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Rut Hunting for Pronghorn Antelope (feature article)

August 2010 Feature Article

Rut Hunting for Pronghorn Antelope

We watched for several minutes as the buck raked his horns against the bush. He snorted and thrashed and was obviously in full rut mode. He would occasionally step back for a break then walk stiff legged toward the bush again, waving his head back and forth before launching his renewed assault.

From a distance it can be difficult to tell the difference between an average antelope buck and a true trophy. But we were very close - less than 30 yards, so it was clear to see this was not the buck we wanted. The buck was so addled by his raging hormones that he ignored our approach even though he had to know we were there.  Read more...

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