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OK I will most likely get screwed this year on deer tag drawings so does any one have or know a place or vicinity I can get a non resident tag or land owner tag for Pronghorn? I know it's asking a lot but I'm going to get desperate since I live in Cali it's not the best place for hunting. one other problem it has to be affordable, since I know the drive will be long? please PM if anything thank you.......James

PS> as a bonus I happen to have a collectible firearm for the person who comes through with something that will work for me! as a gift.... no kidding.    Smile
 


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Originally posted by rifle looney rifle looney wrote:

OK I will most likely get screwed this year on deer tag drawings so does any one have or know a place or vicinity I can get a non resident tag or land owner tag for Pronghorn? I know it's asking a lot but I'm going to get desperate since I live in Cali it's not the best place for hunting. one other problem it has to be affordable, since I know the drive will be long? please PM if anything thank you.......James

PS> as a bonus I happen to have a collectible firearm for the person who comes through with something that will work for me! as a gift.... no kidding.    Smile
 


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Sorry, Mike I forgot about your little piece of heaven on the northern end!   Wink
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Us public land guys don't have it so good! Sorry
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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

Go North!!  Wink


Canada?      LOL Big Grin  
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Maybe we should just hit up our friend in Alaska if he would take us hunting. Maybe he could even break in our guns for us! 
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I'm hitting a new pronghorn place this year as well. Would be a long drive for you though. You're welcome to come out, but it'll be a LONG haul.
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The deadline for applying for pronghorn in Montana is June 1, and if you apply along with somebody else as a "aprty" in one of the areas that give out lots of permits you stand an excellent chance of drawing. If one person in the party draws, then they all draw.
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Originally posted by Monster Monster wrote:

Maybe we should just hit up our friend in Alaska if he would take us hunting. Maybe he could even break in our guns for us! 
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I loved his "Break" in video.
 
I live in the northeast and have never seen a pronghorn other than in a magazine.  I tried to convince a friend to go west for a pronghorn hunt.  But he would rather go somewhere to hunt whitetail.  Whitetail hunting sucks in our neck of the woods.  But I think having a pronghorn on the wall would be cool.  How do they taste?  And is hunting them anymore fun than other animals?
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RL, where you live I'd maybe check out Arizona for Pronghorn. 
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BillyWayne,

Pronghorn hunting is a blast. It's big, wide-open country and they're out there in the open all day long. You glass and find some and if you want the buck you make the big sneak, through sagebrish and couless, often ending up on your belly to get in range.
 
They taste great if you make sure th emeat is cooled down properly right away. My wife and I live on game meat and pronghorn's one of our favorites, so we hunt them every year (along with deer and other stuff, of course).
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John, what's the average shot distance you've taken on pronghorn?
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Not all that far. I figured it out from my hunting notes a few years ago and seem to remember it was around 250 yards. But for several years my wife and I hunted in some badlands where our average shot was around 130 yards, because you could sneak up on them so easily. Terrain makes a big difference.
 
Our longest shots have been 400 or a little more, but there have only been 3-4 of those--though two were on a couple of my biggest bucks. Some people get a thrill out of making the long shots, but we get our biggest thrills out of the sneak.
 
Last fall Eileen shot her pronghorn at 311 years and I shot mine at around 250. (Hers we got a laser reading on before the shot; mine was shot first, then paced off, because it took place quickly and the ground was too flat to get a laser reading.) That's fairly typical.
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Originally posted by John Barsness John Barsness wrote:

Not all that far. I figured it out from my hunting notes a few years ago and seem to remember it was around 250 yards. But for several years my wife and I hunted in some badlands where our average shot was around 130 yards, because you could sneak up on them so easily. Terrain makes a big difference.
 
Our longest shots have been 400 or a little more, but there have only been 3-4 of those--though two were on a couple of my biggest bucks. Some people get a thrill out of making the long shots, but we get our biggest thrills out of the sneak.
 
Last fall Eileen shot her pronghorn at 311 years and I shot mine at around 250. (Hers we got a laser reading on before the shot; mine was shot first, then paced off, because it took place quickly and the ground was too flat to get a laser reading.) That's fairly typical.
 
John if she knows you gave her age out she might be a little mad, althought I am glad she is doing so well at 311 years..  way to go.  Just kidding
 
I would love to take a hunt for a pronghorn,maybe one day.
 
 
RL I sent you all you need to get your tags with.
 
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Originally posted by John Barsness John Barsness wrote:

Not all that far. I figured it out from my hunting notes a few years ago and seem to remember it was around 250 yards. But for several years my wife and I hunted in some badlands where our average shot was around 130 yards, because you could sneak up on them so easily. Terrain makes a big difference.
 
Our longest shots have been 400 or a little more, but there have only been 3-4 of those--though two were on a couple of my biggest bucks. Some people get a thrill out of making the long shots, but we get our biggest thrills out of the sneak.
 
Last fall Eileen shot her pronghorn at 311 years and I shot mine at around 250. (Hers we got a laser reading on before the shot; mine was shot first, then paced off, because it took place quickly and the ground was too flat to get a laser reading.) That's fairly typical.


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Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:


I would love to take a hunt for a pronghorn,maybe one day.
 


Me too!! Big Smile
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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

RL, where you live I'd maybe check out Arizona for Pronghorn. 


I have tried every thing is a preference point system, the easiest is New Mexico and Montana the latter having land owner tags  the deal is they are on a two year waiting list as far as I can gather? at least the ones available to non res.
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Bigdaddy,

The pronghorn was 311 years old, not Eileen! I believe it set a B&C record for the all-time geezer-goat.

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rifle looney,

I had never heard that Montana allowed landowner tags for pronghorn, and can't find anything about it on the website. Can you fill me in?

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 Consider applying for doe tags. I think you can be almost certain of getting those in some states. I remember having a buck tag and two or three doe tags at the same time, in Montana around 1990.
 Does are almost as much fun to hunt, the tags are cheaper and at least you'd get out hunting them and learning about them.  JB's right, they are great fun to hunt. Interesting, unique and beautiful animals.  Learn to like the flavor of sage, though. If you hunt them in an area that has it, you WILL taste it in the meat. It isn't a bad flavor, just different if you're not used to it.
 The antelope I've shot in wheat country had a better taste to the venison than those shot in heavy sage, in my opinion. Same with the mulies, though.
 
 
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  Your odds in Montana used to be determined by the area or region you applied for vs. the non-resident demand for tags for  that area, I think. Probably different now.

 They also had a unit # that you could apply for, that would allow you to hunt any antelope area in the state, as long as you hunted only with a bow.
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Yeah, Ive checked everything the problem with Montana is private property you can drive for days if you don't have a place to go and if and when you find a place there is a trespass fee which is no problem but to locate the owner is a whole different ball game and you cant cross one property to get to another with out permission. I my self have not tried . This is what I gather from others who have been. Wyo is supposed to be a little easier? I was just hoping someone had a connection or knew something with in the loops? or  land owner tags sometimes you can get doe tags real easy and sometimes multiple? does not hurt to try you never know what you might find!
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