Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
outdoor ran

Speed goats

19 posts in this topic

A group of friends are heading to Wyoming this fall going after pronghorn. They have asked if I would like to go along. They are all going to just hunt does. I'm not sure I could get up for huntin just does. Ive never hunted them before. Would cost me about an extra $350 for buck tag and land owner fee. Trying to decided which way to go.

From what I understand is the does have small antlers? I know its up to what I want to do. Just curious to hear from other guys who have hunted speed goats.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have thought about this also. If I were to go only once or twice in my lifetime I would spend the extra $350 and have the chance to take a wall mounter.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you have never hunted antelope I would highly recomend it. A word of caution,it is highly addictive. I grew up in mn so I never saw one until I started hunting in Nd. It usually takes 4-5yrs for a buck rifle tag in nd, so I now bowhunt for goats every year. If I were you i wouldnt miss a chance to hunt in wy. They have a ton of goats. If your going that far spend the money for a buck tag. If I were hunting Wy I would try to hold out for a 14inch or so. In my opinion, antelope are one the funniest animals to hunt.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

AKA "Turbo Goats"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've hunted speed goats around Douglas WY for the last two years. I wanted to chase them all my life but never committed the effort... now I'm hooked. I''l be back every year. In 2005 I took the 15 1/4" buck below. In 2006, I got a nice 12" buck and a doe... hope to do better this year. I'd go for the buck license. It's maddening to watch a 17" buck walk by when all you have is a doe tag. If you're driving all that way, spend the extra money.

Good Luck!

8997242_1024.ts1173384972000.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the advice guys. I'm going to try for the buck tag. Sounds like its going to be fun. I shoot a 30.06 with 180gr Remingtons for whitetail. This going to be to much for speed goats? Should I go a lighter bullet? Looks like a summer full of long range target practice cool.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

when I first hunted antelope I used a 270 with 150grain. I now use a 243 with 80 grain. I like antelope meat so I dont like to shoot them up that much. They are not very big. A big buck might be 130 or so.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Like others said, If you are only going once or twice in your life don't be cheep. I've beenout there in wyoming a few times and shoot a few goats and a few mulies,this year I applied for a deer buck tag and two doe goat tags. goats taste great and four $82 you can take two. It's not allways about the trophys,it's a vacation and a great place to spend time with family or freinds. I'm going with my dad whos a wyoming nut! I just want a nice mullie to hang up!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We are applying for a goat tags as well. Also trying for deer buck tags so hopefully we get lucky and draw something....man a guy can drop some $$ on this sport.

Even so I say spend the extra and draw for a buck, how many chances are you gonna have at it?

Good luck!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would absolutely get the buck tag. I'd also shoot a lighter bullet. 30-06 is fine just get to know your ballistics with a lighter grain bullet. Lots of goats there. You will have fun. Decide what size you are looking for there's not a lot of HUGE bucks in WY but there's lots of opportunities to find a really good one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I applied for a buck tag and 2 doe tags. Sounds like its a 100% draw in that area. I've been lookin at our pronghorn mounts at work, I'm getting excited already. Would it be a good idea to buy a range finder and some shooting sticks?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shooting sticks and some good glass

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've got an antelope hunt scheduled in Montana for my wife and I. I hunted them once many years ago with no luck. This time we'll be on private land with the land owner taking us hunting. We are both putting in for buck tags and will also shoot a doe or two.

I'll be shooting a 7mm Remington Ultra Mag simply because it's so flat shooting. I'm used to shooting long range at coyotes so feel very comfortable with a 400 yard shot at an antelope if need be. My wife will be shooting a 243 but she's only confident out to 250 yards or so.

We are really pumped about this hunt!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Update- got my buck tag and 2 doe tags in the mail. Almost August and haven't fired a bullet. Been fishing to dang much. Going to have to get to the range here soon. I'm looking for any and all advice for hunting speed goats. Should I get leather chaps for the terrain in Wy? Thanks for the advice guys. Can't wait, getting excited all ready.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

CornPirateKiller, who's the guy on the left of the picture ?

BTW I would use a caliber with better ballistics than a 30-06, antelope hunting in WY is from a distance, I would choose a 25-06 instead or any other flat calibers.

Ran, where are you going ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Scotta or anyone, I'm glad this is posted as I am gonna try hunting goats in North Dakota for the first time. Going totally blind...still researching. Me and 2 others might try out the Bowman area. Any insight, tactics or anything in about this area would be great. We'll be bowhunting. I thought I'd try something totally different this year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know where you are going but I hunted Mulies in the Lusk area and there were a ton of goats out that way. It will probably be warm then so I would hunt any water tank you could get by and set up a blind. You should have no problem hunting private land for goats cause the farmers hate them because they mess up there fence. If you can't get by a water tank then spot and stalk. If spot and stalk your closes shot will probably be 200yds. Wyoming is a beautiful state and enjoy it while your out there. Good luck and I hope this helps.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Val, all I know is it is somewhere near Gillette. I've never been there. I think I'm going to have to use the 30 06. Can't really afford another gun at the moment. I think that would be the best choice out of my arsenol. 30 30, 308, old 303.

Btw, Happy birthday cool.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am pumped bout goat hunting too. We bought doe tags last yr but we are gonna try for buck tags tis yr. If we dont get them we still will hunt does. I use a .270 with 130 grain bullets.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Horseshoe_Don
      There was random ice sheets all over the lake this morning.   Should be ice covered 100% barring it being to windy.   By Friday at the latest.   Could be ice fishing next week in certain areas.   Don
    • BSLNORTH
      Was up this past weekend, everything is still open. Should lock up this week though looking at the chilly forecast.  
    • eyeguy 54
      nice that his equipment still sees action.  
    • Nhamm
      An older gentleman I know gave me his ice fishing gear last year knowing he wasn't able to use it anymore due to health.  Really tore him up, as I'm sure it would for all of us.  Cleaned up the tipups real nice, and took this photo of one on Leech to send to him knowing they were in good hands and more importantly continue to catch fish!   I'm not in St.Cloud, nor want in for the contest just thought I'd share 
    • Neighbor_guy
      I found some ice!!! Not exactly much, and there are swans in the picture indecating open water too. But it's a start.