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Mid October Antelope #16434601 09/14/21
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What can I expect on a mid October Antelope hunt in Wyoming? Private land, 023. Never been before.

Rut will be completely over, right? Will bucks be grouped up? What about weather? Thanks.


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Re: Mid October Antelope [Re: Sakoluvr] #16435103 09/14/21
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The bucks will most likely still be with the does.
The weather can be anything from 60's and sunny to 0 and almost blizzard conditions. Be prepared for either.


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Re: Mid October Antelope [Re: Sakoluvr] #16435591 Yesterday at 12:27 AM
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What Ranch13 said plus depending on weather snakes could still be out.

Re: Mid October Antelope [Re: Sakoluvr] #16437235 Yesterday at 01:39 PM
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best time to hunt goats


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Re: Mid October Antelope [Re: Sakoluvr] #16437322 Yesterday at 01:59 PM
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Sakoluvr: The rut will indeed be winding down and near done by then.
I would still take an Antelope call with you - it very often will stop an exiting Buck Antelope for a stand still last look back at you or the area the call came from.
It may be "hot" there in Wyoming in mid-October and I always carried at least one block of ice to stuff into the Antelopes chest cavity to cool them out til they can be skinned and hung up.
Care for the Antelope meat as quickly as possible it will enhance the taste.
Try to Hunt with the rising sun at your back in the mornings and the setting sun at your back in the evenings - makes spotting the Antelope MUCH easier and harder for them to spot you.
Be prepared to stay afield ALL day right up until sunset (have food and water with you etc) the Antelope are out "there" around the clock and you can Hunt all the daylight hours with a chance of success on your approaches.
Best of luck - I love Wyoming.
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Re: Mid October Antelope [Re: Sakoluvr] #16438601 Yesterday at 09:16 PM
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All my goats are off z34, 38 from opening day to late Oct.
They are always out and about, bucks still with does in small to big groups.
Single bucks can be any where mid day snoozing on hill sides, in drainage etc. They can still be hoarding does as well.
I've taken them mostly by 9am, have guided others and shot them all hours of the day to late evenings.
Plug your nose and bleat like a fawn usually stops the moving ones, just be ready yo shoot very quickly or lay and wait.
Water all over so no single spot attracts them, others do like cattle tanks.


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Always hunt public land (BLM) in Wyoming for pronghorn. In mid October it all depends on hunting pressure from Sept up through mid October. On private land pressure may be somewhat mitigated. But previous hunting pressure does make a difference in closing distances and on pronghorn behavior later in the season after being pursued. Antelope are still seen in 20-30 groupings, if not in greater numbers. The dominant herd buck will still be with his harem. Stalking in late season can be a challenge based on skittish behavior. Having exceptional eyesight and incredible speed they can keep you at bay at 600-800 yards quite easily. So the trick is not to be spotted. In most cases all there is is flat land and blue sky all around so staying low is a given and in many cases you will be crawling on your hands and knees to close distances. Most shots I have taken have been off of a Harris BiPod in prone or sitting position. Over time I have settled on using a 7mm Rem Mag with 140 gr Ballistic Tips for velocity and range capability. Shots I’ve made were from 250 yds - 425 yds. Last one was 305 yds. Weather is typically on the warmer side still, but expect anything. Like was stated previously, they are out and about from sunrise to sunset. Best of luck.

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Thanks all


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