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BOWHUNT: Antelope In Wyoming
And a solo mulie doe came by
a few minutes ago.
(5:17pm) I saw
two antelope silhouettes coming into view on the hill in font of my blind.
I glassed them ... two does. They waited at the top a few minutes and then
walked right down and drank water from the pool on my right. I moved the
camera tripod close to the mesh window and took a picture of the 2nd one.
They walked slowly away, stopping
frequently to browse
Sept 12, 2000 - Day
Ande just radioed me and all the antelope are on the hill where I originally
put my blind. They've been feeding and resting all morning. As you know
there is spring water on that hill, so they might be there for hours. Three
mule deer does visited me about 10:00 and drank from the small water hole
on my left.
Half an hour later two more
does came over the same hill and walked down. When the were roughly 45
yards away they went on alert and looked toward the windmill area a couple
hundred yards away. A wide pronged buck with heart shaped horns was charging
past the windmill towards us. Good news ... and bad news. Good news it
was a mature buck, bad news that there is a fence between the windmill
and us antelope and bowhunters. It's bad news because antelope almost never
jump a fence. So the buck went wild, running up and down the fence and
making the clicking sound they make. The does were unimpressed, they watered
and left. Here's their pic through the mesh window, seconds before the
buck showed up.
Several more does came to drink.
Another buck worked a group of does a couple hundred yards off.
This afternoon Ande drove
to a blind we call the Pit Blind and hunted it. He saw a huge buck working
the area and a few does came to the water. The Pit Blind doesn't have a
roof and the hot sun baked him. At twilight he picked me up and we set
up a Double Bull blind inside the Pit. Tomorrow is day #6, two more days