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Big Game Hunting

Field judging Pronghorns

Uploaded on February 18, 2009

What is the best way to field judge a pronghorn buck. Do you look for a good curve and how should you judge length? I have noticed that mass seems to be what puts some pronghorns into the book, but how can you judge this at 200 yards?

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from ishawooa wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

If I see horns through the spotting scope which are twice the length of the ears with large thick prongs I usually shoot. I don't consider myself to be a trophy goat hunter but I will turn done less than average bucks. There's always another around that might be better. You normally see him with a naked eye while walking to the lesser buck you just killed.

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from ishawooa wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

If I see horns through the spotting scope which are twice the length of the ears with large thick prongs I usually shoot. I don't consider myself to be a trophy goat hunter but I will turn done less than average bucks. There's always another around that might be better. You normally see him with a naked eye while walking to the lesser buck you just killed.

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from ishawooa wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

This is the second time in two days I have double posted and I'm not sure why. Let's see if this one does it. Testing, testing, testing.

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from ishawooa wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

I noticed that Dave double posted on the scope blog so I am feeling better about this one.

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from adaboshi wrote 5 years 7 weeks ago

Antelope are tricky, cuz' tall doesn't do it all. You need mass too inorder to get in the boox (82 for B&C, if I recall correctly) but for length I figure the ears are about 6". Usually if the diggers are big it's obvious from a side view and you can gain a few inches there.

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from Christian Emter wrote 5 years 7 weeks ago

I always thought they were good if their horns had kindof had a curl and their horns forked out.

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from pumakitchen wrote 5 years 7 weeks ago

Thanks for the help. My dad always told me that the height of the prong was a good indicator. If the horns are long and that prong is high on the horn it will carry the mass up with it.

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from ishawooa wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

If I see horns through the spotting scope which are twice the length of the ears with large thick prongs I usually shoot. I don't consider myself to be a trophy goat hunter but I will turn done less than average bucks. There's always another around that might be better. You normally see him with a naked eye while walking to the lesser buck you just killed.

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from adaboshi wrote 5 years 7 weeks ago

Antelope are tricky, cuz' tall doesn't do it all. You need mass too inorder to get in the boox (82 for B&C, if I recall correctly) but for length I figure the ears are about 6". Usually if the diggers are big it's obvious from a side view and you can gain a few inches there.

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from ishawooa wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

If I see horns through the spotting scope which are twice the length of the ears with large thick prongs I usually shoot. I don't consider myself to be a trophy goat hunter but I will turn done less than average bucks. There's always another around that might be better. You normally see him with a naked eye while walking to the lesser buck you just killed.

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from ishawooa wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

This is the second time in two days I have double posted and I'm not sure why. Let's see if this one does it. Testing, testing, testing.

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from ishawooa wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

I noticed that Dave double posted on the scope blog so I am feeling better about this one.

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from Christian Emter wrote 5 years 7 weeks ago

I always thought they were good if their horns had kindof had a curl and their horns forked out.

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from pumakitchen wrote 5 years 7 weeks ago

Thanks for the help. My dad always told me that the height of the prong was a good indicator. If the horns are long and that prong is high on the horn it will carry the mass up with it.

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