I hunted with the Naceys this past fall, and although I was elk hunting, I had an opportunity to look over two of the numerous antelope ranches they have under lease. I was particularly impressed with the Sheep Mountain Ranch, located just a short distance from the city of Laramie, Wyoming. This property, comprised of approximately 30,000 acres, contains some of the most beautiful antelope country I have ever seen. Instead of the usual, monotonous expanses of level land, one finds many small hills and mesas here. This situation lends itself to glassing from high points, then planning an appropriate stalk. It is classic Western hunting, and it gives one the opportunity to look over many, many animals in a day.
Another plus to hunting antelope with Monster Critters is the ease of drawing a tag. Sheep Mountain Ranch is located in antelope unit 45, and drawing a tag in this unit is almost a certainty. This is far from being the case in some of the most sought after public land units.
Bowhunters, too, will find ample opportunity for shooting. Nacey sets up covered blinds at waterholes, although usually at distances more suitable for compound rather than traditional bows. That said, there was one blind I saw that was carefully concealed in an isolated group of trees. I'm told it is a highly productive spot. Being an avid long- bow hunter, I immediately liked what I saw and felt that a traditional bowhunter would have a very good chance at scoring from it.
Nacey's success on antelope in 2006 was 100 percent for the rifle........(continued)