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The Thrill Of The Hunt: Bow Hunting Antelope

Bow hunting for antelope is one of the most challenging tasks a hunter will every face. The temperatures during most antelope bow seasons can be in the 90’s or higher. Factor in difficult rolling sagebrush or prairie terrain, rattlesnakes, and incredible eyesight and harvesting an antelope with a bow is very difficult. A positive of hunting antelope is that you are always seeing them. Nothing like elk hunting where a hunter can go a couple of weeks without seeing an elk. Antelope are generally in site and help the hunter keep his/her motivation up for the hunt. Unfortunately a lot of hunters don’t take antelope seriously. I have seen way too many antelope hunters, mainly during rifle season, drive around in their pickup until they ...

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Boning Your Animal In The Field

I hear this complaint almost everyday during hunting season. We had a great time hunting, but it was so much work dragging our animal to the pickup. My question is always why did you drag your animal to the pickup? Overview Hunters have it ingrained in their minds that they have to gut their harvested animal and then drag it whole to their transportation. It is very difficult lifting a whole animal minus it’s guts into the back of the pickup. Then hunters generally want to hang their animal. The idea is that it will be easier to skin the animal, which it is, and perhaps age the meat. Aging the meat can be argued either way. However, most hunters do not have a way ...

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The Thrill Of The Hunt: Extra Bow Hunting Gear

So far in the Thrill of The Hunt we have discussed bow hunting equipment and what to wear. In this article we will discuss the extras that should always be with you on the hunt. Many of the items I will discuss are important for bow hunting or rifle hunting. Baby Powder Always carry a small squeeze bottle of baby powder to determine the wind direction. A hunter can fool an animals eyes and ears, but you will never fool its’ nose. I plan to write an entire article on this topic soon, but until then always make sure you know the wind direction. I carry a small bottle of baby powder in my front pocket on all hunts except bird hunts. I check the ...

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