Nebraska Archery Antelope

d90rick

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Mar 13, 2015
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Just got back yesterday. Great weather, could have used abit more wind yesterday. Has been a wet year but the ground is dry. Bucks yesterday were just starting to break up. I will say you have to go deep, we would go a mile plus from the road and saw quite a few. We missed one decent buck, got real close on 3 more only to get busted right at the end... If you drive to spot them and park, be warned, they see a truck sit still they split. So I'd say drop off buddy and drive off, don't sit and watch. Had a stalk busted friday because another truck stopped to watch us stalk a pair (our truck was hidden) after a couple minutes of them staring at the truck they split.... Still a super fun hunt. Good luck to you all!
 

jimney

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Jul 5, 2018
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Iowa
Monday was our last day as well. We didn't end up taking a speed goat between the 2 of us. The wind hurt the water sitting option on Monday and about took my blind despite 9 stakes. I learned a lot about chasing them with a bow. All said, it was a fun time with lots of memories!
 
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SneakyThunderCat

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IA
Anybody ever camp out in the grasslands? From my understanding you can pull off and camp just about wherever you want. I called the forest service but the lady I got directed to didn't seem to know much about it. Can anyone give me some insight of what's okay and not okay?

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jimney

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Anybody ever camp out in the grasslands? From my understanding you can pull off and camp just about wherever you want. I called the forest service but the lady I got directed to didn't seem to know much about it. Can anyone give me some insight of what's okay and not okay?

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I saw people camping, some weren't hunting. We didn't camp, but I do have a number that might help. I can't remember the gentleman's name I spoke to. This is for the field office in the grasslands - 308-665-2924
 

silasbowhunter

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Anybody ever camp out in the grasslands? From my understanding you can pull off and camp just about wherever you want. I called the forest service but the lady I got directed to didn't seem to know much about it. Can anyone give me some insight of what's okay and not okay?

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Yes you can camp in the grasslands. There is even a few spots to camp at such as Toadstool


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Ian Ketterman

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MO
Some people even pay 1500 to hunt private with an outfitter! Can you believe that nonsense??

Yeah I could understand sheep or mountain goat, if you get drawn and want that extra experience for a once in a lifetime deal. But hell, when I worked in NW MO I had guys driving from Alabama paying $5,000 to hunt whitetail.
 

silasbowhunter

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Some people even pay 1500 to hunt private with an outfitter! Can you believe that nonsense??
I agree haha but at the same time, if you are a rancher and have 20 guys knocking on your door every year to chase antelope, a little cash coming in never hurts. I always did day work when I was up there for college and most of those guys would let me hunt then. Gotta love private ground!


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KHNC

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Yeah I could understand sheep or mountain goat, if you get drawn and want that extra experience for a once in a lifetime deal. But hell, when I worked in NW MO I had guys driving from Alabama paying $5,000 to hunt whitetail.
My quote was actually satire. I paid 1500 to hunt private in wyoming this year myself. lol
 

mudcat81

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Wisconsin
I have about 11 days over 3 archery seasons and have yet to release an arrow on a Nebraska antelope. First year I only stalked. Grass was vey short and very limited cover. 78 yards was closest I got. Second year I was patient and stayed in the blind. Had does inside 40 yards feeding but the buck never came in. Last time out I sat the blind the whole time again. Had 2 bucks fighting around 50 yards. Much smaller buck came by at 27 yards at a slow walk. Was at full draw on him but the much larger buck started walking after him. Re adjusted to get on big buck but he stopped and walked straight away from me and bedded with does at 107 yards until dark. Every year I tell myself to take the first opportunity that presents its self. Have yet to follow my own advice. Besides cooking in a blind it is a blast. Love watching bucks heard their does and fight and chase off other bucks.
 
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