Would you?

Do you like the “freaks”?

  • Yes

    Votes: 22 88.0%
  • No

    Votes: 4 16.0%

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Scott CWO

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Here’s one for the pronghorn freak lovers. A little over 16” on the normal horn and 18” on the drop horn. Had to talk Dale into shooting him! Once in a lifetime speed goat. Told him he would never get another chance at a freak this big. Jet black nose and cheek piece. Old buck.
 

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No question would nock it over in a heartbeat.
 

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I wouldn't hesitate. I like the freaky horned trophies.
 

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It would depend on the tag I had. If it were an easy to get tag in Wyoming, I'd absolutely take the buck. If it were a hard to get tag in Oregon, I dont think he quite makes the grade. I'd definitely have the glass on him to really try to size him up. But by judging only from the first photo, no. I say this as I look at the three beauties in my living room. I love the pronghorn.

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Easy Wyoming tag: Yes
Tough hard to draw trophy unit: No
 

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Antelope is my favorite NA meat. So long as he didn’t appear sick, I would definitely shoot.
 

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Here’s one for the pronghorn freak lovers. A little over 16” on the normal horn and 18” on the drop horn. Had to talk Dale into shooting him! Once in a lifetime speed goat. Told him he would never get another chance at a freak this big. Jet black nose and cheek piece. Old buck.
I had already commented on this picture when I saw it earlier this week! I'd have DEFINITELY taken him!!
 

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I'll take a "freak" especailly if I already have shot one of that particular species in the past.
 

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Dunno. Depends on whether a "normal" one was standing right next to it, how tired I was and whether my wife thought it would look good mounted on the wall. I'm going to have to think about it some...
 

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Here's my Gemsbok from my first safari. It was one of my priority animals. I looked at a "package" and asked to switch the Hartebeest for a Gemsbok before deciding to buy. When I went back for the second time I had no plans to shoot another. But when I saw this one, I wanted it almost immediately!
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Definitely I have 5 goats now and this would be a great addition.
 

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I might not be dealing with a full deck, but I have two answers. North American game - Yes. African game - No. Unless it was a highly discounted cull.
I live in a province with an excellent variety of wildlife, except the mountain and Arctic species. I have killed several typicals of whitetail, mule deer, pronghorn, black bear and moose (have only shot a cow elk so far) and would shoot an oddball specimen gladly.
For African game however, I want a specimen that looks like it's supposed to look as that may be the only one I am ever able to hunt. The exception would be if I was on a cull hunt, or happened upon a particular animal that the outfitter wanted removed from the population. And at that, I would want a substantial discount.
 

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I remember bill c killed a wicked awesome red hartebeest-it was his avatar pick for awhile. I always thought it was amazing
 

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Here's my Gemsbok from my first safari. It was one of my priority animals. I looked at a "package" and asked to switch the Hartebeest for a Gemsbok before deciding to buy. When I went back for the second time I had no plans to shoot another. But when I saw this one, I wanted it almost immediately!
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now that's one fast oryx
 

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Definitely quick, however I imagine the extreme heat had softened them a bit which helped I'm sure.
 

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