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Rita Blanca Pronghorn #8929982 10/05/23 06:25 PM
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I finally got lucky and drew the Pronghorn hunt with 22 points. Drove up last Friday and started hunting Saturday. I did spot a few while scouting friday afternoon. I found a water hole and set up my bow blind. Got set up before sunrise and waited. About 9am it started raining and I headed for the truck. I continued driving around d and discovered hunting holes was probably not going to work, because the ranchers have water everywhere for their Cattle. I scouted the remaining 60k acres and found a couple of lone bucks, on private of course. They were leisurely eating johnson grass in the bar ditch and just hopped of the road as I drove by, I think they were laughing at me (first pic).

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Sunday, I continued driving and searching with the only Pronghorn seen were the white rumps as they ran over the hill 3/4 mile away.

Monday I knew their was one section of the grasslands I hadn't driven so off I went. This particular Forest Service road was about 4 miles long. A about mile 3.5 I spotted a lone doe and I thought that's unusual,. I noticed there was a slight rise in the landscape so off I went to peak over the rise. A few more does were seen, but no buck. I kept inching forward and there he was, bedded down. The herd was getting nervous and he finally stood up and trotted a few yards, stopping behind a doe. I hoped he would move or the doe would clear out and she did. My old 6mm Remington barked, he ran about 30 yards and took his last breath.

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The area consists of rolling hills and trees are only located at old homesteads or the bottom of draws. I was fortunate to see the most amazing sunsets and sunrises. It was an amazing experience and I'm grateful for the opportunity.

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Re: Rita Blanca Pronghorn [Re: DoubleB20] #8929991 10/05/23 06:37 PM
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That's amazing! Loved the story, and congrats!

Re: Rita Blanca Pronghorn [Re: DoubleB20] #8930006 10/05/23 07:07 PM
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Heck yeah, I got about 15 more years to go before I pull a tag but it'll be worth the wait!


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Re: Rita Blanca Pronghorn [Re: DoubleB20] #8930249 10/06/23 01:16 AM
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Congratulations on the draw and a fine Pronghorn!

Re: Rita Blanca Pronghorn [Re: DoubleB20] #8930269 10/06/23 01:41 AM
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That's great! Congratulations to you!

Re: Rita Blanca Pronghorn [Re: DoubleB20] #8930310 10/06/23 03:18 AM
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Great job! Hope to draw that tag someday myself.


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Re: Rita Blanca Pronghorn [Re: DoubleB20] #8930349 10/06/23 08:16 AM
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congrats, hard to beat a high plains sun set!


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Re: Rita Blanca Pronghorn [Re: DoubleB20] #8930351 10/06/23 08:44 AM
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Congratulations on a great buck! Great pictures and a perfect, concise write up. up

I've drawn the same hunt, but did not have your success, nor your patience and skill. Well done.


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Re: Rita Blanca Pronghorn [Re: DoubleB20] #8930399 10/06/23 12:23 PM
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Congrats Sir, Way to stick with it. Water everywhere does make for a change in plans, glad it worked well for you. up


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Re: Rita Blanca Pronghorn [Re: DoubleB20] #8930539 10/06/23 03:45 PM
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Congrats. I can't wait to have an opportunity on a pronghorn

Re: Rita Blanca Pronghorn [Re: DoubleB20] #8930702 10/06/23 09:29 PM
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that's awesome, great pics and congrats1

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Congrats!

Re: Rita Blanca Pronghorn [Re: DoubleB20] #8932548 10/10/23 12:40 AM
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That first pic is a heck of a buck. Glad it all worked out and congratulations on a great hunt.

Re: Rita Blanca Pronghorn [Re: BOBO the Clown] #8932857 10/10/23 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
congrats, hard to beat a high plains sun set!


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Re: Rita Blanca Pronghorn [Re: DoubleB20] #8955411 11/14/23 06:35 PM
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Congrats to you! I hunted there October 2022. Didn't pull a trigger. Beautiful place, though.

Re: Rita Blanca Pronghorn [Re: DoubleB20] #8955583 11/14/23 11:23 PM
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Congrats. Best wild meat I've tasted so far.


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Re: Rita Blanca Pronghorn [Re: DoubleB20] #8956469 11/16/23 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by DoubleB20



The area consists of rolling hills and trees are only located at old homesteads or the bottom of draws. I was fortunate to see the most amazing sunsets and sunrises. It was an amazing experience and I'm grateful for the opportunity.





That is so awesome. I am happy for you. It is so nice when a hunt like that comes together. I am up to 27 points on that hunt. I still doubt I will ever draw it, but I will keep trying.

Re: Rita Blanca Pronghorn [Re: DoubleB20] #8958518 11/20/23 03:26 PM
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Congrats!

Re: Rita Blanca Pronghorn [Re: DoubleB20] #8960871 11/24/23 01:54 PM
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Congratulations on a rare public land trophy pronghorn!

Re: Rita Blanca Pronghorn [Re: DoubleB20] #8961096 11/24/23 10:19 PM
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Nice job that is a good one. !

Re: Rita Blanca Pronghorn [Re: DoubleB20] #8965218 12/01/23 01:52 PM
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I hope my 22pts will pay off someday. Congratulations nice buck.

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