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Contributors to this thread:
Bob 29-Jan-18
midwest 29-Jan-18
Bob 30-Jan-18
Bob 30-Jan-18
LKH 31-Jan-18
Bob 31-Jan-18
Brotsky 31-Jan-18
Bob 02-Feb-18
ground hunter 02-Feb-18
Forest bows 02-Feb-18
Bob 03-Feb-18
Bob 04-Apr-18
JL 08-Apr-18
Bob 08-Apr-18
Bob 05-May-18
Bob 09-May-18
Dan Mallia 20-May-18
Bob 21-May-18
t-roy 21-May-18
Bob 22-May-18
Bannock-pt. 04-Jul-18
drycreek 04-Jul-18
Bob 05-Jul-18
From: Bob
29-Jan-18

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My name is Bob Schlemmer. My family and I just started a new outfitting business we call "Pronghorn Paradise". The Ranch is located in northeastern Wyoming near Gillette. Lots of antelope call this place home. We are offering full service, 4 day, pronghorn hunts. We will treat you like family, our goal is for you to come as hunters and leave as friends. If your looking for a fun pronghorn hunt, check out our website and give us a call.

From: midwest
29-Jan-18
Good luck! I've always seen some nice lopes driving through the Gillette area.

From: Bob
30-Jan-18

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Myself, Judy, Robert and Helen
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Myself, Judy, Robert and Helen
Thanks Midwest ! It is an awesome area for lopes !

From: Bob
30-Jan-18

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Here is a picture of a nice group of bucks at a blind we call "The Cattle Sheds". If you take a close look at the 5th buck counting from the rear of the group there is a buck we call "Curly". He has a very unique set of horns that spread out like airplane wings. We estimate he is 18" tip to tip. We have seen him for 2 years now and believe he is 3 years old in the picture. This year he will surely be something special !

From: LKH
31-Jan-18
Neat pic. Best for you would be for that bunch to split up. Imagine shooting one or two out of the bunch and the rest might never come back to the blind.

From: Bob
31-Jan-18

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Who says antelope don't jump fences.
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Who says antelope don't jump fences.
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Good mass on the one
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Good mass on the one

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Thanks LKH, here are a couple more Pictures you might like. There are groups of bucks (bigger and smaller) that hang out most of the day in all of the alfalfa fields. Some of the bigger fields have two groups that hang out on different sides. Almost like there is an imaginary boundry between them. That being said only 1 to 3 bucks tend to come and water at a time. We are limiting our hunters to only 4 per hunt and have at least twice as many blinds set up ready to go. Also we are keeping a two day gap between hunting groups to insure everyone a quality hunt. I believe I have a better picture of the buck we call "Curly" somewhere. If I find it I will post it .

From: Brotsky
31-Jan-18
Awesome looking operation Bob! Best of luck to you and your family!

From: Bob
02-Feb-18

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Curly is the one on the right.
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Curly is the one on the right.
Found that picture I was looking for. These Bucks are in one of the alfalfa fields.

02-Feb-18
I will send you a PM,,,, my wife retires Oct 1, and next year she wants to go to Wy for a month, while traveling,,,,, maybe I can sneak out there earlier this year,,, ha ha,,, would like to shoot a antelope, with my bow,,,,,, tried it in 2011, only guy not to get one, but we had a ball,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

From: Forest bows
02-Feb-18
What dates do you have

From: Bob
03-Feb-18

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Ground hunter and Forest I would enjoy breaking bread with both of you at the ranch. First hunt is Aug. 15th thru 18th, second hunt is 21st thru the 24th. Everyone deserves a quality hunt. Thats why I am limiting the number of hunters to 4 per hunt, unless we have couples or adult/child groups that wish to hunt in the same blind together.

From: Bob
04-Apr-18

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The red dot marks the sweet spot.
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The red dot marks the sweet spot.
Some first time antelope hunters that have called me have asked where to aim. They have asked if they should aim were the colors come together. I do not recommend that shot, it has a high chance of hitting the shoulder blade. If you aim were I put the red dot they will not go far. Also if you are comfortable with a close frontal shot its equally as deadly.

From: JL
08-Apr-18
Did you need points for the mule deer?

From: Bob
08-Apr-18

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JL, For mule deer you have about a 1 in 3 chance to draw with no points. Pronghorn are just the opposite with 100% draw in the past with leftovers being available.

From: Bob
05-May-18

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Here is a short video of a young buck coming to water at a blind we call "The Bee Hive". When the buck stops he is at 15 yards, slightly quarting away. The Bee Hive has been a very productive spot over the years. Applications for Pronghorn are due the end of May. Give me a call or send a personal message. Its going to be a fun hunt !

From: Bob
09-May-18

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Curley and a young buck
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Curley and a young buck
Here is a picture, from last year, of Curley and a young buck.

From: Dan Mallia
20-May-18
Good luck in your endeavors. Looks like a good operation. In the next year or two I’m looking at a pronghorn hunt.

From: Bob
21-May-18

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Thanks Dan, we appreciate the comments. Don't forget I remember some famous guy on bowsite saying to " Treat yourself to a hunt of a lifetime every year". Good words to live by.

From: t-roy
21-May-18
Very nice, Bob! Any ideas as to how old Curly is, and I’m assuming that he always has the same horn configuration?

From: Bob
22-May-18

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Couple of bucks
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Couple of bucks
Thank you t-roy. Those photo's are from last season. He was at least 3 years old then. So this year he is at a minimum 4 years. Every year his horns get longer and wider. The first time I saw him his horns were almost covering his eyes, he had to have limited vision back then.

From: Bannock-pt.
04-Jul-18
How does the herd look for this years hunt? Horn growth and herd population in your hunt area looking good for this year?

From: drycreek
04-Jul-18
That looks exactly like the place I use to hunt in 24, but nearly all that country looks alike. It was a wonderful place to hunt before the coal mine pushed us off. Lots of goats in Campbell County !

From: Bob
05-Jul-18

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Bannock the Gillette area faired well over winter with better than average moisture during the spring. Its looking like its going to be a very good season. Drycreek it is a wonderful place to hunt pronghorn. We have two spots available for anyone that is still looking for a good hunt this year. August 29th thru September 1st. July 12th wyoming will have a list of available left over licenses. There should be plenty of licenses available.

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