, heck everyone on the board is getting them.


Delw
 

zia

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He is 15 1/2 on one side, almost 16 on the other with a non-typical kicker. We can grow a good-sized goat down here if we get some moisture like this year.
 

iminrut

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Gadzooks, is that a big goat !!! :eek: .......fine shot by your son and congrats all around !!!!!
 

schmalts

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I love the extra hook on the one side. someday i will kill one of those buggers...
 

mtmiller

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Congrats to your son. Very fine animal and great pictures for many memories.
 

Big Sky

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Very cool looking antelope. Thanks for the extra photos. He branches a little like a caribou. So does that make him the rare pronghorned cantelope?
Sorry couldn't resist.
 
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