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Hunting with Weatherby => Other Big Game => Topic started by: 257WBY on January 30, 2018, 09:08:04 AM

Title: Wyoming Cast and Blast
Post by: 257WBY on January 30, 2018, 09:08:04 AM
https://imgur.com/gallery/szca6

Son - Vanguard2 257 WBY
Me - 257 WBY Ultralight
Both shot 115 BST

We burned points last fall and had a great DIY trip.  He's in school in Colorado, so we went late during his fall break.  After tagging out, we spent a couple of days fly fishing the Miracle Mile.
Title: Re: Wyoming Cast and Blast
Post by: BB340 on January 30, 2018, 02:54:14 PM
Some quality critters you and your son bagged. Well done. The .257 done the job real well..
Title: Re: Wyoming Cast and Blast
Post by: danno50 on January 30, 2018, 10:06:09 PM
Congrats to you and your son for tagging out on a DIY antelope hunt. I'd say your son is a pretty good fly fisherman too.
Title: Re: Wyoming Cast and Blast
Post by: PARA45 on January 31, 2018, 03:47:35 AM
Well done to both.  Did you guys eat the fish, or is it catch & release?
Title: Re: Wyoming Cast and Blast
Post by: terminator on January 31, 2018, 06:08:14 AM
The 257's strike again.Congrats.Very nice fish also.What area did you hunt and fish?
Title: Re: Wyoming Cast and Blast
Post by: 257WBY on January 31, 2018, 04:02:18 PM
I don't recall what the fish rules were, but we released.  Yes, son is a good fly fisherman.  Much better than dad. haha.  We were in unit 74 for the goats.  I had 9 points and he had 5, so we went in together. 
Title: Re: Wyoming Cast and Blast
Post by: .257 on January 31, 2018, 04:07:32 PM
Nice Goats and Fish. Looks like a fun trip!
Title: Re: Wyoming Cast and Blast
Post by: spinal tap on February 01, 2018, 11:10:21 AM
Great pics! I'm in the midst of planning a DIY hunt this year in WY with my wife and son. I haven't made a decision yet on exactly what type of .257 load to take, but I was thinking 110gr Accubond. What led you to the 115 BST? Glad it worked for you!
Title: Re: Wyoming Cast and Blast
Post by: Michiganhunter on March 15, 2018, 08:19:24 PM
With the exception of a couple years, I have always combined my Wyoming hunt with 2-3 days of Flyfishing. Big Buffalo carp in a steam flowing into a small reservoir.
Small stream trout, larger rivers for throwing 6 streamers for big browns and rainbows  (5-11lb.) and even 15-20 walleyes. 28 years ago a giant pike, for Wyoming, on Keyhole reservoir. I released it and figure it weighed over 15 lbs. Ive caught dozens of pike in Michigan that were 20 lbs.plus so a good educated guess on this Wyoming pike. I caught it on a 2 stonefly in two feet of clear water casting to a small school of rainbows.
Please do some flyfishing in Wyoming. Its just the ticket to relax at a fishing cottage to heal the body after hunting or before the hunt to get acclimated to the elevation difference.