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    Well I found a good waterhole on the second scouting trip! Only problem is, someone else found it before me/trail cam. My 15 year old daughter is having alot of fun helping me out and driving me around. I don't know too many 15 year old girls that want to get up at 3:00a.m. to go look for antelope! She spotted one at about 2 miles away with a cheap pair of Bushnell bino's, she has a good eye. It's hard to believe she was barley a year old when I started applying for this hunt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberstalker View Post
    Well I found a good waterhole on the second scouting trip! Only problem is, someone else found it before me/trail cam. My 15 year old daughter is having alot of fun helping me out and driving me around. I don't know too many 15 year old girls that want to get up at 3:00a.m. to go look for antelope! She spotted one at about 2 miles away with a cheap pair of Bushnell bino's, she has a good eye. It's hard to believe she was barley a year old when I started applying for this hunt.
    That sounds like some good quality time, and you get to scout. Amen for kids and their good eyes.

    Is your back holding together for you so far?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tttoadman View Post
    That sounds like some good quality time, and you get to scout. Amen for kids and their good eyes.

    Is your back holding together for you so far?
    The back is ok, the pain is not bad at all. The tingling in my leg and fatigue is the big issue, I'm not sure what to do at this point. I have been going to a chiropractor, it seems to be helping. Thanks for asking ttt

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    Some times the added pressure comes from people who dont ever put in for premium hunts in premium hunts zones.In the long run it boils down to you,your research,you equipment,and your skills,to be honest when i was younger,i put that unneccisary pressure on myself,maybe peer pressure who knows,but the bottom line is if your ready and prepaired for the hunt,and are confidant in your ability you will harvest your trophy,at that point its up to mother nature,cause a lot of varibals come into play,weather,hunting pressure,etc....good luck!and first big speed goat you see will make all the pressure disapear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by exit28nevada View Post
    first big speed goat you see will make all the pressure disapear.
    I saw him, now all I need to do is find him again! Knowing he's there definatly takes the edge off. The hunt starts Saturday and I am surpisingly relaxed.

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    Well the hunt is over, it was a 7 day grind with only 5 bucks spotted. I ended up with the second best buck I found.

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    Pressure is off!! Nice looking goat with great hooks!

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    Start the year with a bang. Looks good!!

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    Nice animal, TS, good way to start the season. I've got to ask, though, how can it take 15 yrs to draw a tag where the animals are that scarce? Were there some bad winters or predator issues?
    Live to hunt, hunt to live.

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    Thanks guys! Crimson, I was hunting the N wagontire unit in Oregon, it takes 14 points for a resident to draw. I knew when I applied it wasn't going to be a slam dunk hunt. We had a very dry winter and spring, most of the waterholes were dry, the ones that weren't are surrounded by juniper trees. Looking back I should have applied for a differant unit or held out till we had a wet spring. Oh well, my antelope hunting days are over now, at least in Oregon.

 

 

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