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My redemption buck
Pronghorn
Contributors to this thread:
JohnMC 15-Sep-20
JohnMC 15-Sep-20
JohnMC 15-Sep-20
JohnMC 15-Sep-20
Quinn @work 15-Sep-20
t-roy 16-Sep-20
Panther Bone 16-Sep-20
IdyllwildArcher 16-Sep-20
pav 16-Sep-20
altitude sick 16-Sep-20
Boris 16-Sep-20
WV Mountaineer 16-Sep-20
Drnaln 16-Sep-20
Supernaut 16-Sep-20
whipranger 16-Sep-20
Treeline 16-Sep-20
Hunts_with_stick 16-Sep-20
GhostBird 16-Sep-20
JohnMC 16-Sep-20
beemann 16-Sep-20
Southern draw 16-Sep-20
Stoneman 17-Sep-20
EmbryOklahoma 17-Sep-20
Treeline 17-Sep-20
drycreek 17-Sep-20
wildwilderness 17-Sep-20
JohnMC 17-Sep-20
wildwilderness 17-Sep-20
From: JohnMC
15-Sep-20
Every year for the last 10 year or so I have drawn a easy to get CO pronghorn unit. This year I was one of about 3 people that did not draw. So I was left hunting OTC units. Luckily a friend of friend owns a big ranch with some antelope. I spent about 4 days in a blind. Couple of those days it was 100 degrees. I had a few close calls but no cigar.

Sunday I spent most of day trying to spot and stock/decoy on some of the flattest ground in CO. The last couple of hours of the day I sat over a water hole in a old shed that is about 25 yards to near side of a tank. After not too long a great buck and 6 does come in to drink. Well I flat missed him at 30 yards.

I was sick no doubt the best buck I have ever had in range by a long shot. So today I leave work about 3:30 stop at bank and back to tank around 4:30. Less than a hour later he shows up with about a dozen girlfriends across the county road. In no time they cross the road and are at the tank - at 30 yards again! This time I made it count on a awesome goat.

From: JohnMC
15-Sep-20

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From: JohnMC
15-Sep-20

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From: JohnMC
15-Sep-20

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Any one have a guess on score? I will say this his bases are just over 8”.

From: Quinn @work
15-Sep-20
Yep that’s a good one. Congrats JohnMC!

From: t-roy
16-Sep-20
No clue on scoring goats, but looks like a really good one! Lots of mass. Congrats, John!

You need to work on your “smiling” skills, though....Maybe you could get some tips on that from Treeman ;-)

16-Sep-20
That goat has mass for days!

Congrats, John!

16-Sep-20
Great buck. Wow, those second chances on big animals just never happen... you're so lucky. Grats.

From: pav
16-Sep-20
Great buck! Congrats!!!

16-Sep-20
81” ?

From: Boris
16-Sep-20
75

16-Sep-20
79”

From: Drnaln
16-Sep-20
Congratulations on a great buck. With all the mass I'd guess 82+. I shot a 15 inch buck in Arizona that grossed over 89. Mass adds up & helps prong length.

From: Supernaut
16-Sep-20
Great buck and redemption, congrats!

From: whipranger
16-Sep-20
77”

From: Treeline
16-Sep-20
Great buck! Congratulations, John!

Antelope always mess with me guessing score. I get side tracked by tall and wide because it looks better to me when all the score is in mass and prongs.

That buck definitely has mass and prongs! I’d guess 77-80”.

16-Sep-20
Nice!

From: GhostBird
16-Sep-20
Congratulations... way to stick with it... and stick it.

From: JohnMC
16-Sep-20

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Here he is just before I missed on Sunday.

From: beemann
16-Sep-20
Dandy...

16-Sep-20
Congrats!

From: Stoneman
17-Sep-20
Redemption plus - Nice buck!

17-Sep-20
Hell yea, John! Congratulations!

From: Treeline
17-Sep-20
He looks giant in that picture! My guess was low...

From: drycreek
17-Sep-20
I’d call that perseverance more than luck, and 100* in a blind is plain damn stubborn ! :-)

Like T-roy, I’m not good at scoring goats, but with that mass and the length of curl, he’s gonna be pretty nice. Congrats, the most fun I’ve ever had was bowhunting pronghorn.

17-Sep-20
how long are the horns? good mass, but average length?

From: JohnMC
17-Sep-20

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Dry creek I owe most of my hunting success to me being stubborn.

Wilderness this what I came up with for measurements but won’t swear it correct.

17-Sep-20
Looks great! A lot of mass will make it look shorter. That’s a P&Y Booner for sure!!

Bet you are glad you didn’t draw that tag this year and ended up with an OTC Giant

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