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Wyoming Antelope


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Hi Everyone, I just wanted to share our success with everyone with our quick trip to Wyoming. This is my first attempt to post photos to this site, so please forgive me if it doesn't work the first time.

We left Minneapolis at 4:00am Friday morning, Drove the entire day to reach Saratoga, Wy. We ended up pitching the tent in the truck headlights as we arrived just after sundown.

Saturday morning, we awoke to 30 Deg temps and headed out. At 8:45 my First shot was true and we claimed our first prize. As we drove up the hill to retrieve it, we parked the truck in the two-tracks, just out of sight of the top of the hill. I sent my father and kids over the top of the hill on foot just in case. As I left to retrieve my Doe, My Son reaches the top of the hill and shoots a Doe free hand at 100 yards, (Maybe a touch less). It is now 9:00ish with 2 down and 2 to go.

Heading back to camp, we drive a large circle, spotting several in a long, wide valley. To keep this short, this spot and stalk didn't pan out. As we started back to camp for a second time, my son spots a few off to the right. Again, we stop the truck as my daughter gets out and positioned for her shot. Shooting free hand, her mark was slightly off as she hit it in the back leg. It didn't go far before she anchored it with a quick follow up shot. Now, we are hot, tired and hungry as the temps soared close to 80 Deg with lots of sun and no wind.

We brought our three antelope back to camp to begin the cleaning chores. After this was completed, we took a short break, headed to town for Fuel, Ice and a few things at the grocery store.

Return to the field, we drove several more miles looking for the final antelope to fill our 4th tag. Now it's my dads turn. After driving around to find a suitable Doe in a good position, my dad exits the truck to square up on #4. With a quick shot, high in the back, anchors our last one. Sorry no photos of my dads antelope. We completely forgot about taking photos until it was too late.

We cleaned up camp, packed the truck and started our long drive back to Minneapolis. Leaving at 7:00pm, we arrived home yesterday just before 1:00pm.

This kind of trip has many great rewards. Adventure, spending quality time with my dad and kids, and watching the passion for the great outdoors get passed down from generation to generation. If you ever feel a trip like this isn't worth the effort, your missing the point. This trip is very affordable, (youth tags around $35 dollars, price for adults $49.00 for Doe/fawn tags) Other than a few meals on the road and snacks for the field, the only real expense was fuel. Total trip was 2,100 miles and change.

Enjoy

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Nice hunt. I have some antelope in my freezer that I've been meaning to take out and try. Someone passed it on to me. Antelope Summer Sausage, one steak, and Antelope sausage.

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