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|08-25-2019 12:01 PM|
|Paul Workman||LOVED the adventure - even if living it vicariously, and especially like the "pet" antelope story. (Sad to think tho - that little guy won't be long for this world, come hunting seasons. It almost seems like he was once someone's pet or was raised on a ranch maybe? I've had cattle come running up to me while shooting over a PD patch. But, that wasn't especially surprising at all. Cattle are curious...to a fault!)|
|07-27-2019 05:58 AM|
|Silverfox_in_ND||Thanks for the report and photos. Your sure had some tall grass in a couple of those photos. The "pet antelope" was a big bonus memory for your hunt.|
|07-25-2019 11:56 AM|
Memories here- 2nd PD trip for my FL partners. Some GoGo guys let us pilgrims join them for a Wonderful Wyoming Weekend which was kind of a regular thing then - great guys. Shot with them near Gillette for several days and moved down to Medicine Bow area. We’d shot West KS a few years earlier and I’d describe both trips like summiting Mt Everest- not to be equaled....ever. True that.
Couple of friends just returned from WY - had fun but few small PDs on a ranch that hadn’t been shot - maybe 100 .223 fired, rest were rimfire -.22, .22 WMR and .17 HMR.
Not crying for them or me but from our initial hunts where the ground was literally crawling with PDs to now where plague and aggressive poisoning have almost eliminated the populations in many previously productive areas is sad at best.
So doubly enjoyed this post- the BEST OF TIMES - is still alive, just not where we got started in 2006...but that is OK.
|07-24-2019 04:56 PM|
|Iowa Fox||Nice report and pics. You must have been in the eastern part of the state looking at the trees.|
|07-24-2019 12:22 PM|
JC I really enjoyed you post and thanks for sharing. It brought a flood of memories back to me.
I shot PDs in northeast Wyo back in the 80ís in the Niobra Grasslands. There was a dog town there that was 5 miles long and a couple miles wide. It was huge! There was on occasion that you would meet other hunters but that was the exception rather than the norm. We would take 5 or 6 rifles each to shoot. Allowing us to have rifles cooling down while warming up one. We had tanks of argon that we used to cool barrels down. We were able to shoot hundreds of rounds a day. Matter of fact you could very easily ruin a rifle if you werenít careful. We hunted one day and the next day we reloaded ammo and cleaned rifles. Next day we did it all over again. We never saw the dog population decrease. We shot there several years.The last year we went there we saw signs telling us to stay on the road and donít go into the grass because of the plague. As we drove down the road through the grasslands we never saw a single dog. They were gone.
Back then all you had to do was stop at a ranch and they were glad to have you go shoot PDs on the ranch. They werenít charging fees to hunt, there were very few guides that were available. Plenty of PDs, plenty of places to hunt. We made a lot of memories and best of times out there. There were 5 of us who used to go PD hunting, two have passed on and the three that are left canít get that far from pick up any more. LOL
Thanks again, my heart skipped a beat when I saw the pictures.
|07-24-2019 08:07 AM|
|jimp||Good read, thanks for sharing your trip.|
|07-24-2019 06:34 AM|
|George Foster||I enjoyed reading the report, especially the part about you being adopted. Pretty country where you were.|
|07-23-2019 10:17 PM|
|JC in Calif||Doug- NE Wyoming. Hulett/Sundance area. Beautiful country for sure.|
|07-23-2019 08:57 PM|
Nice report and nice pics. Like those "air dogs"! What area of Wyoming were you shooting? We shot near Hulett, Wyoming years ago. Far NE corner of the state. The pics bring back memories. Not just of the shooting but of the days when I could fit a shooting table like that one.
|07-23-2019 07:16 PM|
Looks like you had a great shoot. Interesting about that antelope buck.
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