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Teeton's 1st pronghorn hunt semi live
Pronghorn
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Teeton 13-Aug-15
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Teeton 13-Aug-15
Teeton 13-Aug-15
Teeton 13-Aug-15
Medicinemann 13-Aug-15
stick n string 14-Aug-15
MF 14-Aug-15
KJC 14-Aug-15
Teeton 14-Aug-15
Teeton 14-Aug-15
Teeton 14-Aug-15
Teeton 14-Aug-15
t-roy 14-Aug-15
PAbowhunter 14-Aug-15
Teeton 14-Aug-15
Teeton 14-Aug-15
otcWill 14-Aug-15
Teeton 14-Aug-15
Medicinemann 15-Aug-15
BULELK1 15-Aug-15
Medicinemann 15-Aug-15
EmbryO-klahoma 15-Aug-15
Dennis Razza 15-Aug-15
drycreek 15-Aug-15
cityhunter 15-Aug-15
Teeton 15-Aug-15
Teeton 15-Aug-15
Teeton 15-Aug-15
Teeton 15-Aug-15
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Vernon Edeler 15-Aug-15
cityhunter 15-Aug-15
Teeton 15-Aug-15
writer 15-Aug-15
Elkstuffer 15-Aug-15
Medicinemann 15-Aug-15
Vernon Edeler 15-Aug-15
Teeton 15-Aug-15
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Teeton 16-Aug-15
Medicinemann 16-Aug-15
IdyllwildArcher 16-Aug-15
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Homebru 16-Aug-15
Thunderflight 16-Aug-15
Medicinemann 16-Aug-15
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Fulldraw1972 16-Aug-15
t-roy 16-Aug-15
elmer@laptop 16-Aug-15
Trial153 16-Aug-15
Tejas 16-Aug-15
Teeton 16-Aug-15
JW 16-Aug-15
Ambush 16-Aug-15
Teeton 16-Aug-15
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Medicinemann 16-Aug-15
Mark Watkins 17-Aug-15
Homebru 17-Aug-15
Teeton 17-Aug-15
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Teeton 17-Aug-15
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From: Teeton
13-Aug-15
Teeton's 1st pronghorn semi live.

It all started with deciding for the first time in 10 years of not go elk hunting and start burning some of my Colorado points I have. So come April I put in for Colorado pronghorn. With 16 points I figured I would draw for sure. Nope! Didnot draw, but Colorado's draw results came early enough to still put in for Wyoming's draw and with 4 points I drew.

Well this hunt is going to be a diy hunt. I'd be driving out in my rv pulling a little suv. I'm going out with my girl friend Julie, who's a trooper. We will be leaving on Friday August 7th after work. The trip will be about 15/16 days.

I want to get there and have about 5 days to scout setup a few blinds before the August 15 th opener. As you can see I started this thread 6 days into our trip.

Well we scouted and found 3 good spots to set blinds up. We set up 2 blinds wish I had brought a 3rd maybe a 4th.

Anyway I got 2 setup on the down wind side of the watering holes 3 days before the Saturday opener. We checked out the 2 blinds today Thursday the 13th. We checked them out with the spotting scope from a far. Let's call the first blind we checked out the #1 blind/waterhole it had about 6 pronghorn within 100 yds of it and 8 or 10 more within 300 yds and a half dozen with in half mile that i could see. At the #2 blind I could only see a straight line to it. I saw no pronghorn with in that line but saw about 40 within 300 yds out to a half mile that i could see and I could only see maybe 20 % of the land in that half mile.

I well try to post each day if I can but at camp or blinds I have no cell service. I have to drive around to find service so I may not post every day. Ed.

From: Teeton
13-Aug-15

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Here's a pix of camp by a small stream

From: Teeton
13-Aug-15

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Here is a pix of my first blind setup. Ed

From: Teeton
13-Aug-15

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This is a pix of my #2 setup. Ed

From: Teeton
13-Aug-15

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This is pix looking over the top of the #1 setup. It sets down off the bank of the water hole about 2 feet. Ed

From: Medicinemann
13-Aug-15
Good Luck Teeton!!!

14-Aug-15
Good luck!

From: MF
14-Aug-15
Good Luck Ed:)

From: KJC
14-Aug-15
Good luck!

From: Teeton
14-Aug-15

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Thanks guys..

Morning practice, and maybe my last before tomorrow's hunt. As its not that windy in the morn to shoot. Groups from 30 40 and 50 yds

From: Teeton
14-Aug-15

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Checking my blinds from far with spotting scope. I did snap a pix of a goat right by my #2 setup this morning. Not sure if you will see it as its pretty far. Ed

From: Teeton
14-Aug-15

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Ok checked #1 blind. No goat right on water but 2 nice bucks bed right above it. Hope you can see them. Ed

From: Teeton
14-Aug-15

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Heres a pix of my spotting scope I'm using to find stuff.

Also I did not post the one pix above. I'm sure you know which one I'm talking about. Don't know where it came from.

From: t-roy
14-Aug-15
I enjoyed the video Ed! I just got back from Africa 2 weeks ago;>)

Good luck on the speed goats & keep the pics coming!

From: PAbowhunter
14-Aug-15
Best wishes from PA, Ed!

From: Teeton
14-Aug-15

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Me and Juls are on our way to Casper to resupply about a hours drive. Here is a pix of Julie making breakfast after getting back from checking out the blinds.

From: Teeton
14-Aug-15

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Thanks for the good luck wishes guys. Here a pix of a buck I took through the spotting scope from about 5/600 yds.

From: otcWill
14-Aug-15
Good luck and thanks for taking us along!

From: Teeton
14-Aug-15

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Everything read to go in the pack including gallon of water. I've been here since Monday and it's been hot hot hot!!!

From: Medicinemann
15-Aug-15
Hopefully, that means dry, dry, dry.....

From: BULELK1
15-Aug-15
Pretty fancy camp ya got there!

This is enjoyable reading--thanks for sharing

Good luck, Robb

From: Medicinemann
15-Aug-15
The season is now open.....looking forward to the next update.....

15-Aug-15
Good luck!

From: Dennis Razza
15-Aug-15
Good luck!

From: drycreek
15-Aug-15
Good luck Teeton ! About three weeks before I go.

From: cityhunter
15-Aug-15
looks very dry good luck

From: Teeton
15-Aug-15
Sun up is 6:08 got to my blind #1 at 5:21. Right at day break 4 big grouse can to water. Daybreak temp was about 62 and very little wind. Looks like it going to be a hot one.

Ok I ll admit it at 7 a nice buck came in, 55 yds. Zing right over his back. :(

A little while later doe and a small buck came in.

A little later, 3 and then this small buck. It's 8:13. Also the wind is pickup some.

9 o'clock report, since 8:13 na da.

10 o'clock report, 9 doe 2 small bucks. 5 came to drink that including the bucks.

11:27 report :) had a doe come in and drink she drank and then walked up out of the water hole. A minute or so later a big boy appeared from a little section of the watering hole I can not see, but did put flagging tape up. But the way the land is shaped he may not of came up from the hole. He walked away following the doe. Watched him for 40 mins or so. Hence, the 11:27 report. :)

Between 11:27 and 1:00 the traffic pick way up must of saw 30. About 25 doe and 5 buck. Some came and watered some didn't.

In the posts below are some photos for my sit.

Ed

From: Teeton
15-Aug-15

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15-Aug-15

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15-Aug-15

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15-Aug-15

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15-Aug-15

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15-Aug-15

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Selfie in the blind. That pink thing around my neck is one of them frog togg towels that u put water on. It was in the rv from Nascar races. It was around my neck, on my head, on my head and down my back. If ur going August pronghorn hunting get one. But get a black one. :)

15-Aug-15
Good luck Teton. What part of the state are you in?

From: cityhunter
15-Aug-15
Sounds and looks like u had a good first day !!

From: Teeton
15-Aug-15
Vernon Edeler, I'm in the south eastern.

From: writer
15-Aug-15
Man, what a way to start the fall seasons.

Thanks for posting!

From: Elkstuffer
15-Aug-15
Thanks for sharing Teeton! I'm going thru pronghorn withdrawals not being able to hunt. How did you go about finding the water holes that you are set up on?

Thanks and Good luck!

Elkstuffer

From: Medicinemann
15-Aug-15
Sounds like a great first day.....

15-Aug-15
Cool. I missed above that you are an hour from Casper. If you where up north I was just going to offer up some info on some walk in coolers for after the kill. Keep the pics coming.

From: Teeton
15-Aug-15

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OK got cell service again. Elkstuffer, I'm hunting a area that some friends hunted on. But I found the #1 spot driving around and looking a goggle earth before coming out. The #2 spot was told to me be a rancher. I was checking out a spot when this guy in a truck Flys up I don't think at the time he was happy I was there. Anyway after chatting with him for a while all was good, I was on blm land. Anyway a few hours later me and Juls was drive down a dirt road and there the rancher. He flags us down and tells me about a spot that has water and maybe the only water for a few miles. Well as we got close there was pronghorn all over. So we found the waterhole and set blind #2 up. By the way I put about 200 miles on the little tracker driving around looking for spots. Here a pix of it.

From: Teeton
15-Aug-15

From: Teeton
16-Aug-15

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OK back to my story.

About 1:30 a doe came in a few mins later this buck in the pix came in also.

From: Medicinemann
16-Aug-15
Keep the updates coming.....

16-Aug-15
Great thread

From: writer
16-Aug-15
...and the suspense builds into another day.

I'l be stuck inside a hunting show all day.

Thankfully I'l be able to check for updates

From: Homebru
16-Aug-15
Don't worry Ed, you look good in pink. Thanks for the thread. homebru

16-Aug-15
Awesome. What unit are you hunting?

From: Medicinemann
16-Aug-15
Since yesterday, did you flag the part of the water hole that you cannot see?

It's about 8:16 your time, so I am waiting for your daily 8:13 update....I've already given you an extra three minutes....I am sure that it will be posted any second.....LOL

From: cityhunter
16-Aug-15
ED sure looks pretty in pink :>

From: Fulldraw1972
16-Aug-15
Good luck Ed! Awesome semi live hunt.

From: t-roy
16-Aug-15
Pink is the new black!

Keep it coming!

From: elmer@laptop
16-Aug-15
Good stuff....keep it coming!!!

From: Trial153
16-Aug-15
Good luck!!

From: Tejas
16-Aug-15
Looks like a good time !! Good luck

From: Teeton
16-Aug-15

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Sorry guys just got cell again. Still on day 1. In my last post above this post is a pix of a buck. The buck in the above post followed the doe back to the watering hole and stood just about where the far lope in standing in this pix.

From: JW
16-Aug-15
Thanks for posting! I'm sitting antelope out this season! Keep after em, good things will happen.

From: Ambush
16-Aug-15
Thanks for the hunt and excitement!

I didn't get my "shoe in" WY draw for this year, so I appreciate "being there" on your hunt.

Good luck and a good buck!

From: Teeton
16-Aug-15

From: Teeton
16-Aug-15
Medicinemann, I flagged it the day in set the blind up with a half roll of tape.

From: Teeton
16-Aug-15
Medicinemann, are you not on a lope hunt also ?

From: Medicinemann
16-Aug-15
Ed,

My hunt starts a month from tomorrow.....

From: Mark Watkins
17-Aug-15
Keep it coming Ed!

Mark

From: Homebru
17-Aug-15
Ed contacted me last night. He's having some technical issues right now getting things posted. He'll keep things moving as soon as he can.

homebru

From: Teeton
17-Aug-15

From: ahunter55
17-Aug-15
enjoying your updates. We elected to get another point this year (4 now) next year for sure. Good Luck.

From: Teeton
17-Aug-15

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OK I hope I got things working again. Had some kind of problems getting things posted. My post a post or 2 above this one was part of a post from the 15th. (???) After posting this I'm going to delete that post.

Like to thank Homebru for making that post for me tell you all I was having trouble.

OK back to my hunt. The buck I talked about above followed the doe back to the watering hole and stood right about where I stated above with the doe 7/8 feet to his right. I pick up my range finder and ranged him at 43 yds. I drew my bow and settled my 40 pin just about on the corner of the white and hit the release. In about a millisecond and I mean a millisecond he was out of the water and up on top of the bank. In the pix with this post and the few below you'll the idea what happened.

From: Teeton
17-Aug-15
OK I didn't post the video clip of the turkey hunt.??? Maybe it's part of the problems I'm having.??? Ed

From: Teeton
17-Aug-15

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Blood in water and arrow on ground.

From: Teeton
17-Aug-15

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With me stating where I settled my 40 pin on a 43 yds shot and the blood in the water right where he stood. Anyone want to take a guess what organ or organs I hit? He was also standing just like the lope in the pix I used as a idea of where and how my buck was stand when I shot. I am shooting a arrow weight of 410 and speed of 295. Ed

From: Teeton
17-Aug-15

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Well here's a photo of him right after the shot.

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17-Aug-15

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17-Aug-15

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From: Bowfreak
17-Aug-15
Beautiful buck! Congrats!!!

From: Fulldraw1972
17-Aug-15
Beautiful buck Ed. Congrats!

From: Scoot
17-Aug-15
WTG Teeton! Congrats on a fine buck!

From: Drahthaar
17-Aug-15
Great job, enjoyed the hunt along. Forrest

From: otcWill
17-Aug-15
Nice! Thanks for taking us along

From: mixed bag
17-Aug-15
nice buck,they look great on the wall

From: writer
17-Aug-15
Let me guess, you maybe shot him in the heart? :-)

Great hunt. Hope you enjoy the meat and the mount will look great.

Thanks for taking us along.

From: Medicinemann
17-Aug-15
Nice!!

Since you aimed at the "corner" of the brown and white, and you hit the lower part of the heart, is it safe to assume that he "jumped" the string about 4"-6" inches?....at 40 yards, considering their reflexes, that really isn't too bad....

How far did he run after your shot?. Which side was the entrance side? Exit side?

From: JohnB
17-Aug-15
Thanks for taking us along and congrats on finding someone to endure that hot blind with!

From: KJC
17-Aug-15
Very nice! Congrats!

17-Aug-15
Beautiful! Congrats and thanks for taking the time to share.

From: JW
17-Aug-15
Great looking buck! Congrats!

From: drycreek
17-Aug-15
Good job Teeton ! Thanks for the story and pics. Making me hungry !

17-Aug-15
Good job. Nice goat.

From: Homebru
17-Aug-15
Nice shootin', Ed. homebru

From: HUNT MAN
17-Aug-15
Very nice congrats. HUNT

17-Aug-15
Grats. Nice shot/buck.

From: trkyslr
17-Aug-15
Congrats on a great goat!

From: Dennis Razza
17-Aug-15
Congrats!

From: CJE
17-Aug-15
Congrats, great goat!

From: Elkstuffer
17-Aug-15
woohoo!!!! Good job Teeton! Great pronghorn! Thanks for taking us along on your hunt.

From: elkmtngear
17-Aug-15
Great shooting Teeton.

Excellent semi-live thread!

Best of Luck, Jeff

From: Chip T.
17-Aug-15
Thanks for taking us along and congrats on a fine animal!

From: elmer@laptop
18-Aug-15
Way to go!!

From: BULELK1
18-Aug-15
Good for you!

Congrats

Good luck, Robb

From: huntperch
18-Aug-15
Very nice congratulations thanks for sharing

From: Teeton
18-Aug-15

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Thanks everyone

Later I'll post some more pictures of the trip and blind setups. In the mean time here another pix. Its of blind setup #1 looking up to where in shot the lope. Glad everyone enjoyed it. Ed

From: Teeton
18-Aug-15

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Here's a shot looking over blind the other way.

From: Brotsky
18-Aug-15
Congrats Ed! Great goat! Thanks for sharing your story!

From: tacklebox
18-Aug-15
Well done, Congrats

From: t-roy
18-Aug-15
Congrats on your success!

From: Paul@thefort
18-Aug-15
I liked that a lot. You did the work and it paid off. Congrats, Paul

From: No Mercy
18-Aug-15
Congrats! Great story!

From: LC Archer
18-Aug-15
Great job. Excellent hunt. You were well prepared and it showed. Thanks for the photos and story.

From: hagelmiester
18-Aug-15
Good job I head out in 9 days

From: Zackman
18-Aug-15
Congrats. Nice lope!

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