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Hunting, shooting, fishing for Pronghorn antelope

Stalking, Bowhunting, Hunting from a Blind

As the fastest species known in the western hemisphere, Pronghorns are an iconic symbol of swiftness and speed across North America.

Sprinting at speeds over 60 km/hr, the vast grassland from Oklahoma to California once swayed with Pronghorns; outrunning anything that could be a threat.

Male Pronghorns have horns unique in development compared to deer or Antelope- the horns hook and flatten like thick carving knives straight up in the air and are shed annually. Pronghorns were thought to be long lost Antelope from Africa, with similar markings to an Impala but are a family all to its own.

Besides their Olympic-level running abilities, Pronghorns can spot predators like a Coyote or Golden Eagle at long distances, making it a challenge for any hunter to stalk a trophy buck. Lots of glassing, creeping and stalking is needed for both rifle and bow hunters to get in range of pronghorn herds.

Conceal yourself near a dependable water source or pull out your best belly-crawl manoeuvres- for a great plains game like the swift-footed pronghorn, you are going to need them!

Basic Info

Scientific name: Antilocapra americana

Size: height 81 – 104 cm

Weight: male 40 – 65 kg, female 34 – 48 kg

Lifespan: 10 years

Methods: Bow hunting, Hunting from a blind, Highseat, Stalking,

Continent(s): North America - Range from southern Saskatchewan and Alberta in Canada south through the United States (southwestern Minnesota and central Texas west to coastal southern California) and northern Baja California Sur, to Sonora and San Luis Potosi in northern Mexico