Pronghorn Antelope Hunting News

South Dakota Antelope Season Now Open

South Dakota antelope hunters and some West River deer hunters took to the field on opening day, Saturday, Oct. 2.

The 2010 Firearms Antelope hunting season runs through Oct. 17 in most units. Hunters with antlerless deer tags for the West River Deer season will be able to hunt in their respective units during the same period.

Montana Offers New Hunting Opportunities in 2010

Montana's deer, elk and antelope regulations—the hunter's bible—is newly formatted this year and includes some new hunting opportunities for deer, elk and antelope for the upcoming season.

"We made the changes in response to requests for simpler, easier to read hunting regulations," said Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks spokesman Ron Aasheim.

South Dakota Violators Pay Big for 2009 Antelope Hunt

A routine stop by a South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks conservation officer has resulted in hefty fines for several people found guilty of wildlife crimes.

Game, Fish and Parks Conservation Officer Josh Carr was working in western Stanley County on Oct. 18, 2009, when he came across a group of pheasant hunters. While doing a routine license check, he determined that the hunters were returning from antelope hunting in western South Dakota. Carr discovered numerous violations of wildlife laws, and initiated an investigation.

Colorado DOW Approves Free Big Game Licenses for Wounded Warriors

The Colorado Wildlife Commission unanimously approved final regulations and big-game license allocations to provide free licenses to hunt deer, elk and pronghorn to Colorado combat veterans severely wounded in action while deployed overseas since Sept. 11, 2001. These licenses will be available this fall.

As set forth in Colorado Senate Bill 10-211, the DOW will provide a free deer, elk and pronghorn license to veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who are participants in the military's Wounded Warrior Programs.

Wyoming Walk-in Atlas Now Available

The 2010 walk-in hunting atlas is now available, featuring hundreds of walk-in areas and thousands of acres where hunters can access private lands for a variety of species.

Kansas Offers Plenty of Hunting Opportunities in September

Most hunters recognize September as the month when Kansas hunting seasons begin, and dove season, which opens Sept. 1 each year, usually comes to mind. However, several other hunting opportunities unfold in the first autumnal month, including rail, snipe, teal, archery antelope, muzzleloader deer, muzzleloader and archery elk, and youth/disabled deer seasons.

Nebraska Archery Antelope Season Opens August 20th

The archery antelope hunting season opens Aug. 20, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The season runs through Nov. 12, and then is open Nov. 22 through Dec. 31.

An unlimited number of the statewide archery permits are available, although each hunter may purchase no more than one. Archery hunting is prohibited in firearm antelope units during the firearm antelope season, which is Oct. 9-24.

Archers harvested a record 156 antelope in 2009, with 79 percent of those antelope being mature bucks. The hunter success rate was 22 percent.

Wyoming Leftover Big Game Licenses Available

Online sales of issue-after full price elk, deer and antelope licenses remaining after the initial drawing has gone very smoothly this year according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

Chief fiscal officer Rich Reynders said that 3,617 big game licenses were sold on July 6 and a total of 2,813 licenses have been sold since that time.

Many Texas Hunt Applications Due August 12th

Hunters hoping to take advantage of economical quality hunts on state-managed lands are reminded of upcoming application deadlines. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will be offering adult and youth only hunts by special drawing for a wide variety of species as part of its Public Hunting Program.

Applications for several hunt categories, including all archery only and crossbow hunts, pronghorn, and TPWD private lands hunts are due by 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12. All gun deer and youth deer hunt category applications must be received by 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2.

South Dakota Reduces Firearm Antelope Tags for 2010 Season

The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commission has decided to significantly reduce the number of antelope tags available for hunters this fall.

Two difficult winters in the antelope main range have decreased herd numbers.