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The Rita #8405976 10/04/21 12:59 AM
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'Wasn't able to connect on the Pronghorn hunt I drew. I did have a very pretty buck in the scope today, but it would have been stretching the barrel too much for this hill country hunter and he was too pretty to risk wounding. No way to get closer and another hunter (with New Mexico plates...really?) helped push them on to private. That's okay. I've killed a couple before. I could stay longer, but it's time to go home. They're good and stirred up now and, it's like looking for one needle in about 60 hay stacks. I covered a lot of ground with the truck and "field glasses."
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I'm not going home empty handed. 'Watched Rinella pick up a Pronghorn shed on his show Thursday night, and I'll be darned if I didn't find one on the last walk back to the truck.
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...and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Gen. 1:28
Re: The Rita [Re: Creekrunner] #8406043 10/04/21 02:19 AM
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on my bucket list


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Re: The Rita [Re: Creekrunner] #8406133 10/04/21 10:29 AM
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Tell me you did not honk at the livestock.

Re: The Rita [Re: Creekrunner] #8406192 10/04/21 11:27 AM
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No, and they were obstinate too. Their buddies were at the feed trough and they were up against the road fence, staging a protest.


Man, coyotes stick out in that country. I could have shot a half dozen.

Time to leave Dalhart. I hope the smell doesn't stay with the truck. grin


...and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Gen. 1:28
Re: The Rita [Re: Creekrunner] #8406205 10/04/21 11:56 AM
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Re: The Rita [Re: Creekrunner] #8406215 10/04/21 12:08 PM
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Sounds like you had a good time. I was selected several years ago & sure enjoyed it. It looks so different from the ag fields & hackberry trees around home. A cow decoy might've helped you close the distance. I could approach single bucks, but the does were skittish & would take their buck with them. Here's some pics from that 'adventure'. Hope to go back someday, but I know that was a one time in a lifetime draw.

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Re: The Rita [Re: Creekrunner] #8406296 10/04/21 02:22 PM
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Sounds like an enjoyable experience Creekrunner.

I drove through there on the way back from Wyoming yesterday and hope to hunt there one day for many reasons, not the least of which is that it is a lot closer. ;-)

Re: The Rita [Re: Creekrunner] #8406302 10/04/21 02:26 PM
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Re: The Rita [Re: Creekrunner] #8406317 10/04/21 02:38 PM
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"Field glasses", I forgot all about that term. Good job on the pass as opposed to wounding.


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The trophy is in the experience. Glad you got to go and I respect that you stayed within your limits which had to be hard.

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Re: The Rita [Re: Creekrunner] #8406336 10/04/21 03:07 PM
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Looks awesome, congrats on the experience.

Re: The Rita [Re: Creekrunner] #8407448 10/05/21 03:27 PM
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Great pics, RB is a special place, as it's preserve a lot of what that country has always been.

Heck of a tag to draw, but regardless of the different views of success, you are now tied to the land as you have hunted it. Welcome To the high plains.


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Re: The Rita [Re: Creekrunner] #8408972 10/06/21 08:43 PM
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How many points did you have before getting drawn?

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Re: The Rita [Re: Panhandler] #8409366 10/07/21 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Panhandler
How many points did you have before getting drawn?


14


...and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Gen. 1:28
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Originally Posted by Panhandler
How many points did you have before getting drawn?


I don't know about Creekrunner, but if I remember right it was either 29 or 30. Drawin' this draw ain't easy, at least it wasn't for me.

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Originally Posted by Creekrunner
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How many points did you have before getting drawn?


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Much faster for you, so there's a chance I might draw it one more time. I might need a walker to hunt it by then. smile

I don't know how you found that shed. Talk about a needle in a million haystacks. I learned all about their 'horns' when doing the euro mount. Much different than a deer.

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Re: The Rita [Re: Creekrunner] #8409563 10/07/21 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Creekrunner
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How many points did you have before getting drawn?


14


Guess I have a ways to go, I'm at 5

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Originally Posted by Panhandler
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How many points did you have before getting drawn?


14


Guess I have a ways to go, I'm at 5


It's random. You can draw with 0, PP means just number of additional times your name is in the pot.


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Great pics

Re: The Rita [Re: Creekrunner] #8414190 10/11/21 05:43 PM
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Born there, stayed 13 years, love it out there. Great country. Great People

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