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Archery report so far this year. (Montana)

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by lomfs24, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. lomfs24

    lomfs24

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    I have had a good year so far archery hunting. I have not killed anything yet and maybe that is why it is so good. I have not had to do the messy part yet.

    Antelope season opened Aug 15th this year. So two week ago I put the sneak on a fairly nice antelope buck. I managed to get across 600 yards of open prarie without him noticing me only to blow it at the last moment. It was a rush though trying to get that close to an antelope without any cover.

    Last weekend deer and elk season opened. About 4 hours after daylight on opening morning I blew a chance on a 6 poiht bull elk that would have scored somwhere between 340 and 360 in the Pope and Young scoring system. He was a nice one, he just got away.

    Then the next day, I followed another smaller 6 point bull elk for quite a ways. I didn't have room to work around him to get ahead of him and the only thing he would give me to shoot at was his butt. Another one I had to watch walk away.

    It was a great weekend though. I was surrounded by elk all weekend long. Two weeks from now I will headback up again and then there will be an elk in serious trouble then. One will come home with me that weekend.
     
  2. jtshombre

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    Save some for me, wouldya bud! I can't go until rifle antelope, hopefully the winter didn't kill them off too bad. Good luck, and share a pic when you get that big bull, take care
     

  3. lomfs24

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    I wouldn't think that last winter hurt the antelope too bad. I don't know what it is like down in your neck of the woods but up around Winnet there are more than enough to go around. I have seen some pretty nice looking bucks this year too.