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APPLICATION STRATEGY 2015: Montana antelope

Montana is not known as a trophy state when it comes to antelope. But what it lacks in trophy potential, it greatly makes up for in the opportunity for a quality antelope hunt. The heavy hitters in Montana for trophy potential are located on the western side of the state on private land. Expect a long wait for these coveted licenses and private land opportunities. In the last 10 years, Montana has only has produced 39 B&C antelope entries which requires 80 inches or more. Most hunters focus their efforts on Southeast Montana. This is also a great state to be a bowhunter due to the extremely long archery antelope season. Bowhunters can also hunt the entire state which opens the doors to hunting some of the top trophy areas that can take years to draw for rifle.  continue reading...