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    Well I just got done scraping ice off my truck here in Georgia. I don't exactly get to do that every day and being stuck at home being completely unproductive trying to get some work done, I figured I would ask the following question just to see what everyone thinks:

    If you had to name only one piece of equipment what would be the single most important item in your arsenal for antelope hunting. Guns don't count.

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    Toilet paper!

    Seriously, if guns don't count, then binoculars are at the top of the list. No question.

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    GPS with landowner chip. 2nd would be a range finder capable of ranging and animal to 500 yds - being from the East, I didn't realize when a range finder says 500 yds range that they are talking about something like a stop sign. An animal is probably 1/2 the stated range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuazyQuinton View Post
    Toilet paper!

    Seriously, if guns don't count, then binoculars are at the top of the list. No question.

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    I figured it would be binoculars. I may have to add that to the list of items that don't count.

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    Good optics would be #1 on my list in an area with lots of public land, if there wasnt alot of public land gps and chip would be #1.

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    No doubt…optics, but then again bullets would be high on my list. Then again, an antelope tag would likely trump all.
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    Assuming you have the essential hunting items (bullets, optics, etc.), always take a bipod/shooting stick to rest on. Where the antelope roam, there are very few plants tall enough to get a good rest on.

    Next would be a couple coolers packed full of ice. Given the time of year most of us are hunting speed goats, it's essential, in regards to meat quality, to make sure the carcass get cooled down rapidly after taking the animal. On every antelope I shoot, I skin, quarter, put quarters in plastic bags, and put meat in the coolers within 30 minutes of taking the shot. Never ate a bad antelope using this method.

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    Optics and knee pads. Comfy ones!
    http://www.solooutdoor.com/ Contact me for used optic specials!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardstalk View Post
    Optics and knee pads. Comfy ones!
    Don't forget the gloves too! I hate those damn small cactus that I always seem to put my hand into.
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