Speed Goats -- where to start scouting?


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ArmedBear
July 2, 2009, 12:12 PM
I've seen a good number of Pronghorn around, often among grazing cattle. There was a herd of around 200 just outside town a few months back. I've also seen them tearing around Montana.

What I don't know is what, exactly, constitutes ideal Pronghorn habitat. Sure, they're in open grassland, but does it get more specific?

Are there particular features that make one area more likely to contain Pronghorn than others?

I'm not looking for any secrets here. I'm just looking to understand the things better.

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GodGuns&Guitars
July 2, 2009, 12:36 PM
North eastern New Mexico seems to have bus loads. Every time I travel through there day or night I see hundreds. Don't know what it is, but they seem to like it. Course during hunting season if they are like other animals that get hunted, they probably just disappear. I'm going to give them a try this season.

Kingcreek
July 2, 2009, 01:09 PM
They can be kinda goofy. showing up where you don't expect them and not being where you would. water sources are a pretty good bet when its dry everywhere around.

ArmedBear
July 2, 2009, 03:47 PM
They can be kinda goofy. showing up where you don't expect them and not being where you would. water sources are a pretty good bet when its dry everywhere around.

LOL

That's kinda what I thought. Guess I was hoping I was missing something.:D

Thanks for the info.

ChefJeff1
July 2, 2009, 11:54 PM
there's a lot between Hailey and Boise on us 20 but I don't know what the access is. There is also a lot along us 75 between Timmerman Hill and Shoshone but there's probably closer spots for you. Where is your tag for? I'll ask around.

bad_aim_billy
July 3, 2009, 12:00 AM
Don't rule out high country for them either. I saw a small group of five or so earlier this year at approx. 6500 feet, I was surprised, as most herds I see are flatlanders...

ArmedBear
July 3, 2009, 03:01 PM
Where is your tag for?

Unit 40 (Owyhee County)

Thanks, Jeff!

I saw a small group of five or so earlier this year at approx. 6500 feet, I was surprised, as most herds I see are flatlanders...

I've seen them in the foothills, but not in actual mountains. Forest or sage country?

That does seem to confirm what Kingcreek said.:)

bad_aim_billy
July 4, 2009, 09:43 PM
It was near the start of a hiking trail, woods with some higher open peaks (they were in one of the openings obviously.) We'd seen mule deer in the same spot about a week before...

IdahoLT1
July 6, 2009, 12:18 AM
theres some that graze with the cattle along I-84 between Micron and Simco road. The only pronghorns i have seen have been in the desert where youd be making a 3-400 yd shot.

ArmedBear
July 6, 2009, 11:25 AM
theres some that graze with the cattle along I-84 between Micron and Simco road.

Some?

That's where I've seen the herd that has to be 200 animals or more.

Bummer that's private property.:D

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