Antelope Day 1 – Fence Post Stalk
By Robert Hoague
Aug 16, 2009 – 12:15:16 PM
Jay Liechty (owner of Grim Reaper Broadheads) picked me up right on
time at the airport Rapid City, South Dakota airport. For the next two
hours we drove to Alzada, Montana and turned east to Antelope Camp.
Craig Hueter (Trophies West Outfitting) met us. While we unloaded our
gear and put it in the lodge Bruce Ryan drove in with head guide Steve
Bishop. Bruce had just put a stalk on a big antelope buck in a freshly
harvested alfalfa field. Round bales were all over the field and Bruce
worked his way through them, using the large bales for cover.
Bruce got as close to the buck as 50 yards but at that point he was
hiding behind the last round bale. Bruce hunt tight but the buck
slowly meandered away. Afterward Bruce and Steve came back to hunt
headquarters to see if Jay and I were in yet.
Steve Bishop loaded us up and we went to try out an antelope stalking
technique Steve calls the Fence Post stalk. It works, in theory, like
this. When we see an antelope near the two track ranch road two of us
would get out and stand still for several minutes. Then the hunter
would move closer little by little and try to get in bow range. The hunter keeps