Mathews Inc.
2015 Meat Pole
Pronghorn
Contributors to this thread:
Ermine 16-Aug-15
Ermine 17-Aug-15
trkyslr 17-Aug-15
KB 17-Aug-15
IdyllwildArcher 17-Aug-15
BULELK1 17-Aug-15
Reflex 17-Aug-15
Reflex 17-Aug-15
KJC 17-Aug-15
Bowfreak 17-Aug-15
Scoot 17-Aug-15
tradi-doerr 17-Aug-15
loopmtz 17-Aug-15
HockeyDad 17-Aug-15
CCOVEY 17-Aug-15
HockeyDad 17-Aug-15
Chip T. 17-Aug-15
Brock-ID 17-Aug-15
John Haeberle 17-Aug-15
otcWill 17-Aug-15
Medicinemann 17-Aug-15
midwest 17-Aug-15
DR 17-Aug-15
Turk 17-Aug-15
ESP 17-Aug-15
Elkstuffer 17-Aug-15
BB 17-Aug-15
'Ike' (Phone) 17-Aug-15
hoytshooter1 18-Aug-15
Bobbin hood 18-Aug-15
Mark Watkins 18-Aug-15
Carcajou 18-Aug-15
timberline53 18-Aug-15
billygoatpete 18-Aug-15
Teeton 18-Aug-15
gridlebug 18-Aug-15
huntnmuleys 18-Aug-15
Ermine 19-Aug-15
t-roy 19-Aug-15
huntnmuleys 19-Aug-15
IdyllwildArcher 19-Aug-15
LWood 19-Aug-15
DWarcher 19-Aug-15
Shiras 19-Aug-15
AndyJ 19-Aug-15
Reflex 19-Aug-15
wam 20-Aug-15
hagelmiester 21-Aug-15
Deacon Dave 21-Aug-15
Deacon Dave 21-Aug-15
Deacon Dave 21-Aug-15
hagelmiester 21-Aug-15
JimG 21-Aug-15
JimG 21-Aug-15
Bowfreak 21-Aug-15
Joehunter 21-Aug-15
Joehunter 21-Aug-15
Joehunter 21-Aug-15
Shaft 21-Aug-15
Joehunter 21-Aug-15
Matt 21-Aug-15
'Ike' (Phone) 21-Aug-15
Zackman 21-Aug-15
Medicinemann 22-Aug-15
Rambo 22-Aug-15
JW 22-Aug-15
huntnmuleys 22-Aug-15
Matt 22-Aug-15
BenHuntn 22-Aug-15
sitO 22-Aug-15
stealthykitty 22-Aug-15
Dakota 23-Aug-15
Bowboy 23-Aug-15
TJW 23-Aug-15
Yellowjacket 23-Aug-15
rooster 24-Aug-15
rooster 24-Aug-15
HockeyDad 24-Aug-15
rooster 24-Aug-15
HockeyDad 24-Aug-15
hagelmiester 24-Aug-15
BEA 25-Aug-15
BoonROTO 25-Aug-15
Dave Schulz 25-Aug-15
cityhunter 25-Aug-15
Alexis Desjardins 26-Aug-15
cityhunter 28-Aug-15
archerD 03-Sep-15
Reflex 03-Sep-15
Mr Wapiti 03-Sep-15
Mr Wapiti 03-Sep-15
Mr Wapiti 03-Sep-15
writer 03-Sep-15
Quinn @work 03-Sep-15
'Ike' (Phone) 04-Sep-15
Adventurewriter 04-Sep-15
Mr Wapiti 04-Sep-15
IdyllwildArcher 04-Sep-15
deerslayer 11-Sep-15
Ermine 12-Sep-15
KTH 13-Sep-15
Ramhunter 14-Sep-15
loopmtz 18-Sep-15
Beav 19-Sep-15
Beav 19-Sep-15
archeryav 22-Sep-15
archeryav 22-Sep-15
kiwi 01-Dec-15
minzwa 05-Mar-16
From: Ermine
16-Aug-15
Post up your 2015 Pronghorns

From: Ermine
17-Aug-15

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Ill start it off I guess. Colorado. Spotted this buck bedded. Only way to get at him was to go strait at him in the direction he was facing. Made a long crawl/stalk using a wash as cover to get within range of him.

From: trkyslr
17-Aug-15
Congrats Justin!

From: KB
17-Aug-15
Beautiful buck and pic. Congrats!

17-Aug-15
Nice shot. Nice buck.

Stalking in adds so much to any hunt.

Grats, I'm happy for you.

If folks haven't noticed, Justin kills western big game with a bow consistently, DIY.

From: BULELK1
17-Aug-15
Good for you Justin!

Congrats

Good luck, Robb

From: Reflex
17-Aug-15
Wow, congrats Justin! That's an awesome looking goat.

From: Reflex
17-Aug-15
I guess your 3D antelope target payed off!

From: KJC
17-Aug-15
Yeah, that'll do! Congrats Justin.

From: Bowfreak
17-Aug-15
Awesome buddy. Anyone that stalks up on those suckers has my respect. Great goat!

From: Scoot
17-Aug-15
Good work! Way to start things off, Justin!

From: tradi-doerr
17-Aug-15
Way to go Justin!

From: loopmtz
17-Aug-15
Sweet!

From: HockeyDad
17-Aug-15
Nice buck Justin, and spot and stalk makes it 100 times more difficult.

From: CCOVEY
17-Aug-15
Nice buck, and nice shot!

From: HockeyDad
17-Aug-15

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HockeyDad's embedded Photo
Here's my Wyoming buck. Shot at 9:15 opening morning at a water hole.

From: Chip T.
17-Aug-15
Congrats gang. Next up for you Hockey should be elk. See you in camp.

From: Brock-ID
17-Aug-15

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2015 Idaho Archery Antelope. My shot was 38 yards, he went another 60 and fell. Didn't see very many goats this year, but I was lucky enough he came into the watering hole.

17-Aug-15

John Haeberle's embedded Photo
John Haeberle's embedded Photo
Opening Day in Wyoming.

From: otcWill
17-Aug-15
Congrats boys! Just a doe tag for me this year

From: Medicinemann
17-Aug-15
HockeyDad and Brock-ID,

You guys could pass for brothers!!

From: midwest
17-Aug-15
Way to break the ice guys! Congrats to all!

From: DR
17-Aug-15
Great bucks guys! Congratulations.

From: Turk
17-Aug-15
Congratulations guys!

From: ESP
17-Aug-15
"HockeyDad and Brock-ID, You guys could pass for brothers!! "

That was what I thought.

From: Elkstuffer
17-Aug-15
Wow! That's a great ID buck Brock! Congrats!

From: BB
17-Aug-15

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BB's embedded Photo
Here'a another photo of Hockey Dad's buck.

We had a great time.

Hope you all have a great bow hunt. BB

17-Aug-15
Way to get it started gentlemen, great Lopes...

From: hoytshooter1
18-Aug-15

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hoytshooter1's embedded Photo
2nd day in Wyoming...he got away from me on opening day, but a 35 yard shot on day 2 was all it took.

From: Bobbin hood
18-Aug-15
GREAT JOB GUYS!

From: Mark Watkins
18-Aug-15
Congrats to you all on some great speed goats!

Ermine, One of the toughest critters to spot and stalk! I have done 12 failed stalks, but got to 32 yards on the 13th one...ended up being a small buck which I passed on but tough stalking them for sure!

Mark

From: Carcajou
18-Aug-15
Great success guys! love chasin them goats, make fine mounts and good eating. way to go!

From: timberline53
18-Aug-15

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1st day in Colorado got my first archery pronghorn by 10 a.m. after a 16 year wait for the tag! Very humbled and thankful for the beautiful buck although the hunt ended much too soon and there were much bigger bucks around. Could not believe the hunt was over and i would have to get him home and into the freezer! I wanted to stay for a month!

Thought to myself this must be a gift from above as he stood broadside at 66 yards while i was watching a much bigger buck down on a pond that would not leave so i could set up my blind. So with a short debate in my mind the arrow was on its way and took out both lungs so he only made it a short sprint. I have to credit the Lord for the shot as that is a bit out of my range.

Incredible dinner last night with fresh antelope backstrap, mashed taters, corn on the cob, and cucumber/tomato/onion salad, Not a bit of gaminess--i think antelope is our family favorite wild game!

18-Aug-15

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billygoatpete's embedded Photo
Colorado, 2nd day of the season. Waterhole set.

Great bucks Guy's! Looking forward to seeing more as the season moves along!

From: Teeton
18-Aug-15

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Teeton's embedded Photo
My first. Wyoming diy waterhole. I'd like to thank Gray, Dave and Hoytshooter1 for helping me out. Ed

From: gridlebug
18-Aug-15
Those are some nice antelope. I'm with ya all the way on antelope being one of my favorites in terms of wild game meat!

From: huntnmuleys
18-Aug-15

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huntnmuleys's embedded Photo
Wy public land spot and stalk. neatest buck ive ever seen! not the biggest (I realize pic makes him look huge but remember im quite short an have tiny arms lol). 25 yard heart shot and down within 40... love it.

From: Ermine
19-Aug-15
Huntmuleys- your the man! Great job with that stick bow!!!

From: t-roy
19-Aug-15
Congrats on the goats, guys!

Huntmuleys.... how bout a side view? Cool looking buck!

From: huntnmuleys
19-Aug-15

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huntnmuleys's embedded Photo
here he is. one short prong but a way cool buck with an "S" above the cutters.

19-Aug-15
nice buck huntnmuleys. nice shot too

From: LWood
19-Aug-15
Great bucks guys.

From: DWarcher
19-Aug-15
Sweet bucks gentlemen!

From: Shiras
19-Aug-15
Huntnmuleys, nice job! What kind of bow is that?

From: AndyJ
19-Aug-15
Great job guys! John buddy, off to a great start. Huntnmuleys awesome buck and I always have to give you style points.

From: Reflex
19-Aug-15
That is one cool looking goat. Way to go huntnmuleys!

From: wam
20-Aug-15
Wish I was in wyoming right now!!!

From: hagelmiester
21-Aug-15
One more week then on my way to wyoming??

From: Deacon Dave
21-Aug-15

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Deacon Dave's embedded Photo
Wyoming, DIY, solo. Where I was hunting, opening day could not have been any better for bow hunting over a waterhole. This is one of several I decided to pass.

From: Deacon Dave
21-Aug-15

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Deacon Dave's embedded Photo
The one on the right was more than I could turn down.

From: Deacon Dave
21-Aug-15

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Deacon Dave's embedded Photo
"When in doubt, back out!" Worked as it will, most often.

From: hagelmiester
21-Aug-15
Nice goat

From: JimG
21-Aug-15

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Shot this guy from a ground blind in Wyoming @33yds on the opening day August 15th. Shot him at 10:26 in the morning. The water hole is about three acres in size and I saw several good bucks drinking at the other end. It was a short recovery and quick trip to the meat processor.

From: JimG
21-Aug-15

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JimG's embedded Photo
This is a little better picture of his horn length. It was a great hunt . Congratulations to all those successful hunters and I wish the rest good luck.

JimG

From: Bowfreak
21-Aug-15
Wow! Some really unique bucks. Congrats to all!

From: Joehunter
21-Aug-15

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I headed out West with my wife Wednesday August 5th in the old Dodge Dakota. We met up with friends and had a great time camping and fishing. On Sunday the 9th I dropped her off at the Denver airport to fly back to Michigan. I then headed off for a week long adventure. I scouted for future hunting spots in both Colorado and Wyoming. I lived out of my truck and really went off the grid for the whole week. I saw hundreds of mule deer, thousands of pronghorns, a dozen elk, eight moose, and 3 whitetails!

On Friday the 14th I returned to my left over tag unit and prepare for the next day and a half hunt. It was all the time I had.

I sat in a blind over a tank first thing on the opener, bu the area was very wet with water everywhere. I had even enjoyed a spectacular thunderstorm on Friday night!

I decide I better get out and make it happen. There is limited public land, but my GPS with chip made things pretty easy. Soon I located a group with a decent buck and was off. I had no time to be picky. As I closed the 3/4 miles I finally got to where all the animals where and they were gone. One lone doe remained. I put on the crawl along a 4 foot high berm. She was moving my way and we met at the end of the berm. I ranged her and put on a frontal shot and she made it 70 yards.

From: Joehunter
21-Aug-15

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I shot her at 12 noon and by 2:30 I had made the long walk back to the truck, drove around to her, did the gutless method. into game bags and her in the freezer in my truck that was powered by an inverter. The freezer worked great all week. No hassle to buy regular ice or dry ice.

I was now all cleaned up and off to find a buck. It was 3pm.

From: Joehunter
21-Aug-15

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I went to an area were I saw 2 big bucks the day before. Great looking public land, but not one pronghorn to be found. I headed back to the area where I shot the doe. Off the main road I saw a buck. Looked decent and he was in a good spot for a stalk. I drove up the access road and he moved off to 200 yards. I pulled into a small dip with some tall sage and he tolerated it. I was out and crawling toward him. He started to make a scrap and was facing directly away from me. I got up and walked just as fast as I could go right at him. We played the duck down then move fast game a few times and I had closed the distance. Now he turned broad side. I moved a few more feet forward and ranged him. Moved my slider site up to the range and drew. He was perfectly broadside. I shot and hit him low in the front shoulder a little bit forward, but he only made it 100 yards and went down.

By 8 pm I had him all done in the freezer. I took a solar shower, put on street clothes and headed for Michigan.

What a great week! I topped it off by shooting two arrows and killing two nice antelope on opening day. I was home a half day ahead of schedule. Very lucky and blessed!

From: Shaft
21-Aug-15
Sounds like a great adventure Joehunter. Congrats!

From: Joehunter
21-Aug-15
Well, after reading my posts it looks like I should have done a little proof reading before hitting submit. Sorry!

From: Matt
21-Aug-15

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Matt's embedded Photo
This is an AZ buck I shot last night, spot and sprint.

21-Aug-15
Holy crap. Nice Pronghorn Matt!

21-Aug-15
Atta baby Dar, although that is a fashion FoPa....Lol!

Great Lope and story pal...

From: Zackman
21-Aug-15
Congrats Matt! Beautiful lope

From: Medicinemann
22-Aug-15
Matt,

Would you happen to know the horn lengths?

From: Rambo
22-Aug-15
Hay Huntnmulys is that a" Pronghorn " bow ?? Great hunting with a stick and string. Congrats!!

From: JW
22-Aug-15
Beautiful goat Matt! Curious on the length as well? He's a stud!

From: huntnmuleys
22-Aug-15
wow, dandy goats guys!! Rambo, no its the new Lynx by stalker stickbows. and I love it.

From: Matt
22-Aug-15
Thanks guys, he was right at 16".

The situation in which I killed him was pretty cool. It was the 7th evening of a 7 day hunt and we had just blown a stalk on this buck. He ran over a ridge to an area that was really flat and open where we didn't think we could do anything with him, but we didn't have a plan B. When we drove around the ridge, we came over a rise and he was standing off the road at 225 yards and inexplicably he did not seem to care we were there. Another antelope walked into view and they squared off and started to fight. My guide and I ran out across the flat as fast as we could and I shot him while he and the other buck were still engaged in battle.

When my buck went down, the other buck continued to fight him. I yelled and waved my arms to get him to leave, and after a few seconds he disengaged from my buck and faced off with me. He had that look in his eyes of "you're next". It took him a few seconds to realize what was going on and he finally took off.

From: BenHuntn
22-Aug-15

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Here is my 2015 Wy buck. Rough scores 73". Tall but weak prongs. Waterhole hunt.

From: sitO
22-Aug-15
Some great and unique Pronghorn's here, congrats guys! Matt I have witnessed that up close and at full draw myself...just couldn't "pick a spot" they were going at it so hard. He's a true giant and you'll never forget that experience!

22-Aug-15
got a side photo of him Matt - gorgeous pronghorn

From: Dakota
23-Aug-15

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First Hunter of the season in northwest South Dakota

From: Bowboy
23-Aug-15
Great goats guys! Keep them coming!

From: TJW
23-Aug-15

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pausauagant or however you spell it. spot and stalk, front shot at 50 and about 50 yards of spinning, quick kill. Sweet bucks fellas.

From: Yellowjacket
23-Aug-15

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Yellowjacket's embedded Photo
Colorado spot and stalk, 50 yard shot.

From: rooster
24-Aug-15

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rooster's embedded Photo
My wife, Brenda's, Wyoming buck.

From: rooster
24-Aug-15

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rooster's embedded Photo
Mine taken from the same blind the following morning.

From: HockeyDad
24-Aug-15
Mace - Nice bucks taken by you and Brenda!

From: rooster
24-Aug-15
They may be nice, Rod, but no match for the stud you took down!

From: HockeyDad
24-Aug-15
Not too much size difference Mace! Remember the trophy is in the memories not the tape measure!

From: hagelmiester
24-Aug-15
Hope to add to this post next weekend??

From: BEA
25-Aug-15
all great bucks...

From: BoonROTO
25-Aug-15
Great bucks, congrats to all!

From: Dave Schulz
25-Aug-15

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Dave Schulz's embedded Photo
Wyoming Buck , August 17th

From: cityhunter
25-Aug-15
Matt awesome buck cool story .

26-Aug-15
some Dandy bucks everyone nice.

From: cityhunter
28-Aug-15

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cityhunter's embedded Photo
close to 90 inch lope over 17 long base over 7 second mass 7 4/8 Mega lope

From: archerD
03-Sep-15

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August 19th Gillette, Wyoming

From: Reflex
03-Sep-15
Congrats everyone!

City, where was that buck shot at? That thing is huge!!!

From: Mr Wapiti
03-Sep-15

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Mr Wapiti's embedded Photo
My sons first Antelope, at ten he was able to get it done!

From: Mr Wapiti
03-Sep-15

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Mr Wapiti's embedded Photo
My other son getting it done two hours later with his second antelope.

From: Mr Wapiti
03-Sep-15

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Mr Wapiti's embedded Photo
and then dad got a turn!

From: writer
03-Sep-15
So, Wapiti, looks like the rest of your fall could be a let-down after the way things got started.

Must have been a heck of a trip for all three of you. Your boys will tell stories about it long after you're gone.

From: Quinn @work
03-Sep-15
Mr Wapiti,

Those boys did awesome. Congrats to them!

04-Sep-15
Some great Lopes and pictures...

04-Sep-15
some great bucks...TJW that is the best black faced cape I have ever seen....handsome buck

From: Mr Wapiti
04-Sep-15
@Writer both boys were able to shoot bears this spring with their bows as well :)

04-Sep-15
Grats to everyone.

Matt, do you have a picture at another angle, like a side or diagonal view?

From: deerslayer
11-Sep-15

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09/11/2015

Wasn't sure whether to chase elk, deer, or antelope for the first few weeks of season. Glad I made the right choice!

From: Ermine
12-Sep-15
Damn heck of a buck Justin

From: KTH
13-Sep-15

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KTH's embedded Photo
Apparently I'm the only hunter that recovers their pronghorn after dark. I did a DIY hunt in SE Colorado and finally got the antelope monkey off my back. Congrats to all the successful hunters.

From: Ramhunter
14-Sep-15

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Ramhunter's embedded Photo
Friday, September 11th, Colorado, 74"

From: loopmtz
18-Sep-15

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loopmtz's embedded Photo
Got to hunt yesterday.

From: Beav
19-Sep-15

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Beav's embedded Photo
My son's spot and stalk Nebraska buck.

From: Beav
19-Sep-15

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Beav's embedded Photo
I also lucked out on a stalk in Nebraska.

From: archeryav
22-Sep-15

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here is my Montana antelope, hunting with Blue Rock Outfitter / Bow and Arrows Adventures.

From: archeryav
22-Sep-15

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and then the next day my Wyoming antelope. Scored 74 PY. Still hunting with Blue Rock Outfitter / Bow and Arrows Adventures.

From: kiwi
01-Dec-15

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kiwi's embedded Photo
Here is my first pronghorn. DIY, spot and stalk hunt on public land in Wyoming. 30 yard shot with my E32.

From: minzwa
05-Mar-16

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First Archery Bull. Hellacious pack-out, but smiling every step. if archery season were open all year, i'd be a homeless mountain dweller!

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