Pronghorn Antelope Hunting Broken Arrow OK

This page provides useful content and local businesses that can help with your search for Pronghorn Antelope Hunting. You will find helpful, informative articles about Pronghorn Antelope Hunting, including "Field Judging Pronghorns". You will also find local businesses that provide the products or services that you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Broken Arrow, OK that will answer all of your questions about Pronghorn Antelope Hunting.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(918) 355-3310
The Shops at Broken Arrow
Broken Arrow, OK
 
Mac's National Soccer School at The University of Tulsa
800 S.Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK
 
Bass Pro Sports
(918) 355-7600
101 Bass Pro Drive
Broken Arrow, OK
Hours
Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 10:00 PMSun 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Sports Authority
(918) 252-0237
Mingo Marketplace, 10143 E. 71st Street South
Tulsa, OK
Services
Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Academy
(918) 610-4010
6120 East 41st South (at I-44)
Tulsa, OK
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(918) 249-4444
Union Plaza
Tulsa, OK
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(918) 447-1100
Tulsa Hill Shopping Center
Tulsa, OK
 
Academy
(918) 249-5700
7850 S 107th East Ave (East 81st and Hwy 169)
Tulsa, OK
 
Sports Authority
(918) 828-0100
Southroads Center, 5207 E. 41st Street South
Tulsa, OK
Services
Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Copan Lake
(918) 532-4334
Rt 1 Box 260
Copan, OK
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Picnicking; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing

Field Judging Pronghorns

Pronghorn antelope can be difficult to judge on the hoof. I was reminded of this on a recent antelope hunt in Wyoming. Three younger bucks and one mature buck mingled with the group of a dozen does near a waterhole. My wife, Heather, and I had looked at so many that we were beginning to question our judgement... they were all beginning to look similar. I had to force myself to carefully analyze subtle features.

"Is that a 13 or a 14 inch antelope?" I asked myself. Secretly hoping for the elusive 15 inch or better buck, we continued our search. Off to the left we glimpsed a handsome buck. He was reasonably wide, had good prongs, appeared to be heavy, and his horns lay forward. A handsome trophy indeed, try as we might, we couldn't make his horns grow more than 12 inches in height. And so, our quest continued.

Sunrise, on the first day, had found us entering the Cole Creek Sheep Company Ranch at prime time. To shoot a buck in Wyoming isn't the problem; they are abundant. The hunt is about locating a sizable specimen, and that can require a trained eye to help accurately field judge trophy quality. After the first couple hours and the usual discussions about what to look for and how best to judge them, we spotted a nice buck as we crested a hill.

Our guide, Kelly Glause, of Cole Creek Outfitters is a seasoned antelope hunter and knew what to look for. Right off the bat, he advised us to look for height, mass, width, deep prongs, curled tips, and ivory tips if they're visible. If we could find one with non-typical characteristics, that might be desirable as well.

"You should try a stalk," I urged my Heather. "It's great practice. No pressure to shoot. Do the stalk, get him in your crosshairs and if you like what you see, well, you be the judge."

Reluctant at first, she finally agreed. In no time Kelly and Heather were scurrying across the prairie and I straggled behind. Fumbling to turn on my camera, I was hoping to capture some good action photos when suddenly things accelerated. Before I knew it, Heather had her Harris bipod in place and shouldered her rifle. At 250 yards the 160 grain Winchester Accubond hit its mark! As we approached, the reason became obvious. Her buck had heavy horns, measured just under 14 inches in height, and we taped him at 74 inches B&C - certainly a fine trophy in anyone's books.

The balance of the day was invested covering ground and evaluating what appeared to be an endless supply of pronghorns. I've taken several in my home province of Alberta but I've never managed to take anything over 76 inches. In Wyoming I learned that while monster bucks exist in that state, i.e., those measuring over 16 inches in height and scoring over 85 inches B&C, they are few and far between. Genetically speaking, I'm told a really big buck in the region we were hunting has horns measuring between 14 and 15 inches in length. The elusive 17-incher is rare indeed. But height isn't everything. What Wyoming pronghorns have is mass! W...

Click here to read the rest of this article from BigGameHunt.net