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    What do you look for?

    When your glassing antelope, whats the first thing that you look for in a quality animal. Height, monster prongs, huge mass? Just curious to see what the first thing is that catches your guys' eyes?

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    High long prongs with good mass. Height is last in my book. Any "freak" definitely gets my blood pumping as well.

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    all of it prongs/mass/height
    Can you handle the challenge.... hunt hard but safe!!

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    The first thing I look for is to make sure the prong is above the ear, then I look at the prongs,then mass. One thing you do not want to do is judge an antelope that is staring directly at you. With their black face they all look huge.

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    1. Freak
    2. Prongs
    3. Mass
    4. Length

    That is the order of things i look for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADavid View Post
    1. Freak
    2. Prongs
    3. Mass
    4. Length
    +1 for me on that list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock 2.0 View Post
    When your glassing antelope, whats the first thing that you look for in a quality animal. Height, monster prongs, huge mass? Just curious to see what the first thing is that catches your guys' eyes?
    The simple answer is YES

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    I just watch and make a assessment of size and if I want him. Then the stalk begins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikeepitcold View Post
    The simple answer is YES
    Sure is! I think a non typical would really get me fired up though...

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    i look at the prongs first. i look for them to be above the ear, and their length. generally speaking, the prongs are going to dictate the mass that the horn has. i.e. the higher they are the farther up the horn the mass will be carried. of course this is a general statement, i and many others on here have seen goats with prongs that aren't above the ears but with a boat load of mass below them. i've got to agree with the others though, if i come across a freak i don't care about height, mass, prongs etc. gimme a goat with both horns sweeping below the eyeline and i'll be a happy camper.

 

 

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