10 Ways to Increase Your Spot-and-Stalk Pronghorn Success
September 29, 2014
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.