Hunting Memories

Wyoming Pronghorn

Here is my photo of the pronghorn antelope I took during an excellent combo hunt for pronghorn and mule deer in Wyoming. My outfitter was Charles Cureton of Ridgemaster Outfitting in Casper, Wyoming. We ate great, had awesome weather, and saw loads of animals.

On the second day of the 2004 rifle season (October 2nd) at 7:30 a.m., I used my Tikka T3 in .25-06 to harvest a 3x4 mule deer and at 10:30 a.m. I harvested this pronghorn. My outfitter measured the pronghorn at 14 inches.

Although it was a very successful hunt, the stalk on the pronghorn was anything but easy. He was herding about 30 does and it seemed that every time we got into position to shoot, his girlfirends would bust us. Eventually the does were distracted by him chasing them around the rolling butte on which we were perched and we got the wind in our favor — one shot and the hunt was over. My step-dad also had success when he took a nice 2x2 muley in velvet.

Can't wait until next year when I'll do it all over again, but with a bow.

Submitted by Michael R. Lindquist
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