Experiencing a Son’s First Antelope Hunt
SNS Executive Administrator Ambrosia Brown recently had the opportunity to experience her son Gavin’s first antelope hunt. Taking a kid hunting is something special for any parent or grandparent. In fact, we’ve had a number of hunters this season bring their kids or grandkids.
An antelope hunt is a great way to introduce youth hunters to the world of western big game hunting. We recently spoke with 14-year-old Gavin about his experience on his first antelope hunt. Here’s what he had to say:
Q: Gavin, had you been on any antelope hunts before this?
Gavin: I have gone along antelope hunting with my stepdad and grandpa in the past. But this was the first antelope that I’ve killed myself.
Q: What other hunts have you been on with your family?
Gavin: I have had the opportunity to go on hunts for elk, deer, pheasants and upland game. This weekend I will be hunting for sandhill crane.
Q: What was the most memorable part of this antelope hunt?
Gavin: The stalk was a great part of it. The buck was kind of spooked when we first found him and he led us on a good chase. It took two hours of driving, hiking and crawling around before I finally got him.
Q: Tell us about your overall experience and favorite part of the hunt.
Gavin: It was a lot of fun. It was really windy the day we were hunting. I missed him a couple times because the wind was so bad. But the best part was the last time I shot and saw him rear up and I knew I hit him. I was relieved and happy.
Q: For anyone wanting to hunt antelope, what tips would you give them?
Gavin: Be patient and make sure you take good shots.
Q: What is your favorite wild game dinner?
Gavin: Elk steak with garlic parmesan noodles.
Thanks to Gavin for sharing about his first Wyoming antelope hunt. And congratulations on his first buck!
If you would like more information about our antelope hunts or other hunting opportunities in Wyoming or Montana, please explore the rest of our website at HuntWyo.com. You may also request a free brochure or call us at 307-266-4229.