Hunting New Mexico Archery Antelope with Randy Newberg and Bryce DeForest (OYOA S3 E9)May 30, 2021
New Mexico is known for its extreme quality animals. By quality, I mean a big box. Look in the record book. New Mexico is the number two state in the country for Boone and Crockett entries. Is there movement in this hunt? I'm with a good friend of mine Bryce DeForest there's another big book that just came out by the fence, right behind that hill of dirt, you saw it. I'm from Idaho and Idaho is not known for large
antelope. We chose New Mexico because it is full of Boone and Crockett
antelope. with some of which we are reaching 85 inches, many people wonder why I would do analog punt
archeryinstead of animal punt rifle.
Rifle pins are very difficult to draw here in New Mexico. I applied for rifle antelope tags for 12 years before finally drawing a rifle antelope the last two years I have applied for our tree animal come and I have grown both here. If you are willing to hunt with a different weapon besides the rifle, you will have a better chance of John attacking and if you have a tag that you are going to hunt, right, there is no doubt that it is state land, it says right here that we are on state land, oh yeah right, and that Water Hall isn't a mile away, well that at least gets everyone else to stay outside, pack up our blinds or whatever we're bringing and go where we're
hunting, there's plenty public lands, but it's in a checkerboard fashion when you're
huntingplaces where people are going to argue with you now.
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I'm sure you have your map with you and your GPS. You're always wondering: the loss is public, what's private, what showed you exactly where you are, and by color coding you know where you're asking if you can check your own. public right here, right on the edge, if you're within 15 yards of your water source, we planned on putting up our blind when I started planning this hunt, guys, Colin Bryce, I'm like, man, we gotta get waterholes, we gotta get. everything marked on the map is put in blind, set up, go down a day before and explore, we arrived and there was water everywhere, it's green here all summer, so all those tactics that I had on my list, the ten or twelve main packages, were crossed out. the list that we are going to see at the dock this time I brought with me half of that and a shirt that looks like it is 3D and a small lure.
Randy walked up and said, "I'm going to try this animal, be quick, okay, you look pretty." It's funny, so he put it on and went out and couldn't believe the results. Anyone who has hunted antelope knows that their number one defense is their eyes and it is actually very difficult to get within
archeryrange on an animal one of the things that is learning and the fun of experimenting with new equipment like this DK What I have is to see what they respond to and what they don't respond to and I was always trying to go towards them, maybe they'll let me get to a certain distance but then they didn't like it, well I started to realize that maybe if I get closer to them and I stay still maybe they will do something different, I'm sure not, they would come and investigate the routine board, they would get to that Bush that is.
Stocks bought at 80 yards are a lot of fun because you get high. I like that animal and that's the euphoria of why we got the bag to close. Bush. I'm going to shoot. This is my new toy for travel. You can see what works. What doesn't work is something like fishing, changing lures when they aren't right, cutting some that attract me to stop. I wish I could explain what it is about analog that drives me so crazy about hunting animals is the fact that they are so unique to North America. North, to me they are surprisingly beautiful, they are my favorite game animal.
We were sitting in this spot and Bryce says, "Oh, there's a lot of money there" and he just went over the edge about 300 yards and I said well, I'm going to try this crazy hat thing. I just stayed on him, I stayed down and I stayed on him, I rubbed him and he straight, when he rubbed and scraped, he came out, I had looked and I had tried to keep a look at me, I wasn't sure what to do with me, I was trying to move my head. head and then dip the antelope, have a sauce, I would just sit there and laugh out loud, Buck would admire it like, what was that?
It was weird and then I put it back and started crawling and the male laid down and I just looked at him. I just couldn't believe it was working the way the beauty of using that lure is it helps you in a stock scenario but it's still very difficult to get that tight space under 60 yards for me it's a tough thing to do. . We have that animal breath at 55 yards bouncing between 55 and 65. in front of me, so my range was still 55 eh eh and when I shot the arrow it passed right under him, David D'Arnot did not turn, he was on that direction, it is on its side and I had it right at 55 yards.
I have my strap. All hanging on my hand I thought he was going straight down the hill, but he probably got further away from me and I was right under him. This is more fun than any animal ride I've done in a long time. We had explored this area before the season. We started out and we've seen a really big buck and it looked beautiful every time you hunt with buddies it's always who shoots first and there were certain bucks that I thought were really cool other bucks Bryce who was really cool so if we were in that area where Bryce thought the dollar was gone, he would want it to be his chance to get hold of me hello, looking at me, this dollar comes out Randy.
We both looked at it and knew it was huge. We both guessed 85 inches huge. hooks on its horns with very high points and when I saw it go through those wildflowers it was just incredible. I was shaking like a leaf. I couldn't believe it came the way it was. It's very interesting to see, I think Bryce in his My mind was thinking this will never happen because I know that's what he was thinking. He's leaving. Shot, almost work. I could have closed it another hundred yards before he saw me. We had luck. Maybe we'll come back.
Realistic I think you have to do 10 to 12 stalks for one to happen, but realistic, are you ready for this Randy mm-hmm she was a little light when she first came here. My plan was to be a true Spartan at my camp and it rained every day. I would have been a drowned rat that day if I had tried to do what my original plan was, so we put up the wall. Tim, set up a bigger camp and we had to travel a lot, a little bit colder this morning, yeah, and then find a big one. I am an independent type of hunter.
I have never been guided. It was just a way I was raised. I grew up hunting. It's nothing against boys or anything. I just like the satisfaction of doing things on my own. own and planning from the beginning from the labels that I will draw for the hunt. I continue with the strategy we do. I don't care what you want to do, Brice, I'm going to shoot that buck, you could use that. cow as a decoy or walk towards that cow, hey, the girl, stop just for a second, get up right behind this d'arnot cow that through the cows goes everything that is happening, what is that, oh shit, there is two big balls coming down? the fence of all things has an antelope 48 yards away and here it comes to lunge scaring everything over the fence oh well it's only 7 o'clock and I'm going to go look for one, I guess coming from Idaho I'm looking for an animal record class when we got to New Mexico and we were seeing all these bucks, it was very easy to wait for that big one, what do you think if anyone who saw one, there's a tall one, go get it, go get it, so after I?
I have seen the male. I separated from Randy so I could get closer to the animal. I had expectations when it came to this and that's probably why I resisted so much. I wanted a Boone and Crockett buck or close to it without a ranger when I saw this specific buck I knew would be close to it I was excited a little a lot of money thanks $5.00 I can make the shot these theories drawing well he caught it I think I have to Look at my friend seeing holy smoke, he hit that, what are you doing?
I think I look like a good shot. I thought he was perfect. Okay, but you deserve the price of the house. No one has worked harder than you when I shot this luck. A dream came true. I shot the money. I would come for his shoes with all the challenges we face. up to this point i couldn't believe this just happened oh dude are you kidding me? Look how long Randy has been around. I still don't know how Brice could have stalked that disc that can reach 65 yards and is on ground that has so much vegetation it is inexplicable to me the flute shaped penis of what works when it works what doesn't work and why it doesn't work is that's why we hang it that's why we hang it a big guy always from your owner Well, we're losing the right structure of the light back there, about a mile away, and we might be able to get the truck right onto this little straight road.
Oh yeah, but I'll do it real quick, thanks buddy, thanks again, thanks for everything you did. The last few days of the hunt it rained a little, so we left these blinds and finally we thought it's raining less and maybe they're going to come in and water, so one afternoon we drove out. a lantern where we could look at the blinds and here are three really nice boxes right there, watering, don't you think we should read them and look at that Blaine tomorrow? When you think about a long, hard bracelet, we set them up as a backup plan and turn the drop and realize that this is going to be a very difficult place to store.
I said, you know, if these afternoons I want to go to the fifties barn, I want to see what comes in. I want to see if one of those big bucks comes in. and that's what I did you know I'm hunting blinds today is my last day it's kind of all or nothing this blind has been sitting here for a week gives you better options more chances that one can come in thirsty and come to you instead of you coming to them they always easier to come to you and immediately a dollar comes from around the corner does a little back and forth goes down and drinks and I told Bryce I told him I'm not going to shoot that male, he leaves here, another male comes who had watched them from the west, he gets under the fans and comes in, drinks his drink and I was thinking of shooting that male, but again he was an immature male , maybe a year and a A half or two and a half year old buck and I let it go when you decide you're going to let a buck go and it only has one hour left in your hunt.
You wonder if I'm making the right decision. Oh, price for a few words. right there, but this never gave him always a good pot Gary Dahms ready, ready, let's let that dog go up in 27 yards Randy, the mass knocks down the block 27:27 giriko she, what you see, the mother sat on the stake , there it is 27 were resolved well, but last night with what 30 minutes it is sad if that for those of you who hunt know the mental struggle of what they go through. Wow, can I take this shot? I've proven I can fail this, can I do it?
I took a deep breath and held it - and the rest is history, that's what you expect for good money, she didn't bond if you made it over the hump and that was at the end of the gigs for him, the weed to dress everyone up. He's bigger than we thought, he was fast, he's a long one for him, he's a problem, you know, idea, he was so good, if you came here and gave these hunters a guided hunt, you'd pay three to five thousand dollars to come and do it. This and we did it for less than a thousand dollars, it's still a lot of money, but where can you go on a week's vacation and have so much fun for less than a thousand dollars?
Can't wait until next year if you're lucky. enough to draw again we'll be back that's why you sit blind that's why you come to New Mexico that's why you do the things they call when I'm driving home thinking about this hunt ah, there's a lot of things I'm going to think about I always think about time Fun time I had with a friend chasing analog. I'm going to think about the new tactic I discovered using this DVD course. I'm also going to think about how beautiful it is to be in the west when it rains in August during the monsoon season and I'm going to start planning my hunting for next year.
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