Antelope Hunt: Wrapping Things Up

I know it’s been a day or two since I filed an entry but we’ve been a bit jumbled up since I dropped my Antelope.

Day 4, 9:45 p.m.
I’m sitting in one of the many airport shuttles at Dulles International Airport. This particular one happens to be packed to the gills with travelers of all shapes and sizes. You couldn’t fit another sardine into this can and I swear if you did, we’d have a problem.
This is a tough reality to face after three days in a place where there were more cowboys hats per capita than the OK Corral and less people per square mile than Chernobyl. It was definitely a breath of fresh air. Buffalo, Wyo., is a pretty cool spot, with a bunch of history and some really nice folks.

I know it’s been a day or two since I filed an entry but we’ve been a bit jumbled up since I dropped my Antelope.
We rushed back to town after we snapped a few photos of my buck with a swift kick from the snowstorm to get us going. We dressed my 13-incher, who stood no chance against the CVA Apex, and dropped him off at the meat locker.
In other news, I can’t wait to slap a back strap on the grill…anyone have any good recipes?
With two days left to hunt and only Bob Robb’s (pictured above in one of the rare snowless moments) tag to fill, we figured this one was in the bag—not so fast. The wind and snow turned what is usually a simple affair into more of a challenge. We stalked and spotted, spotted and stalked for as long as visibility would allow on Thursday, but the pronghorn were cagey and we were unable to access most ranch roads. By the time Friday rolled around it was either stay, hope to get lucky and most likely get stuck in Buffalo or head back to Billings, Mont., and wait for the first flight out. It had been snowing pretty steadily so we took the latter, reluctantly.
But for this first-time pronghorn hunter things couldn’t have gone much better. I’ll be in the office soon giving a more detailed review of our hunt from every angle possible. So, keep following AH Journal to get the experience and for the rest, check out all has to offer.

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