INFO: Trad Archery for Bowhunters

Author Topic: Montana-Lope  (Read 2702 times)

Online Ryan Rothhaar

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • *****
  • Posts: 1259
« on: September 27, 2004, 12:14:00 PM »
I just got back from chasing goats in Montana last week.  Rain and low goat count due to winterkill/rifle kill last year conspired to mess up the first part of the week, but Joseph's Chicken-fried buffalo steaks made up for it!  By Wed evening the goats were hitting the water again and I sat 14 hours thursday and 6 hours friday on stand.  Several nice bucks came to water out of range, and when this little guy walked past at 8 yards I figured why look a gift goat in the mouth and I took him.  After 10 1/2 days over 2 years of DIY goat hunting he feels like a trophy pronghorn to me!

Shot him with a 64lb Widow recurve, big Snuffers and Carbonwood 5000's (long story there).  One lung, diaphragm, liver, he went a hundred yards or so, down in 8 seconds.


Offline Greg PBS

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 13
Re: Montana-Lope
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2004, 08:47:00 PM »
Great story Ryan, congrats, I'd have liked to have had one of Josephs steaks!

Headed for Kodiak Thursday morning for a 10 day Blacktail hunt.


Offline the Ferret

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 3232
Re: Montana-Lope
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2004, 07:49:00 AM »
That a way Ryan. Goat hunting can be feast or famine. Spent more than a couple 14 hour days in a blind myself (4 on 1 was brutal LOL).

Congrats man!   :thumbsup:
There is always someone that knows more than you, and someone that knows less than you, so you can always learn and you can always teach

Offline Jake

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 450
Re: Montana-Lope
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2004, 10:14:00 PM »
Congrats Ryan  Way to go......Again!

Offline Doug Campbell

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 2608
Re: Montana-Lope
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2004, 12:29:00 PM »
Hey Ryan after many hours, blown stalks and missed shots I gotta tell ya that any speedgoat with a bow is a trophy. Congrats!!
Life is wonderful in Montana!!
ABS Journeyman Knifesmith

Offline Woodduck

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 686
Re: Montana-Lope
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2004, 11:29:00 PM »
Congratulations, that is a great picture and looks like a trophy from where I'm sitting...
Happy trails....   ('till we meet again, Dale Evans Rogers)
>>>--a kindred spirit--->     (got that from Fred Anderson)

North Carolina Bowhunters Association

Users currently browsing this topic:

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Contact Us | Trad © | User Agreement

Copyright 2003 thru 2024 ~ Trad ©