MONTANA-WILD.COM From the Archives – We’re fresh to the
antelope hunting game. This was our second year but we both were able to fill
our tags with a bow. It wasn’t easy but is definitely achievable for the
everyday hunter. Rather than tell you my story of my hunt I figured I’d write
down my advice, tips, and insight on what we’ve learned about antelope
hunting. Much of it is common sense but hopefully you might be able to
learn something that will help you be successful if you choose to go after
antelope with a bow. Nothing is absolute in hunting, so take these with a
grain of salt and, as always, experience is the best teacher.
1. In case you forgot antelope can see extremely
well. This seems to be their #1 defense from predators.
2. If an antelope sees you once, your chances of
getting to within bow range are slim to none.
3. Stalking an antelope in your socks is the most
silent and generally best method to close the gap.
4. In rolling open country your much better off cover lots of
country in your truck and trying to locate them from afar. Hiking around
is preferable if you know there are goats around but often you can cover many
many miles without a sighting and hiking in 80-90 degree heat will drain you
physically and mentally very quick.
5. Your truck is easily picked up by antelope from very long distances. If they see your truck they will be more alert and your chances of getting close diminish. Strategically using your truck to get to new areas and then using your feet to move into good positions to glass lots of country is key. [full article]