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Offline newhouse114

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Oregon antelope
« on: August 09, 2020, 03:16:20 PM »
Just finished up my antelope hunt in south central Oregon. My youngest son and I both drew tags. Kind of a crazy hunt. My two youngest sons came out here a couple of weeks ago to scout and set up a blind on a good waterhole. Every place they checked there was already a blind set up, several days before they could be legally placed. They finally found a seep with a little water and no blind but not a lot of antelope activity either. The first morning  we watched a line of antelope track off towards a nearby waterhole and leave one member shy of the original number. Meanwhile one of my sons was scouring the area for a new waterhole. He finally found one and called us to let us know. We broke down the blind, packed all our gear and headed for the new location. Both of my sons headed back to our original camp to relocate it closer to the new blind site. While I was sitting, I looked of the blind window and there was another hunter coming down the hill to set up there. He saw our blind and his face fell. Mumbled sorry, and headed off back the way he came. No action that afternoon. The next morning found us in the blind 1/2 hour before first light. Around 8-9:00 in the morning a lone buck came in. He was terrible spooky and never came in to the water. A little later I had a call of nature. My son suggested that I go out through the window to avoid zipper noise. Sounded like a good idea at the time. I got my left leg and body through ok and then caught my right foot on the edge of the window and took a header off of a 14” rock shelf down onto a lumpy pan of more lava rock. All of my 62 year old, 210 lb carcass landed flat on my left arm. I got up, determined nothing was broken but could barely move my arm. After 1/2 hour or so the arm was working but my left wrist was extremely painful trying to draw my bow. Shortly after this occurrence a group of antelope charged in and dove into the water. I got set up, drew through the agony of my wrist, released, heard a gosh awful sound as my upper limb hit the top of the blind and sent arrow a foot over the buck’s back at 18 yards. OOPS! We accessed the situation and rotated the blind about 30 degrees to allow shooting through a smaller but lower window. No more activity that day. The next morning my wrist felt a lot better and I could draw without pain. A couple of does came in fairly early and my son was set up. He was adamant about shooting a buck whereas I didn’t care. He let them pass. Around 2:30 in the afternoon two more does showed up and started drinking. I was set up this time. I drew, aimed, released, and,,,,, redemption!
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Re: Oregon antelope
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2020, 08:25:38 PM »
Thanks for sharing and nice shooting! Glad you recovered quickly from your fall. Seems like once we get into our 60s we don't "bounce" near as well as we did in our 40s! Congratulations!!
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Re: Oregon antelope
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2020, 01:24:35 PM »
Congrats!  Fine shooting and I'm sure she will be some good eating.  They sure are a beautiful animal.
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Re: Oregon antelope
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2020, 05:12:25 PM »
My son got it done yesterday morning. 76” buck was down 42 yards from blind.

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Re: Oregon antelope
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2020, 09:14:04 PM »
Great father and son hunt.
I enjoy the woods taking game is the icing on the cake.

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Re: Oregon antelope
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2020, 12:10:00 AM »
Nicely done. Glad to see people getting out and having fun during these crazy days.
Hoping to do so myself in the next couple of days
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Re: Oregon antelope
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2020, 01:45:30 PM »
Congratulations!
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Re: Oregon antelope
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2020, 03:56:26 PM »
Beautiful animals congratulations to both of you
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Re: Oregon antelope
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2020, 11:52:34 AM »
A fine hunt to remember and great kills to boot.
Funny how we don't bounce like we once did as we age.
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Re: Oregon antelope
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2020, 08:33:32 PM »
Well Done!

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Re: Oregon antelope
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2020, 07:09:39 PM »
Congrats!

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Re: Oregon antelope
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2020, 08:28:23 PM »
Fine antelope... congrat!
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Re: Oregon antelope
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2020, 11:14:15 AM »
 Congratulations

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Re: Oregon antelope
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2020, 12:10:24 PM »
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Re: Oregon antelope
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2020, 10:56:27 AM »
Congrats. Nice goats.

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Re: Oregon antelope
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2020, 11:35:15 PM »
Congrats to you both.

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Re: Oregon antelope
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2020, 08:30:06 AM »
Congrats!
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Re: Oregon antelope
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2020, 10:10:18 AM »
Congratulations on the hunt! If you don't mind, what unit? I'm up to 15 pp points for antelope and am thinking of trying for them for 20201. Thanks!
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Re: Oregon antelope
« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2020, 08:03:50 PM »
We hunted the Warner unit, got super lucky on the draw with only three points!

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Re: Oregon antelope
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2021, 09:54:06 PM »
Great family hunt! My favorite way to hunt! Congratulations to you both!
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