Where to hunt Pronghorn Antelope
Pronghorn antelope hunting is a classic of the American West. The animals are numerous in most prairie states and provinces, including Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, South Dakota, Montana and Alberta. Being exclusively a North American species, the Pronghorn Antelope can’t be hunted anywhere else in the world.
Wide range and high numbers of the species make Pronghorn Antelope hunting trips one of the most affordable opportunities to experience a guided big game hunt in the West. Most Pronghorn hunts are in the $2,000 - $3,000 range, and go up to $4,000 according to hunt length, type of accommodation, and attractiveness of terrain. The most expensive offers are combination hunts. Antelope hunting may come as a combo with elk and mule deer hunts, and could also include bird hunting, coyote hunting, varmint shooting, and fishing.
Learn more from our blog story
Our good friend Ron Spomer has written an awesome guest post about Pronghorn Antelope hunting, sharing the story of his first Pronghorn hunt, and explaining why they are perhaps the best species for a first hunt in the West. With many good tips on hunting tactics, choice of rifles and other gear, hints for choosing your outfitter smartly, and amazing facts about the Pronghorn, it’s a must read for anyone considering one’s first hunt in the West. Check it out!10 May 2018 Target Pronghorn for Your First Western Hunt: Guest post by Ron Spomer
When to hunt Pronghorn Antelope?
For bowhunters the best time for pronghorn antelope hunting is early in the season, when it’s hot and water is in short supply, so it’s easier to hunt pronghorn from blinds. Trophy hunters tend to prefer the rut period, which with pronghorn typically happens in September and October. The combination of rut and hot weather typically produces best hunting results.
Hunting methods All hunting methods (8)
Spot and stalk is the prime method for hunting Pronghorn Antelope. The first part is usually easy, the second not so much. Apart from amazing speed (the Pronghorn are America’s fastest land animal), the critters are equipped with no less amazing eyesight. Imagine looking through 8x binoculars with 320 degree field of vision. , that some researchers compare to human with 8x binoculars. That means no matter how long-range your rifle, and how confident you are at long-range shooting, you'd better get ready for a long and painful stalk, often involving crawling. Once you've mastered it, however, you can harvest pronghorns even with short-ranged weapons. Bowhunters may also hunt pronghorns out of blinds set over waterholes, or, during the rut, use a decoy to distract the attention of the buck (you better not do that on public land during rifle season, though).
Why hunt Pronghorn Antelope? All hunts (74)
Pronghorn are all-American creatures, and are unique in many ways. This includes their unusual horns, which they got their name from. They have a bony core that remains with the animal across its life span, and an outer shell that is shed and regrown every year. They aren’t the only species with such a horn structure, but the only species with shedable horns that branch into two prongs. The prongs are uniquely shaped so that in spite of the forks the shells can still come off. For those with “can’t eat horns” attitude, the Pronghorn antelope offers delicious venison, which many rank above deer or elk. But perhaps the greatest lure of pronghorn antelope hunting is the chance to immerse in the ageless past, and, to quote Ron Spomer, to rediscover your hunting heritage, and to return to the wild world from which we’d sprung.
2 Day Rifle Antelope Hunt United States
Our antelope hunts are 2 days fully guided hunts that take place on a game rich private ranch. You can expect to see a large number of unpressured animals with the beautiful mountains as your backdrop. The topography on the ranch is gentler terrain suitable for most physical abilities. You will be able to look over multiple bucks during your hunt. Spot and stalk tactics will be used for most antelope hunts. This hunt is a high success hunt with good drawing odds. Around 60% of applicants have drawn a buck tag with 0 preference points with 100% drawing with just 1 preference point for Wyoming antelope unit 103 where the hunts will be conducted.
Trip duration: 2 days
Hunting season: 5 Oct 2020 31 Oct 2020
Pronghorn Hunt 2020 United States
We operate on both public and private lands and service southern Utah, including Plateau Boulder, Mt. Dutton, Zion, and Paunsaugunt just to name a few. We are happy to provide service to you for the Archery, muzzleloader and rifle hunts. Our goal is that our clients complete their hunt with a memory that will last a lifetime and a trophy that they can't wait to share. Our hunts, whether limited entry or general season, are conditioned to be successful for each individual. On a hunt with us, you will be accompanied by one of our premium guides and a spotter. Additional spotters are available upon request for an additional fee. Meals and Lodging for all hunts available for an additional $200 a day. $100 a day per additional guests on all hunts. As a client of ours you are responsible for your own personal items such as appropriate clothing, optics and firearms. We will provide transportation while in the hunting unit or per prior arrangements made. You will be responsible for transportation to and from your hunting unit. Advanced accommodations for lodging and food can be made at an additional cost. We maintain a knowledge of the hunting units, boundaries and surrounding areas of your unit. Information regarding your unit can be provided in advance at your request. Pronghorn archery aug 19-sep15, muzzleloader sep. 27-oct 5 any weapon sep 16-24
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 19 Aug 2020 5 Oct 2020
Pronghorn Antelope Hunt '20 United States
This guided hunt for Pronghorn Antelope has gained in popularity over the last several years. A great hunt to start off your hunting season, these animals are located in wide open pastures where they exercise the use of their outstanding eyesight and have earned their nickname of "speed goats". Horn length 14 inches or greater is considered trophy size with 17 inch horns being the muy grande of Pronghorn Antelope. Although horn length gives a trophy hunter bragging rights, the size of the "shovel" is another matter to consider. The average size of our antelope taken is generally 14-16 inches, with a few of those exceptional 17+ inch animals. We enjoy 100% success rate on our Pronghorn hunts - hunting is fast and furious! These hunts are offered with hotel accommodations - meals and lodging are included. Our Texas Pronghorn Antelope guided hunts take place in the Panhandle of Texas. This area produces some of the largest Pronghorn Antelope in the nation. These hunts are by permit only. We hunt on several different ranches during this hunt.
Trip duration: 2 days
Hunting season: 29 Sep 2020 7 Oct 2020
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