How do you score a pronghorn field?

How do you score a pronghorn field?

How to Judge the Size of a Pronghorn Rack in the Field

  1. Horn Length. Most hunters focus on this.
  2. Prongs. These are measured from the tip of the prong, along its upper edge, then across to the back center of the horn: 3 to 4 inches is average; 4 to 5, good; 5 to 6, excellent; and 6 to 7, record book.
  3. Mass.

What does a big antelope score?

A pronghorn with heavy 14-inch horns and four-inch prongs will score about 70 points and is a trophy no one need be ashamed of.

What makes an 80 inch antelope?

In order to get that coveted 80” antelope, a buck primarily needs great mass and length. Mass does way more to an antelope’s score than people give it credit for. The length of the horns is always a good base, and 15” is usually the benchmark for a buck to have what it takes to start a score heading toward 80”.

How do you size an antelope?

Using the eye of the antelope is one of the best ways to determine the mass. Typically measuring around 2 inches in width, this can be used to compare to the base of the horn. A horn that appears the same width as the eye typically measures around 5 inches in circumference.

What is considered a trophy pronghorn?

A trophy pronghorn is generally considered one with horns at least 16 inches long with a 7-inch circumference at the base. The prongs should measure at least 5 inches. The spread of the horns is not a scoring consideration, as it is with deer, and has no effect on the final score of the trophy.

What time of day are antelope most active?

Traveling at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour across the sagebrush sea, pronghorn are the fastest land mammal in North America. They are crepuscular, meaning that they are most active at dawn and dusk, however they can be spotted at any time of day.

What is the biggest pronghorn in the world?

The largest pronghorn ever recorded has been certified by Boone and Crockett Club as a new World’s Record. The huge buck, hunted in Socorro County, N.M., in 2013, scores 96-4/8 B&C points. The new record breaks a tie between two specimens from Arizona.

Which state has the most antelope?

Wyoming has the largest antelope population in the country. In 2010, the state was home to half a million animals. It’s often said that there’s more antelope in Wyoming than people, but a succession of tough winters and summer droughts knocked back their numbers to around 400,000 a few years ago.