What a troll, the guy on post #39~~~
Those speed goats can jump a fence very easily!!! They just don't like too. But I have seen them on small ranches jump fences like crazy...they adapt to their environment! They can jump high fences...over 8 feet!
They don't call them goats....just because it doesn't sound right. Most people think negative thoughts about goat...heck I do.
A PRONGHORN is a beautiful animal to hunt and chase. They are super easy to cut up and eat. And they are delicious!
An what Jeff did is why I love this website and most hunters in general...they are the good guys.
I stand corrected. :bonk: My comment was based on the fact that the ones that I had seen had a tendency to follow a fence rather than jump it. Learn sumthin' new every day.
Originally Posted by enysse
Those goats have made a fool of me three different times on this issue. On those occasions I have had a new hunter afield with me and while watching goats in close proximity to fence explained how they will go over and not under. On all three occasions I no sooner than got the words out of my mouth when they jumped the damn fence!
Yep they can jump fences but have a very strong aversion to it. Thousands of hunters dollars and many vollunteer hours was just spent here to raise the bottom strand of hundreds of miles of barbwire fence to I beleive 18" because it was affecting their migration, herds would spend days or weeks up and down the fence before some would commit to jump and others would outright refuse to cross if they could not go under, entire herds would perish if the snow got too deep and they could not migrate down to Montana.
Congrats Jeff. Looks like a real nice buck.
Hunting antelope in Wyoming is something every NA hunter should try at least once. It is so incredible to hunt public land and be able to see dozens of bucks per day. Great thread, great story, and great people here on the forum.
My second antelope was as a teenager in Idaho. The animals really piled up on the farms that year for some reason. We saw an enormous herd and stopped to ask the farmer if we could hunt his hay field. He said "Sure, as long as you shoot 10 of them. They're eating everything in sight." He settled on just one and we set out. We stalked along the base of a haystack probably 200 yards long. That put us within 200 yards of maybe 300 animals. It was a real problem to try to sort out the biggest buck. My dad and I finally saw one off by himself and I let him have it. The entire herd bunched up in the corner of a fence and went under a small opening one at a time. The traffic jam was so severe they were still going through by the time we walked up to the buck I shot. Funny critters. They can be amazingly skittish one day and curious as can be the next.
Hunting them is plenty addictive though.