Show me some pics with scoresContributors to this thread:
Bow Bullet 15-Aug-22
'Ike' (Phone) 15-Aug-22
Nick Muche 15-Aug-22
Going to WY on my first antelope hunt this week. What am I looking for in a P&Y animal? Thanks and God bless!
This buck from Wyoming in 2017 scored 73 6/8”.
Here is what he looked like after cleaning up.
This one is from Colorado in 2020. Scored just 71 and some change.
And here he is after caping out.
Wyoming in 2021. Scored 75.
If you want a P&Y lope...don't shoot one much smaller than this one. After the drying period...he netted 67-2/8ths.
And here he is beside a 74” and an 82”.
One of a kind very low score
70s I guess. Never really score them.
Look for horns twice the ear length and decent prongs and you'll be in P&Y territory. The 12 inch bucks will make it if good mass and prongs but go for twice the ear length and they'll be a longer than 12 inches. Cool buck GFL!
I dream of a buck like that GFL! Love the freaks!
Wyoming 2021 73-6/8
77 2/8” net.
Not trying to highjack Jasper's thead. But can a lope be scored after mounting? Ed
From: Bow Bullet
I'm no measurer but I believe since a pronghorn score doesn't include a spread measurement, it can be done after mounting. I'm sure somebody here that’s a measurer can confirm whether that's correct.
Yes they can be measured after they are mounted. Any/all species can be.
From: 'Ike' (Phone)
Yes they can. Its easier to do before, but no problems if it is already done.
Forgot to add, if you ever get over Columbus OH way i would be happy to measure it for you.
Thanks everyone, beautiful animals! And Roy, that’s a great looking mount! God bless
If prongs are above ears, I'd likely shoot it if goal is P&Y. But as you are looking at goats once there and you should have plenty chance to see a lot. Pay attention to mass, it is hard to explain but once you see some you should be able to notice which ones have it and which ones don't. Mass adds up. Length of prongs also gets you inches. Prongs are measured from back of horn so if more mass it adds to prongs. Horn length can be deceiving. One that does not much curl will look like it has more length than it does. One that curls back will often look shorter than he actually is. But once you get to see a lot of them you should know it is better than average once he is in front of you. Does not take a huge one to make P&Y. You will see a lot that look about the same. Consider those probably not P&Y. Anything that a little better than those a good chance he makes it.
Most decent goats look good head on… be sure to check mass ..prong above ear( not always crucial of mass and prong length are substantial)
From: Nick Muche
67 4/8”. Had it scored 4-5 years after I killed it, likely shrunk a bit.
Sorry first buck was 76 3/8 not 74
There are 12 measurements on an antelope's score. 10 of them are either completely based on mass or mass makes up part of the measurement (prongs as described above). It is the most crucial thing if you're looking for one that scores well. Look for a buck that has "rounded" horns, rather than "flat" narrow horns when viewed from the front or back. I also look for better than average mass above the prong to indicate that it probably carries its mass throughout.
I like to thank everyone that responded to my post. Heres the only picture I have of h8m on my phone. I've seen lots of lopes, but none this close. For you guys that have more experience with them then me. Do you think he'd make it??
Maybe - close?? How tall was he? They are easy to score and get close. Pull a score sheet of web and see what you get.
He's close enough to get measured!
Jasper, when does your hunt start? Best of luck to ya!
Russ, I should be hunting Saturday. Headed out from Georgia tomorrow, about 23 hours. Thanks buddy!
Wyoming 74”, can’t wait 2 more weeks
70 6/8”. Colorado.