The boys head to WY

wllm1313

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This past weekend my father-n-law and his buddy, Gus, and I made our way up to WY to chase some pronghorns.

Weather was beautiful on the way in and we were treated to a great sunset that night.

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We woke up Friday morning to snow that turned into a pelting rain, but we were itching to get out. After slogging around all morning in the mud we realized we probably would have been better off waiting out the weather.

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mmmm... gumbo

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That afternoon the weather cleared up a bit and Gus and I were able to put a stalk on a beaded buck. We got to about 90 yards in some sage brush and the buck stood up, I couldn't find a good shooting lane as the buck slowly started to walk away so I took the only shot I had which was at the shoulder, luckily we were a bit above him so the bullet exited his neck and only damaged one shoulder.

Gus was pleased at our success.
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I took my buck to camp boned it out and got it on ice while the old men went out looking more animals.
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Gus watched the boning out process expectantly waiting for his hard earned portion of the harvest.
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Later that evening my father-n-law got a buck, but he didn't take any pictures...old guys...

The next morning we were treated to a beautiful day and found a great buck in a giant herd. We decided our best chance with all those eyes would be to do a slow push and have my father-n-law's buddy ambush them as they moved through a draw. The plan came together flawlessly, at 800 yards the herd spotted us and walked right past our shooter.
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With three great animals and some great meals to look forward to we headed home, can't wait for next year.

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homers

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Never knew you could use a dog to sniff out antelope before
 

wytex

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Great bucks! Next time try a lighter colored duster, they won't pick you out as easy, lol.
The weather that rolled in Friday was not pleasant, we had cold rain for our antelope day hunt.
 

wllm1313

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Never knew you could use a dog to sniff out antelope before
I mean anything that smells like a corn chip is easy for a corgi to find.

Wytex you should have seen the yellow raincoat my father-n-law was wearing looked like guy from the Gorton's fish stick box.
 

trasko

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Congrats!

Did you do a hunt with 2 other guys and a dog out of a Corolla?
 

wllm1313

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Congrats on three great bucks! Love that huntin' rig. Bet it gets way better mileage than mine.
Denver to Buffalo on $28 is great for the wallet, and as much as I want to claim this was our only rig my father-n-law is a rancher and brought up his truck. That said, both vehicles didn't move after we got to camp.
 
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