Pronghorn Antelope Hunting Photos & Stories

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Trophy Pronghorn Hunt
CVC

Horns alone do not make a trophy.  There is more to an animal than its horns or rack that make a trophy animal.  The hunt itself dictates in part whether or not an animal is a trophy.
 
This was the case with my third antelope hunt.  The pronghorn antelope I took was not the biggest, but he is the one I have hanging on my wall.  His horns will not make book, but they are representative of the species and well, he is just a darn good looking example of the pronghorn antelope.
 

Wyoming Mountain Goat Hunt
CVC

Yes, the title, Wyoming Mountain Goat Hunt is a bit misleading.  I will admit to it right here.  It is just my feeble attempt at being clever and grabbing your attention.  Now, I won’t come out and say that it is entirely inaccurate because pronghorn antelope are often referred to as “goats” and I did take it on a mountain.  Here is the story.
 

Go West Young Man
CVC

I am a transplant in Kansas from the East Coast.  I hunted strictly with a bow in my home state of Maryland because there were few areas that you could use a rifle.  Firearms season was limited to shot guns and I just don’t enjoy using a shotgun so I stuck with the bow.
 
This changed when I moved to Kansas.  After being here for a while I struck up a friendship with some hunters who traveled to Wyoming each year to antelope hunt.  They suggested that I join them and I quickly agreed.  Only one problem, I didn’t have a rifle.
 

The "Long" Ranger's Nephew's Horse
Hawkeye

Sorry for the "Christmas Story" plug in the title but I just saw the movie for the millionth time and it is seared into my brain.

1st Antelope
Marty Sup

I have always been an elk and deer hunter, but early in 2006 my good buddy that I hunt waterfowl with asked me if I wanted to go on an antelope hunt in Wyoming that year.  I never turn down a chance to hunt a new form of quarry.  Up to this time I had only hunted big game in Colorado, so filling out another state's big game application looked Greek to me.  I finally got it done and even though you are allowed to apply for two doe tags I choose to just apply for one....did not want to seem too greedy.  This will come back to bite me later in the year.

An Eye Opening First Antelope Hunt
Hawkeye

My cousin Dan loves hunting. The rest of our family brought him into the tradition four years ago and he has never looked back. He is a busy guy though, working a full-time job, figuring out the nuances of a new marriage and trying to break into the city fire fighting scene. So preparation for hunting sometimes takes a back seat for Dan. I’m not going to lie, he plain and simple doesn’t get out as much as I would like to practice with his rifle every year (sadly, I fear, like a large proportion of hunters in this country).

Hunting Without One of Your Senses
Hawkeye

Dwayne is a superstar. He plays ice hockey for his high school. He is a sponsored snow boarder. He gets good grades and has a cute girlfriend. But Dwayne is deaf. He has not let this drag him down however. On the contrary, he has used his disability as fuel that he uses to excel at everything that he sets his mind to. And so when he let his dad know that he wanted to give big game hunting a try, everyone knew that it wouldn't be long before he was putting meat on the table.

Pappy's First Antelope
Hawkeye

I have heard many a time that pronghorn hunting is one of the best forms of hunting to introduce new hunters to. Well after hunting for eight years before going on my first antelope hunt, I can see why people say this. It is a very visual type of hunting, and if the hunter makes a mistake and gets busted, there are usually many other opportunities to be pursued. 2009 brought my family's first pronghorn hunt. And it was a successful one with my dad, my brother and me all filling our doe tags. This is the story of my dad's first antelope.

Ever Run Down a Pronghorn... On Foot?
Hawkeye

One evening last October found me sitting in camp in a newly discovered part of Wyoming. I was on my first doe antelope hunt in that wind-swept state and was about to make an important decision. After a half hour of deliberation with my brother, we decided that it was time to spend some points… preference points that is. We decided that we wanted to burn our Colorado pronghorn preference points the following year and hunt bucks in a good unit.

Lucky Lady Does it Again
William Hays

This is a story about a very lucky lady who has drawn 2 of 3 big game special hunt tags available to a person in California. Heather drew an elk tag back in 2008 and this time she drew the antelope tag.

All that’s left is the California Big Horn Sheep tag, and knowing her, I better start getting in shape now. Besides that, she has been on 3 special deer hunt draws and has taken two very nice mule deer.