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Pronghorn hunt?

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Fishgut430 14-Nov-17
Jim Casto Jr 14-Nov-17
76aggie 14-Nov-17
dgb 14-Nov-17
Bowbaker 14-Nov-17
bluesman 14-Nov-17
throwback 14-Nov-17
2 bears 14-Nov-17
76aggie 14-Nov-17
Bowmania 14-Nov-17
Fishgut430 14-Nov-17
ground hunter 14-Nov-17
Seahorse 14-Nov-17
RymanCat 14-Nov-17
KDdog 14-Nov-17
Franklin 15-Nov-17
Kodiak 15-Nov-17
Kodiak 15-Nov-17
stykman 15-Nov-17
Treeline 15-Nov-17
2 bears 15-Nov-17
David Mitchell 16-Nov-17
From: Fishgut430
Date: 14-Nov-17




My buddy was thinking about going on a prong horn hunt this next fall. I have never been on any guided hunt and he has been on a few for elk and moose. He found an outfitter for 2000. Said total for everything would be around 3 grand. I feel like this might be a little expensive for my first guided hunt. Does anyone know any other outfitters they have used? Just want to look around a little bit before i say yes to this hunt.

From: Jim Casto Jr
Date: 14-Nov-17




I guess it depends on the type hunt you're looking for. If a waterhole hunt will do, this one won't cost you nearly as much as that:

http://tradtalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=105794

From: 76aggie
Date: 14-Nov-17




I did an antelope hunt several years ago in Wyoming. Cost was about the same as you mentioned but it included lodging and meals. Food was good for breakfast and dinner and you brought a sack lunch to the stand that they provided. Be sure you get a firm committment or firm idea on the approximate range you will be shooting. Outfitter told me nothing over 25 yards was the norm. All 8 guys in our camp got archery goats but the closest shot was 45 yards. Average was about 50 yards. Luckily, I had brought along a compound and took a P&Y goat but it was 62 yards. I want to hunt those goats again but next time I will speak to hunters who have hunted with traditional gear and get their thoughts on whether or not the outfitter caters to trad folks. The pricing your buddy mentions seems about right. It is a ton of fun but be prepared to stay in the stand all day long. Dark to dark.

From: dgb
Date: 14-Nov-17




I did a Wyoming goat hunt last year - ran about 3k for everything. Took a nice one at 20 on the first day. Of 8 hunters in camp, I was the only trad guy but everyone filled in 3 days. As 76aggie pointed out, be sure to quiz your guide on the shot distance and set up. Most guides have little understanding of trad gear and will not get you set up right unless you are insistent and fully explain what you need. Good luck!

From: Bowbaker Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 14-Nov-17




There may be equals but, none better than the Spearhead Ranch, Douglas Wyoming. Very close shots, of course they been doing this before compounds were mainstream. Can't go wrong,

From: bluesman
Date: 14-Nov-17




Do you have to have a guide ? Antelope are not that difficult to find and hunting them is a challenge but is very doable by yourself...decoying works great ...and they are small enough you can handle them yourself if successful.

I am guessing access is the reason you are asking about outfitters ??

From: throwback
Date: 14-Nov-17




I can't offer any advice Don, but I hope you find what you're looking for and I wish you guys the best of luck.

From: 2 bears
Date: 14-Nov-17




I have done two successful Pronghorn hunts in Wyoming. Never used a guide. Applied for license,contacted game commision,and they gave me a list of ranchers that allowed hunting. I wrote to several and visited the two most likely ones. Ended up hunting the same ranch each year. The State reimburses the rancher for each animal taken off the ranch. A game control method. In addition some of the ranches wanted an additional small trespass fee. The one I hunted didn't. The ranchers always referred to them as goats and looked at them as competition for livestock. Without the State help they would bulldoze off all the Sage and no more Antelope.>>--->Ken

From: 76aggie
Date: 14-Nov-17




Bowbaker mentioned the Spearhead Ranch. I plan to hunt with them the next time I go back to Wyoming. You can look at their website and tell that a lot of their hunters are trad folks.

From: Bowmania Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Nov-17




I know of a CO ranch with a fee of 2500, but if you have a PP it's 500.

Bowmania

From: Fishgut430
Date: 14-Nov-17




Thanks for all the replys! We would love to do a DIY hunt but there's just not enough time for my buddy who onku has a few days of the the opening week to hint them. I will make sure he asks the outfitter how the blinds or what not are set up. He shoots compound and I... Well i don't lol

From: ground hunter
Date: 14-Nov-17




I know of a camp, in KC Wyoming,,,, I went there in 2011,,, the only guy out of 10 not shoot a goat, but I passed on 2,,,,, The hunt was a grand, included meals, could not believe that deal......

We had lots of fun out there, met great people in KC, and was invited to hunt......

Just have not found the time to go back, but I am thinking next year,,,,,,,

Contact chamber of commerce in KC for ideas,,,,, One thing I hunted water holes, it was really hot in them blinds, and we all stopped,for ice, before going into hunt......

I think though if from what I have seen 3000.00 is average when you include meals,,,,, My buddy hunted with Table Mountain said it was great....

Spearhead is great, but they may be booked up for awhile.....

How far is Wy for you to drive, if it is close I would do a DIY, but you have to have time, to do those type of hunts

From: Seahorse
Date: 14-Nov-17




I've been blessed to hunt them for the past 30 years. I had to come up with $17 back then, and now it costs a whopping $35. Back when you could buy a Private Land license AND a General season license, I got 2 Pope & Young bucks in the same year for a total of $34. Now you can only draw one tag per year in my area, if you're lucky, and the outfitters have taken away all the best hunting.

From: RymanCat
Date: 14-Nov-17




Go on Bow site and hunt up a combination hunt goats and deer. There's a lot of good ones and its a great hunt usually and depending on who you go with you have a chance to get a WT or MD or a nice goat with any number of them.

You only get what you pay for you don't live out there and have only so much time to hunt so its best to go with a Outfitter and have them set you up. So what if your just the shooter or do you have to do it on a budget?

From: KDdog
Date: 14-Nov-17




Wow! 3 grand for a single prairie goat? Some people I know won't even eat them! Say they taste like sagebrush, I think they're delicious, but there isn't much to them. If I were you , I'd spend the $ on a guided moose hunt, just MHO.

From: Franklin
Date: 15-Nov-17




Hunted Pronghorn 3 times in Wy. all were DIY and got P.Y goats everytime. I get a email from a outfit I had talked to and off the top of my head it`s Hartmann Outfitters or close and he is in the mid to high $2000s. If your paying this much you should be in a QUALITY goat area...with a crack at a 80"incher.

From: Kodiak
Date: 15-Nov-17




Went to Wyoming DIY about 5 years ago, our camp went 5 for 5 on nice goats. No need to spend that kind of money on a guided hunt imo.

From: Kodiak
Date: 15-Nov-17




They're my favorite game meat, hands down.

From: stykman
Date: 15-Nov-17




X2 on Spearhead. Great folks, good food and plenty of animals. However, you won't be looking at many 80"s, if any. Their blinds are old oil tanks cut in half and sunk into the ground. Most are about 8' in diameter, some about 6'. Plenty of room to maneuver.

It's been a couple of years since I've been there and I think the goat tag and everything else included, food and accommodations, was around $2,200.

Their seasons used to be four weeks but last time I heard, it was down to one. Goat population took a real tumble.

Suggest giving Dave or Keith a call and I'm sure they'd be happy to answer any and all questions. Really good people.

From: Treeline
Date: 15-Nov-17




Have never done a guided antelope hunt. Have hunted them in WY, CO, NM, NV, and AZ. Not that tough to do on your own and save lots of $$$. If you have a little time to go out a couple weeks before season and find a few water holes to set up with brush piles then bring your blind and set up in the brush pile, they will still come right in. 3K sounds ridiculous!

From: 2 bears
Date: 15-Nov-17




They are not hard to find. They are visible all over the open prairies.The only trick is how to get close.Good hunting.>>-->Ken

From: David Mitchell
Date: 16-Nov-17




Check out the hunt Jim Casto mentioned. I have been on the same hunt and can recommend it.





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