However, due to the nature of the hunt and far distance shots, your broadhead choice should favor a very accurate broadhead. Because of their meager size and therefore naturally smaller kill zone (as compared to a deer or antelope), the speed of the bolt is actually more critical than it is for larger animals. How large is the kill zone on an antelope? Giant cutting diameter on a mechanical broadhead is usually best for the quickest harvest and recovery. But when it comes to a quick kill, the single most important factor is bullet placement. Pronghorn Antelope will be between 150 to 300 yards. The average shot at pronghorn is probably taken between 200-300 yards. One of the most frustrating things a bow hunter will ever encounter in their days spent chasing and hunting game is the feeling of making a perfect shot on an animal, only to have it run out of sight never to be seen again. Find a target that includes the vitals of the North American game you plan to hunt and practice shots from different angles to challenge yourself and ensure your broadhead will actually pass through the correct vital to take down the animal as quickly as possible. A quick opening big game bullet (not a varmint bullet) with a good ballistic coefficient is an appropriate choice. The author and Don Holmstrom on a … When you only have seconds to mentally adjust your vital shot placement when that buck of a lifetime appears in front of you, your adrenaline will be pumping and remembering to compensate for elevation isn’t something you want to forget at that moment. We are fortunate to have game animals available to us from the top of the continent to the bottom, and everywhere in between. By John Barsness. I once shot an antelope sporting a fresh bullet wound through the bridge of its nose. How to put your buck down for keeps (start practicing now.) of remaining energy at impact will do for pronghorn. Since the vital shot placement can alter from animal to animal, being able to change out these targets and even check your grouping on paper targets allows you to fine tune your shot placement and make adjustments as necessary. When the buck walked behind the bale of hay that I had ranged at 60 yards, I knew he was in my kill zone. I have not tried to list every possible pronghorn cartridge in the categories above, they are merely examples of typical satisfactory cartridges. Where to settle that pin is important, but angle, elevation, body position, and environmental factors can all effect the outcome of recovery. My first successful hunt with a rifle was an antelope (ie, very small kill zone compared to an elk) shot at 330 yards. AH veteran. Jul 9, 2019 #2 About the size of a volley ball in the heart/lung area on a Pronghorn. Kill Zone Theory NNPA Newswire Public Policy Institute of California Stacy M. Brown supreme court Xavier Becerra The tags for these hunts and seasons can be drawn out in the Utah Online Application Big Game Public Drawing or purchased at a Conservation Auction. From a trajectory standpoint, our cartridge should allow you to hold in the center of this kill zone out to 300 yards and still hit it, even in a moderate cross wind. Pronghorn Vitals: Bow hunting pronghorn requires stealth and patience since these plains animals spend most of their time in open fields. Your arrow’s flight pattern may change when switching between these types of broadheads, so you should know which broadhead is best designed for the game animal being hunted and practice with that specific broadhead beforehand. (cartridge over-all length) which fits inside of an AR15 magazine well can be capable of 1,000+ yards. While either of these vital organs makes a great target, double lunging the animal should produce the best blood trail and therefore the best chance to recover the game. Broadheads for Moose: Throwing a stick (arrow) through a moose is no easy task. Nothing fancy here, when bow hunting you cannot see the vitals with x-ray vision, knowing might even cause you to aim at a worse area of the body. Accuracy is a must. When envisioning game animals in the western portion of North America, pronghorn is as native as it gets. The North American pronghorn antelope is a relatively small, lightly built speedster about the size of an African impala. These flat shooting numbers, when equipped with telescopic sights, really opened hunters' eyes to what high velocity cartridges could do. My rifle is incredibly accurate, I had a perfect rest, there was no wind, and I waited until she was broadside with no other antelope behind her where if I missed my mark I would miss totally. Absolute destruction is preferred on a bear to make the recovery an absolute certainty. Nilgai antelope (Boselaphus tragocamelus Pallas) were apparently brought to the United States from India as zoo animals before the mid-1920s and were released in South Texas about 1930.The Hindi word nilgaw ("blue bull") refers to the bluish color of the adult male, and blue bull is another name for the animal. He was an actor and writer, known for The Streets of San Francisco (1972), The Front Page (1974) and The Penitent (1988). It is important to consider the anatomy of the shot. Joined Apr 7, 2016 Messages 140 Reaction score 352 Media 83 Hunting reports Africa 2. 30-Jul-07. There are two main positions that give you a higher chance of hitting the deer’s “boiler room” vital organs – broadside and slightly quartering away. This is because the spine dips very far down in the body and, at the shoulders, has big dorsal projections that form sort of a hump at the shoulders. To penetrate the pronghorn’s lungs (and/or heart) try to wait for the pronghorn to present you with a broadside shot or one that is slightly quartering away. The system scores them based on proximity to the kill zone. When practicing vital shot placement on North American game animals with your broadheads, it’s important to note the differences in shot placement and wound channel size between a fixed blade and a mechanical broadhead. Click to expand... Yessir Done in 40 yds . Deer Bear, Elk, Antelope. An 8-inch kill zone is a reasonable average for North American big game animals. The very largest pronghorns might attain 150 pounds, but antelope that large are very rare. Deer Bear, Elk, Antelope. This antelope is quartering away slightly, but a shot near the last rib will drive forward through the lungs and top of the heart. in length. Arrow kill? KMart. Jul 15, 2017 #10 DoubleLunger said: I like it! Most states and regions have different hunting season dates and different species that thrive in the area, making it necessary for hunters to travel to hunt that particular game animal. T. Ty Howard. Arrow kill? These shoot flat enough to get the job done, but burn way too much powder to be sensible for the purpose. Just think of hunting legend Karamojo Bell. Most goat country you can close the distance if you really want to. I questioned whether I would do more harm than good by getting into a tree at this point of the evening, but Ralph assured me any deer in the fields would simply make themselves scarce for a few minutes before returning to finish their meal. Considering the long range rifles usually recommended, pronghorn hunting puts more emphasis on marksmanship than most big game hunting. Three-dimensional targets of turkeys, antelope, deer, bears and other critters are placed at distances from seven to 80 yards. The first category will include cartridges with a +/- 3" maximum point blank range (MPBR) of greater than 270 but less than 300 yards. The lead required at such speeds is fantastic; many hunters have fired at the lead animal in a group and hit the second or third. .250 Savage, .257 Roberts, .260 Remington, 6.5x55, 7mm-08, 7x57, 7x64 Brenneke, .280 Remington, .308 Winchester, .30-06, .303 British, and 8x57JS. Broadheads for Deer: The best broadhead for deer is among the most heated battles when it comes to archery gear. Gold $$ Contributor . Subscribe Today; Contact; Go to Eastmans.com; Trending Posts. I filled my wy antelope doe tag two weeks ago with a shot just below the base of her ear at a ranged 216 yards. Hunting. Just think of hunting legend Karamojo Bell. 3D targets offer the most advantages to prepare for real hunting situations. Once I started taking him apart, I noticed one of the bullets passed through the kill zone, low, without striking a rib, and left a pencil hole in and out, with no apparent expansion. Course I'm no antelope hunter. Jul 9, 2019 #4 Thanks guys. This was a tiny piece of land between a highway and some railroad tracks that most hunters wouldn’t even try to hunt. BB . Because of their meager size and therefore naturally smaller kill zone (as compared to a deer or antelope), the speed of the bolt is actually more critical than it is for larger animals. I am from the non head shooting school and always go for biggest kill zone given and can’t ever remember loosing a deer to a 22 caliber of any persuasion. So what went wrong? Memphis, MI 48041 Bill K. Silver $$ Contributor. Your bullet will pass through some of the paunch on it’s way to the heart and lungs. It is hard to believe that a .224” caliber bullet with a C.O.A.L. She never knew what hit her, and I did not waste an ounce of meat. I will call these "Adequate cartridges.". Not only that, there is a hunting season virtually always open throughout the year, especially for bow hunters. Posts by Guy; Posts by Mike; Posts by Ike; Magazines. Advertisement. Hunting. If you've only shot 150 yards in the woods, that shot may seem really tough. Usually thought of as being hunted by shotgun, turkeys are quickly becoming (and have been in some regions) popular game animals to target among bow hunters. The bullets I am using are the flattest shooting projectiles for my rifle. Use a strong broadhead and aim at the turkey’s “bulls-eye” and you will likely even destroy his spinal column. Elk, also known as Wapiti, are one of the largest land mammals in North America and usually at the top of most bow hunter’s wish list – for obvious reasons. Have a great bowhunt. In the open plains, 300 yards in 15 mph winds is the starting place. That is the question that confronts us, hunters when we have a deer in our sights. I was using Hornady GMX 165 gr bullet in their Outfitter range. Broadheads for Bear: Bears have thick bones and skin and can usually survive to run a long ways if both lungs aren’t pierced. Shoot into that hump and you may knock a sable down for a short time--but he'll be back up before you get to him, and if you don't shoot again quickly you will almost certainly lose him. Jul 9, 2019 #3 That I believe is 8", I was thinking 12"-14". Will a 270 win kill … You will very likely be holding near or even behind the rib cage depending on the angle. And if you have been bow hunting long enough chances are this has unfortunately been at least one of your experiences. Joined Feb 9, 2017 Messages 388 Reaction score 466 Location Northern VA Media 95 Hunting reports Africa 2 … [/av_promobox]. Instead, see where the line is that bisects the softball. She was attending the University of Wyoming at that time, and we fast became good … A .243 in the heart or lungs of even the largest big-game animal, for example, is more certain to result in its demise than a .500 Nitro Express in its leg. hunt any wildlife with or from an aircraft, or communicate, for the purpose of hunting, the signs or whereabouts of wildlife seen during a flight on an aircraft. 5 Cures for an Inaccurate Rifle. With my Mildot and side focus,I know the rifles zero. You'll want the fastest bolt speed possible to actually hit a coney, rather than the grass where it used to be. Penetration’ link=’manually,http://g5staging.wpengine.com/broadhead-selection-accuracy-vs-penetration/’ link_target=” color=’theme-color’ custom_bg=’#444444′ custom_font=’#ffffff’ size=’large’ icon_select=’no’ icon=’ue800′ font=’entypo-fontello’ box_color=” box_custom_font=’#ffffff’ box_custom_bg=’#444444′ box_custom_border=’#333333′ av_uid=’av-31cqsu’] AH enthusiast. Nilgai antelope (Boselaphus tragocamelus Pallas) were apparently brought to the United States from India as zoo animals before the mid-1920s and were released in South Texas about 1930.The Hindi word nilgaw ("blue bull") refers to the bluish color of the adult male, and blue bull is another name for the animal. Since there is such a wide variety of North American game with different hide and muscle structures, they can require different broadheads for hunting. To shoot or not to shoot? Few things will ruin an African safari hunt faster than bad shot placement. Pronghorn are also known as antelope or American antelope. onX Hunt Aerial Imagery Hunting ; Mule Deer Methodology- 5 Tactics for Taking Your Biggest Buck; PO Three-dimensional targets of turkeys, antelope, deer, bears and other critters are placed at distances from seven to 80 yards. I even had my own doubts because I am a bit of a cynic. Shooting your broadheads can bring to light any issues in your bow or form that you can fine tune before you head out on your hunt and give you the confidence you need to make the shot. Keep your shots close and hit them in this area and you will see them go down in short order. The rifles in my personal battery that I would most likely choose to take on an antelope hunt are my .240 Weatherby, which wears a Leupold 3-9x scope, and my .257 Weatherby, which wears a Weaver Grand Slam 3-10x scope. Another moniker the pronghorn has come to be known by is the “speed goat”, and they earn that name by being the fastest land mammal in not only North America, but the western hemisphere. Jul 9, 2019 #2 About the size of a volley ball in the heart/lung area on a Pronghorn. Reactions: DoubleLunger. This antelope is quartering away slightly, but a shot near the last rib will drive forward through the lungs and top of the heart. Found mainly in the western portion of North America, bow hunting these big game animals requires physical fitness and proper preparation. Fixed vs. Caribou Vitals: The vital area of caribou is similar in size to that of an elk, about 14”- 16” in diameter. .243 Winchester, 6mm Remington, .243 WSSM, 6x62 Freres, .240 Weatherby Magnum, .25-06 Remington, .257 Weatherby Magnum, 6.5mm Remington Magnum, 6.5x68, .264 Winchester Magnum, .270 Winchester, .270 WSM and .270 Weatherby Magnum. Latest. Eastmans’ Publishing, Inc. is a multimedia corporation whose roots are grounded in the ethics of fair chase hunting. Examples: 30-06, 7 mm rm, .300 wsm, .300 wm, .300 rum, .338 rum are all excellent choices for elk. This scenario usually involves a defendant who tries to kill one intended victim but carries out the attempted murder in such a way that other victims would almost certainly be placed in substantial jeopardy. It is all about shot placement and the bullets you are using. 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