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.
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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 (9)
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 (40)
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.
Antelope Rifle 2x1, 2020, EK United States
THE TIME TO START PLANNING A FANTASTIC 2020 ANTELOPE HUNT IN MONTANA IS NOW. THERE ARE THINGS WE CAN DO TODAY THAT WILL GIVE YOU THE BEST CHANCE TO DRAW AN ANTELOPE LICENSE IN 2020. I WILL HELP YOU THROUGH THE ENTIRE APPLICATION PROCESS STARTING TODAY! THE WINDOW TO GET THIS IN ORDER IS NOW THROUGH SEPTEMBER 31st, 2019. DON'T HESITATE AS OPENINGS/DATES ARE LIMITED, CALL 715-820-0869 FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO APPLY OR FOR MORE INFORMATION. THIS IS A SPECTACULAR HUNT THAT REQUIRES ADVANCED PLANNING..........START TODAY!! Rifle Antelope, 700-20 permit required. Hunt dates from 10-12-2020 through 10-22-2020. Montana has a four week long antelope season. Hunting for antelope here is almost all purely spot and stalk with an excellent chance of taking one of the most beautiful and exotic animals in North America. This hunt is perfect for couples or parent/child as it is not unusual to see over 100 antelope per day insuring nonstop action and hunting excitement. This area has great trophy buck potential!! Hunters should expect to draw this sought after antelope permit in 1-3 years as all antelope permits in Montana are done via a drawing. Drawing odds are: 1st year 40%, 2nd year 55%, 3rd year 70%.....you need to start planning now as this hunt is well worth the effort!! Nonresident License Information: Antelope license cost is around $250. and these are on a limited draw basis.
Trip duration: 3 days
Hunting season: 10 Oct 2020 22 Oct 2020
Pronghorn Antelope Archery Hunt United States
We can take up to 4 hunters for this hunt! We are a licensed and insured family owned guiding business ran out of Trinidad, Colorado. The owner and operator, Brad is a highly experienced hunter specializing in the Southern Colorado area for 17 years. Our guides are some of the most knowledgeable and experienced big game hunters in the Southern Colorado area. Any person looking for a guided hunt in this region will be sure to enjoy the professionalism we offer along with the excitement of a trophy hunt. This hunt is conducted on several private ranches consisting of 20,000 Acres. You will be responsible for transportation to Trinidad Colorado. MEALS AND LODGING NOT INCLUDED Licenses are available over the counter. Archery August 15-September 20( any 4 consecutive days)
Trip duration: 4 days
Hunting season: 15 Aug 2020 20 Sep 2020
Pronghorn Antelope Rifle Hunt United States
We are a licensed and insured family owned guiding business ran out of Trinidad, Colorado. The owner and operator, Brad is a highly experienced hunter specializing in the Southern Colorado area for 17 years. Our guides are some of the most knowledgeable and experienced big game hunters in the Southern Colorado area. Any person looking for a guided hunt in this region will be sure to enjoy the professionalism we offer along with the excitement of a trophy hunt. This hunt is conducted on several private ranches consisting of 8,000 Acres. You will be responsible for transportation to Trinidad Colorado. Licenses are available by draw or by redeeming a landowner voucher for an additional cost. MEALS AND LODGING NOT INCLUDED
Trip duration: 3 days
Hunting season: 3 Oct 2020 9 Oct 2020
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