Pronghorn Antelope Hunting News

Elk and Antelope Landowner Sign-up Due Feb. 1
The Department of Game and Fish strongly recommends that landowners interested in applying for the elk and antelope Landowner Signup System submit completed signup packets in December. This will allow time for staff to review applications and for landowners to provide any missing documents before the Feb. 1, 2004 deadline.
Train Collision Claims 41 Antelope
Forty-one antelope were killed Nov. 7 when hit by a train near Granger. Green River Wildlife Coordinator Bill Rudd said of the 41 pronghorn antelope killed, there were 14 fawns, 13 does and 14 buck antelope. Fifteen were still alive when Rudd and Wildlife Supervisor Steve DeCecco arrived and had to be put down “The pronghorn got into the fence right of way and could not get out,” said Rudd.
Antelope Poachers Pay $2,740 in Four-Wheeler Chase
Two Artesia men were fined a total of $2,740 in fines, court costs and civil damages Oct. 29 for charges stemming from the illegal killing and chasing of antelope on four-wheelers in August.
Volunteers Helping Revitalize 60,000 Acres of Antelope Habitat
Volunteers working hand-in-hand with wildlife professionals and land management officials have a lofty goal: restoring 60,000 acres of high grassland habitat for pronghorn on Anderson Mesa east of Flagstaff. But that will take time.
Harding County Hunter Advisory
With the start of firearm antelope season beginning Oct. 4, hunters are advised to check on the status of their favorite hunting spot before traveling out. "Four landowners in Harding County have recently cancelled their Walk-In Area contracts," said Game, Fish and Parks Hunting Access Coordinator Bill Smith.
Antelope Season Update
This fall promises some good antelope hunting in Montana. Over the past five years, wildlife biologists have charted an antelope boom in some areas.
Pronghorn Season Set
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will issue 1,630 pronghorn gun licenses for the 2003 hunting season, 705 more than last year, reports Randy Kreil, agency wildlife chief. As a result, 16 gun and bow hunting units are open, two more than last year.
2003 Firearms Antelope Season Set
Because aerial surveys completed during May and June indicated an approximate 24 percent increase in South Dakota’s antelope populations, an additional 720 licenses with 1,220 tags will be available for the 2003 firearms antelope season.
Pronghorn Workshop Scheduled in Las Vegas
The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is hosting an informational workshop in Las Vegas for hunters seeking information on pronghorn antelope. The workshop will be held July 22 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Firearms Antelope Season Proposed
The Game, Fish and Parks Commission proposal for the state’s firearms antelope season would allow fewer one-tag licenses and more two-tag licenses if finalized without changes in July.