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KurtB
10-04-2009, 08:01 AM
Had a great time yesterday running the kids around antelope country. My daughter and I scouted the ranch out on Friday and had a few bucks of interest located. Beautiful weather and lots of game spotted. Saw probably 100 elk, 30 or so mule deer, a decent number of antelope, flocks of sharptails, 4 foxes, and a number of jackrabbits. My wife and son came up on Friday night and we made our plans for the kids hunts.

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My daughters first animal with headgear was this antelope buck. His longest horn was 14" and he had real good mass and prongs. I had coached her about hitting the shoulder or slightly behind and when he turned to face her on high alert at about 100 yards she was stymied. I suggested that if she was on the center of his neck to go ahead and shoot before he took off. The 140 accubond at a 2600 fps starting velocity performed perfectly and he dropped where he stood. Very happy everything went so well for her.

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My son and I had several stalks not go as planned before we topped a hill and found this buck. His headgear was configured much like a larger buck I had shot on the same hill several years back and we were surprised he was not larger than he was. He practices a lot and once I told him the yardage, he quickly spun the turret, got a steady rest and hit him perfectly on the shoulder.

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Little sister got the best of him this year it looks like. She still has a pretty good buck deer tag for the plains so we are having to formulate plans for 2010 to unseat her at this point.

Jon S
10-04-2009, 08:53 AM
Great work on getting the kids out, that is fantastic to see. Thanks for the writeup and pics, looks like tough country to sneak on, but apparently not too bad as you were able to get your kids on great animals.

Scoutin' Wyo
10-04-2009, 09:03 AM
Looks like that little lefty rifle worked pretty good for her. Great to see teenagers in the field!

Congrats to the whole troop!!!

Smokepole
10-04-2009, 10:18 AM
Very nice, congrats. to the kids and to dad.

Bushcraft
10-04-2009, 11:13 AM
Looks like she put that little rifle to good use! Congrats all around, especially to you for taking/making the time to get out there with them.

Allen

KurtB
10-04-2009, 05:17 PM
The country up there is pretty open and if you can get to 100 yards, things are coming together very well. I was encouraged with how nicely the 260 Remington performed. My daughter shoots it well and I've shot some tiny groups with it out to 550 yards. If you are a handloader, it is a wonderful round.

GlennGTR
10-04-2009, 05:31 PM
Great job by both your kids. Took good shots and are practiced up to make humane kills. I have two younger ones just starting into shooting and spending time training them up right is real important to me. I see you have done an outstanding job. That 260 is a cartridge I am very intrested in. Maybe a Kimber 84M or Remington ti. The cartridge isnt all that popular with most hunters but those in the know love it.

JBR
10-05-2009, 02:35 PM
Great story and pics!

snakey2
10-07-2009, 10:35 AM
What a great trip!

RKP
10-07-2009, 04:52 PM
Great family time. Nice pictures.

T Bone
10-07-2009, 05:16 PM
Looks like some excellent memories were made. Those are both real nice bucks!

Timberline
10-13-2009, 05:10 PM
GREAT photos! I love seeing kids making hunting memories.

KurtB
10-13-2009, 05:55 PM
Thanks Timberline. I was cruising the photos again and think I like this one best.
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Best thing is we still have more hunts to go this year so maybe a little more venison to follow.