Pronghorn Antelope Hunting News

2003 Deer, Fall Turkey, Elk, Antelope Permit Application Periods Set
The permit application periods for Nebraska's 2003 deer, fall turkey, elk and antelope hunting seasons were recently set by the Game and Parks Commission.
Sonoran Pronghorn Numbers Down
The Arizona Game and Fish Department, in coordination with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, recently completed a range-wide survey of endangered Sonoran pronghorn in the United States. The results show an estimated 21 to 33 animals, which is a substantial decline from previous surveys.
Revised Antelope License Rules
The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission revised a rule last week to allow antelope hunters who were awarded a doe/fawn permit through the recent special license drawing to apply for a surplus doe/fawn license.
Sentences Handed Down in Antelope Torture Case
Samuel Hartman, was convicted July 1, 2002 in Carbon County Circuit Court of wanton destruction of an antelope, cruelty to animals and taking game birds without a license. He was assessed $1,410 in fines and restitution and had his hunting and fishing privileges suspended for nine years. Judge Wade Waldrip sentenced him to 10 days in jail and two years supervised probation, during which time he cannot possess a firearm or commit any law violation.
Pronghorn Season Set
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will issue 925 pronghorn gun licenses for the 2002 hunting season, 230 less than last year, reports Randy Kreil, agency wildlife chief. The number of open gun and bow units, however, will remain the same. Applications are available from game and fish offices, county auditors and license vendors.
Extreme Drought Kills Big Game
Arizona Game and Fish Department biologists are attributing extreme drought conditions to the sharp rise in the number of road-killed pronghorn they have documented this spring in the tri-city area. Since March, biologists have documented 19 pronghorn killed by vehicles along Chino Valley and Prescott Valley roads. Fifteen of those were found in April. Game and Fish biologists have also found four road-killed deer and a javelina along Prescott and Prescott Valley roads.
Elk, Deer, Antelope and Bear Controlled Hunts
Controlled hunt applications for deer, elk, antelope and black bear can be filed through the last day of May. Hunters can find application forms in the big game proclamation booklet recently delivered to license vendors and Fish and Game offices statewide. Hunting rules and seasons can also be found online at this site where hunters will be able to apply for hunts with the use of a credit card.
Resident Elk, Deer, and Antelope Applications
It's time for resident hunters to plan their fall. Applications for limited quota elk, deer and antelope licenses must be received at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Cheyenne office by 5 p.m. May 31. Tom Rowe, the G&F's license draw manager, encourages hunters to apply early in the application period. "That way if there's something missing or that needs clarified on your application, we have plenty time to contact you," he said.
Big Game Harvest Down
Colorado's final elk, deer, moose, and pronghorn harvest numbers are in. The success rate and total harvest numbers are down, in some cases considerably, from the 2000 harvest. The one exception is moose, which saw a doubling in available licenses last year. The DOW blames unseasonably mild weather and low hunter participation due to the economic recession.
Grand Jury Indicts 10 in Antelope Slaughter
A Dallam County grand jury has returned felony indictments on 10 individuals who allegedly participated in the killing of about two-dozen antelope last December in the Texas Panhandle. The slaughter was the single largest illegal killing of game in Texas in many years and could be the single largest illegal killing of antelope within the United States ever recorded. The indictments were handed down as a result of an intensive investigation lasting almost a year to the day after the discovery of roughly 24 dead antelope on grassland pasture west of Kerrick, Texas.