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#5356079 - 10/12/14 06:06 PM 2014 TPWD Rita Blanca grasslands Pronghorn hunt
wtjim Offline
Tracker

Registered: 07/18/12
Posts: 551

After 12 years of putting in for the hunt 2 buddies and I were drawn for the hunt. This is the Pronghorn I harvested. Saw him over 1500 yards out kind of heading my way so I stayed still. Looked like he was cruising for the females and made it about 200 yards from me. He didn't make it any further. Out of respect for my friend I did not post his Pronghorn photo without permission. He harvested a really nice one. Unfortunately our other friend did not close the deal on one. He was having medical related mobility issues. We had a good hunt and met other hunters who had success. Time to start racking up the preference points again...

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#5356579 - 10/12/14 09:46 PM Re: 2014 TPWD Rita Blanca grasslands Pronghorn hunt [Re: wtjim]
Erny Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 1885
Loc: Smith County
Congrats on a great hunt with very long draw odds!!!!

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#5356652 - 10/12/14 10:24 PM Re: 2014 TPWD Rita Blanca grasslands Pronghorn hunt [Re: wtjim]
Whiptail Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/13/13
Posts: 130

Cool! With all your luck I hope you're playing the lotto.

I think antelope are one of the most fun big game species to hunt.

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#5356876 - 10/13/14 07:14 AM Re: 2014 TPWD Rita Blanca grasslands Pronghorn hunt [Re: wtjim]
safdm44 Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/03/10
Posts: 1223
Loc: Texas
cool and congrats... ! man Ive been wait'n on that draw. I have like 11 or 12 points too.. ugh! thanks for sharing
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#5357003 - 10/13/14 08:51 AM Re: 2014 TPWD Rita Blanca grasslands Pronghorn hunt [Re: wtjim]
Dave270 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/07/06
Posts: 164
Loc: Wichita Falls, TX
Congrats on a great hunt plus a hard draw!! My group has 21 points. happy3

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#5357572 - 10/13/14 01:01 PM Re: 2014 TPWD Rita Blanca grasslands Pronghorn hunt [Re: wtjim]
Sneaky Offline
The "Grouch"

Registered: 10/22/12
Posts: 16656
Loc: Winters
What a hunt. Good job.
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#5357583 - 10/13/14 01:07 PM Re: 2014 TPWD Rita Blanca grasslands Pronghorn hunt [Re: wtjim]
Palehorse Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 4285
Loc: Surfside Beach, TX
Very nice! Congrats on the draw and nice work with the speed goat! Thanks for sharing.
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#5357651 - 10/13/14 01:55 PM Re: 2014 TPWD Rita Blanca grasslands Pronghorn hunt [Re: wtjim]
Appels Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/01/10
Posts: 113
Loc: Plano
Very nice. What type of rifle/setup did you take it with?

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#5358953 - 10/14/14 12:54 AM Re: 2014 TPWD Rita Blanca grasslands Pronghorn hunt [Re: wtjim]
wtjim Offline
Tracker

Registered: 07/18/12
Posts: 551
Rem 700 7mmag long range. Nikon 4.5-18X40 off of tripod trigger stick. Way too much gun n scope for the 200 yard chip shot I got but I wasn't expecting 200. I was ready for 500...

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#5359087 - 10/14/14 07:24 AM Re: 2014 TPWD Rita Blanca grasslands Pronghorn hunt [Re: wtjim]
Ungawa Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 11/13/13
Posts: 15
How long did you hunt before you shot him? How many did you see? Was it guided or did the park staff just turn you loose?

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#5359659 - 10/14/14 11:26 AM Re: 2014 TPWD Rita Blanca grasslands Pronghorn hunt [Re: wtjim]
jeh7mmmag Offline
gramps

Registered: 11/01/04
Posts: 12691
Loc: Colleyville, DFW, TX
Good job and congrats on the success. Looks to be nice size prize. cheers
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#5360122 - 10/14/14 03:55 PM Re: 2014 TPWD Rita Blanca grasslands Pronghorn hunt [Re: wtjim]
Palehorse Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 4285
Loc: Surfside Beach, TX
You should post that pic on the public hunt pics thread.

http://www.texashuntingforum.com/forum/u...ng_#Post5313135
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#5360129 - 10/14/14 04:00 PM Re: 2014 TPWD Rita Blanca grasslands Pronghorn hunt [Re: wtjim]
Navasot Offline
Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 26573
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
cheers
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#5361028 - 10/15/14 01:29 AM Re: 2014 TPWD Rita Blanca grasslands Pronghorn hunt [Re: wtjim]
wtjim Offline
Tracker

Registered: 07/18/12
Posts: 551
Hunted 1.5 days before taking him. Self guided with pretty poor map provided by TPWD. Map had "no fault" clause for inaccuracy on TPWD part. That makes you very wary due to making a "mistake" would end with a federal conviction! If I get picked again I will hold out for a stud...my friend and I tried to help our other friend who had opportunity on 8 different bucks. We set him up in the base of a non working windmill about 500 yards from a 6'-8' high ridge hiding our approach. On other side of ridge from way down the road I counted 57 pronghorn. It looked like a scene of a national geographic show! Unfortunately our friend could not seal the deal... I saw 2 for sure would be B&C or very close to it during the hunt after I shot this one. I could have killed either if I hadn't harvested this one.

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#5361142 - 10/15/14 06:14 AM Re: 2014 TPWD Rita Blanca grasslands Pronghorn hunt [Re: wtjim]
NDN98 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/07/09
Posts: 9352
Loc: McKinney, TX
Great job!

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