There is a reason that most outdoor television shows feature antelope hunts filmed from the confines of a hub-style blind positioned on a water source. This is by far the easiest way to kill an antelope, especially with a hunter and a cameraman. There is nothing wrong with hunting this way; however, if you’re into challenging yourself to see just how good of a hunter you really are, there is a better option—spot-and-stalk.
Going one-on-one with pronghorns on their own turf is a serious challenge. The bowhunter who can consistently get into shooting range of any antelope in this manner can rest confident that any time he inhales, what fills his lungs is nothing short of the most rarified of air.
This is not to say that spotting and stalking antelope is impossible; it’s not. It’s just difficult—really difficult. Of course, it’s also far more enjoyable than sitting in a sweltering blind counting the beads of sweat dripping down your butt-crack while vultures volplane from the sky hoping to get their beaks on your bones as soon as the heat finally sucks the last bit of moisture from your skin.
If you like the idea of matching wits with antelope amongst the sage, consider the following tips for increasing your odds of success.
<h2>Loners</h2>Getting into <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_RkwC-N228" target="_blank">bow range of any antelope</a> involves beating the best eyes in the business. Because of this, the more eyes you have to beat, the lower your odds will be. This means that it’s always a good idea to look for a loner. Sure, he may not be the <a href="http://www.pope-young.org/minimum-scores_charts.asp" target="_blank">15-inch tall monster</a> hanging out with a dozen ladies, but the respectable 12 incher that spends his days friendless is a much better bet. <p></p> Find him, watch him and move in when he beds, or feeds into a position where his vision will be obstructed enough for an approach. Loners are the most <a href="www.gameandfishmag.com/hunting/top-10-states-for-giant-pronghorns/" target="_blank">killable antelope on the prairie</a>.