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Pronghorn
Contributors to this thread:
wisconsinteacher 30-Mar-22
WI Shedhead 30-Mar-22
wildwilderness 30-Mar-22
Grey Ghost 30-Mar-22
JohnMC 30-Mar-22
whipranger 30-Mar-22
KsRancher 30-Mar-22
sitO 30-Mar-22
Jaquomo 30-Mar-22
wisconsinteacher 31-Mar-22
30-Mar-22
I've been invited to apply/hunt private land in CO for antelope in unit 116-117. The connection said that there are antelope, but not the numbers like WY. With this being said, has anyone hunted or been in the area near the KS boarder south of I-70 and what are the numbers like and the terrain in the area? Thanks

From: WI Shedhead
30-Mar-22
Being your teacher schedule, the price of the tag and about as short a drive as you can get for a western hunt- I would do it and go find out. Could lead to a lot more, like where to find a prairie Miley some day

30-Mar-22
You only need 1

From: Grey Ghost
30-Mar-22
I do a lot of pheasant hunting in Kit Carson county. It's almost entirely flat farm land. There are a few antelope, but it's not an area I'd hunt them in. I typically see more deer than speed goats. An hour further west, the antelope have been thick the last few years.

Matt

From: JohnMC
30-Mar-22
If you have the time and don't mind spending the money go. I would assume the person inviting you has reason to believe there are enough goats to hunt or they would not invite you along. I am guess you are going during archery season. No need to apply as those unit are OTC for archery. You can get a tag at the nearest Wal-Mart. If you are not wanting to sit a blind over water, I'd guess that tough country to spot and stalk in due to the lack of terrain in most areas. There fun to hunt even though sitting in a blind and sweating your balls off sucks.

From: whipranger
30-Mar-22

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This buck is from those units 78”
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This buck is from those units 78”
Go for it. Even if there are only a few you’ll be on private. Like it was said you only need 1. Any hunting is better than anything else.

From: KsRancher
30-Mar-22

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A buddy if mine has a connection around Cheyenne Wells. My son drew a doe tag in the secondary draw. We only saw one herd on our hunt. They appeared to be spread pretty thin in the area. I usually see more when I get out of the farm ground areas

From: sitO
30-Mar-22

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You'll hopefully have access to a bunch of ground...will need it. As Rusty said, more likely that they'll be on pasture than worked fields, but they'll use both.

I wouldn't even consider a blind, but I like to hunt them. Not sure how anyone can sit in one of those, and yea I tried it once.

All of the Pronghorn on the KS side are S of I-70 just FYI. Yes it's fairly flat, but there are terraces/bumps/yuccas to crawl and hide behind. I took all of these(except lower left buck) within 100mi, all archery.

I'd suggest a silhouette decoy, try to crawl within 100yds and then pop it up when they aren't looking. Even better if you can get his harem between you and he.

Good luck, it's a blast of adrenaline when it works!

From: Jaquomo
30-Mar-22
Kyle, did you bait those with corn, or a mixed grain combo? ;-)

31-Mar-22
Thanks for all the info. It sounds like there are lower numbers but being on private might help. Right now CO with less animals but private sounds better than a low points unit in WY where there is more pressure.

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