Antelope Season Colorado 2015

The Antelope Season where I live in Colorado is a draw tag and it takes about 7 years or more to qualify for a buck tag. I think there are archery tags available but as you can imagine, that is a hard hunt and beyond my ability to do. 

This past year a friend of mine who farms got some game control tags to reduce the damage to his crops by harvesting some doe antelope. The farmers in the are either use those tags or sell them to hunters and its a good use of a resource that lets the owners of the land where these animals feed, control the damage to the crops. 

As you can see from the picture I was able to harvest a good doe and in fact had two tags so got to harvest an additional one as well. They were both full of barley and we found the meat to be both buttery and fine textured and very good eating. 

I believe their being in the grain fields makes all the difference in any game animal. When animals browse on sage brush and other weeks it really affects the meat quality. We had people standing in line at the suppers we cooked antelope and even the liver went fast. Never have I had such tender and sweet tasting liver from any animal. 

I look forward to another fall out there and hope my friend can get tags again as it has made for delicious eating so far.