Headed to Four J'sContributors to this thread:
Forest bows 14-Aug-18
T Mac 15-Aug-18
stick n string 16-Aug-18
Charlie Rehor 17-Aug-18
Forest bows 18-Aug-18
Forest bows 19-Aug-18
Headed to Jason's for the 3rd year in a row. Love this lope hunt!!
I will shoot this buck if he comes in.
Are the unguided or guided the way to go?
Good Luck Forest
I think it's all guided.
This.is OTC tags with a few spots open for this year still! We saw hundred or more lopes on the drive in.
Looks like Colorado.
Keep us updated. I hope that guy comes in!
Colorado South southeast
Good luck... shoot a big un.
This blind Jason built is 6'x6'x6'. It's allowing me to get my morning workout in. This is the first leg of the highly elusive Colorado goat slam.
Good hunting Forest
Good luck! I need to join you one year.
That would be awesome D
Darrall and I worked together in his dad's shop in93 or 94. His Dad helped me in a ruff time in my life......
What’s a realistic lope for that unit and his area ?
All sizes. Jason kills goats in the 70-80 range every year. He has kill a few over 80
From: T Mac
Good Luck Forest. Thank god hunting season has started.
Heat Rays are good and bad. I can't tell what's what any more.
I'll be interested to see how it goes...I'll be there in a week and hoping these monsoon rains end quickly. Good Luck!! Kip
Dad & I hunted that area with Fred Eichler a few years back & it was tough. Lot's of goats but no water hole action what so ever. Probably just a wet year. Keep us posted!
Headed down to see how much rain we got. If to wet we will try some spot and stalk. Jason donates a hunt every year to the CBA and a elk hunt to the RMEF.
Back in the blind but it rained hard......water everywhere.
I bet I can see 2-300 out of this blind.
2-300 yards or pronghorns?
A couple from Michigan are in that blind
Time to stalk, no?
Maybe. So many goats. Would be hard here.
Quick....P&Y buck or not?
Kind of short on length and width, of he is it’s just barely twice his ears and not very wide.
See Attachment for field judging.
Not a PY buck, Maybe in the 12 inch range. Ears are generally 6 inch long for comparison. With some mass, the horns should be in the 14 in length range to make PY.
How about this one?
if the prongs were higher/longer than length of the ears, maybe but not that one.
Forest, Here is a picture of my PY buck back in the day, ie, mid 1990s. Length of horns, 13 7/8 and 14 1/4 both with fare mass.
From: stick n string
Looks like that one needs half a blue pill
I can see 30+ bucks....crazy
Back at it. Day 3. Saw a bunch yesterday 200+. Water everywhere. Passed on a mid 60's buck. 50% chance of rain today.
Good luck Forest- shoot straight! John p
Good luck Forest, I'm pulling for you. Thanks for letting us follow along.
Forest if that drop horn buck comes in shoot him!! Who cares what he scores!
Lots of goats this morning. All fired up. Fighting chasing ect. Clear so far. Rain forecast for the afternoon.
From: Charlie Rehor
Good luck! C
I just missed the crazy horn buck........broad head hit the blind on the way out. He got me all turned around..... Dang it!
Man that sucks! Keep at it.
To big of a blind or just "Lope" fever? Stay with it. It's hunting not shopping
Hang tuff Forest !
Ended the day with heavy rain. Going to get after them alittle more tomorrow.
Spot a stalk today. Very wet. Lots and lots of goats.
Stalking was cut short today as we got chased off the Prairie buy a very violent rain and hail storm. I did not get a shot but came close 6 or 7 times. I saw the largest Antelope Buck I have ever seen today and had him under a hundred yards three times. Jason thinks he would be 85 in Plus. there is just so much water everywhere I packed up and headed to Kansas to do some prep for Whitetail hunting I'm going to try to get back in late September to try to decoy during the rut.
Great read, thanks for taking us along.
Thanks for sharing your hunt with us. Appreciate you openness & honesty.
Best of luck in KS
I was afraid of this with all this rain....sounding like a farmer now, bitch about no rain then bitch about too much..LOL Oh well, we'll give em a shot the end of this next week...maybe it'll dry out some by then. Thanks for the reports Kip