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Title: Washington Pronghorn
Post by: hunting4sanity on July 09, 2017, 10:58:01 AM
For some people seeing antelope isn't a big deal, but for me seeing them here in Washington is a big deal. I especially liked this group which had a pretty good buck and a couple of youngsters too. These were out quite a ways, so the pics are max zoom and then cropped a bunch, the quality isn't the greatest, but the excitement makes up for it. Who knows, maybe I will live long enough to see a Washington pronghorn hunt?
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Post by: carpsniperg2 on July 09, 2017, 11:04:57 AM
Good stuff love seeing the wa lopes :IBCOOL:
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Post by: Pegasus on July 09, 2017, 11:05:04 AM
Thanks for sharing the pics. I have never seen them in this state but hope to some day. What part of the state were the pics taken?
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Post by: Timberstalker on July 09, 2017, 11:09:37 AM
Nice photos and good buck!  Thanks for sharing.
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Post by: hunting4sanity on July 09, 2017, 11:13:36 AM
Thanks for sharing the pics. I have never seen them in this state but hope to some day. What part of the state were the pics taken?
Benton county, in the Horse Heaven hills area.
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Post by: GUscottie on July 09, 2017, 11:22:05 AM
I have seen them up by Mansfield, not this herd. I have also heard they are running around all south of Yakima to the TC area. Love pics of the goats....

My buddy in Mansfield had photos of a newborn fawn last summer.
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Post by: mkcj on July 09, 2017, 12:33:21 PM
Great seeing them, Thanks :tup:
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Post by: 87Ford on July 09, 2017, 12:50:20 PM
Very cool, thanks for posting the pics
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Post by: mossback91 on July 09, 2017, 02:36:48 PM
Thanks for sharing the pics. I have never seen them in this state but hope to some day. What part of the state were the pics taken?
Benton county, in the Horse Heaven hills area.

Saw a ton of them up there during the winter
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Post by: yakimanoob on July 10, 2017, 11:19:57 AM
Thanks for sharing the pics. I have never seen them in this state but hope to some day. What part of the state were the pics taken?
Benton county, in the Horse Heaven hills area.
Awesome.  :tup:
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Post by: elkboy on July 10, 2017, 11:36:49 AM
Very cool! Thank you for sharing!!!
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Post by: Ridgerunner on July 10, 2017, 04:10:44 PM
Great pics, its great to see Pronghorn in Washington. 
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Post by: Ironhead on July 10, 2017, 05:12:32 PM
Thanks Hunting4sanity, great pics! I am always a day late and a dollar short!
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Post by: GUscottie on July 14, 2017, 09:53:35 PM
I saw 3 bucks just NE of Mansfield last night. One buck was almost mature and the other two were dinks. The big buck had a red collar. Good looking critters for sure. No photos of them, but they're hanging around Mansfield, mainly to the east about 5 miles.
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Post by: csaaphill on August 18, 2017, 09:36:02 PM
 :tup:
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Post by: DeerThug on August 18, 2017, 09:41:44 PM
Eastern Washington should be full of them.  Perfect habitat.  I saw my first ones last December.  They are taking root and hope more are brought in to supplement the numbers. 

WDFW will start with one OIl permit and all of us will jump on it and they will make a ton of money and they did none of the work to make it happen.
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Post by: bearpaw on August 18, 2017, 09:47:34 PM
good to see  :tup: :tup:
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Post by: Whitenuckles on August 24, 2017, 06:08:27 PM
 :tup:
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Post by: GUscottie on August 27, 2017, 02:14:27 PM
Eastern Washington should be full of them.  Perfect habitat.  I saw my first ones last December.  They are taking root and hope more are brought in to supplement the numbers. 

WDFW will start with one OIl permit and all of us will jump on it and they will make a ton of money and they did none of the work to make it happen.

You're not the first person to think this!!
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Post by: Gringo31 on August 29, 2017, 11:29:55 AM
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Eastern Washington should be full of them.  Perfect habitat.  I saw my first ones last December.  They are taking root

I disagree.  We lack water in most areas people think would be perfect for them.   :twocents:
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Post by: elkinrutdrivemenuts on August 29, 2017, 11:54:34 AM
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Eastern Washington should be full of them.  Perfect habitat.  I saw my first ones last December.  They are taking root

I disagree.  We lack water in most areas people think would be perfect for them.   :twocents:

They will probably flock to the farms right?  I am not sure most farmers will be to thrilled, but there is a lot of irrigation in eastern washington.
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Post by: JLS on August 29, 2017, 12:38:22 PM
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Eastern Washington should be full of them.  Perfect habitat.  I saw my first ones last December.  They are taking root

I disagree.  We lack water in most areas people think would be perfect for them.   :twocents:

Agreed.  I don't think it's bad habitat, but neither is it perfect.  Many folks don't consider the migrational routes and winter range requirements antelope need to flourish.
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Post by: Bob33 on August 29, 2017, 12:52:05 PM
I've been hunting antelope in Montana and Wyoming for more than 20 years. Almost every year, I find antelope in very close proximity to where they were in prior years. There is habitat next to these areas that looks identical to me, but holds no antelope. There are the obvious water/food/cover factors, but there's more to it than meets the eye in determining habitat that will hold antelope.
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Post by: theleo on August 29, 2017, 01:12:13 PM
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Eastern Washington should be full of them.  Perfect habitat.  I saw my first ones last December.  They are taking root

I disagree.  We lack water in most areas people think would be perfect for them.   :twocents:
Maybe to a certain point but most of eastern Washington still has more water than where I've hunted them in the very south east corner of Oregon.
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Post by: boneaddict on August 29, 2017, 01:27:51 PM
I love it.  I am glad these are doing well