Pronghorn steaks taste like... Venison steaks! Really good. These were very tender. All I did was marinate them in some oil & vinegar based salad dressing for a couple of hours, then sauteed them in a hot pan with olive oil & butter. Cooked medium rare and so tender we cut them with our butter knives.
Not a real big story - just finally made it happen. I met a fellow who has been hunting the same ranch 12 of the past 20 years. He told me that he normally gets his mule deer in the first two or three days, and then spends a half day chasing pronghorn. It sounded good to me so I put in for my deer & pronghorn tags. We don't live near each other, so we met at the ranch where we stayed and hunted. The rancher put us up in an 1890's log cabin that he had refurbished as a hunting lodge. Pretty cool.
Hunted hard. Up early. Lots of glassing. Some stalks and walks as well. Stayed out all day, no matter what the weather. Enjoyed every minute of the hunt. There were three hunters on thousands of acres of mostly undeveloped prairie lands. We each managed to take a mule deer buck and a pronghorn. The rancher told us that the drought had really inhibited horn growth on the pronghorns this year, and I believe him. I shot the biggest one we found, and he only measures about 12.5" or so. Good looking antelope though.
We saw a lot of pronghorns, and quite a few mule deer. Also a surprising (to me) amount of whitetail deer in the river bottom. The pronghorn are particularly difficult to approach as they work together, watching for danger. When one decides to run, the others don't question it, they all just leave together. Often the buck I wanted was near the center of his little herd, which varied from a dozen to thirty or so animals. That's a lot of eyes and ears to avoid!
Here's a link to some more photos - up in the deer hunting section:
A good Wyoming hunt
Managed to shoot a coyote at 420 yards, the pronghorn at 160 or so, and the mule deer at about 260 yards. All with my .25-06 Rem 700 CDL with a 6x Leupold. It's my "go to" deer rifle. I keep it sighted-in at 300 yards. This year I used 115 grain Nosler Ballistic Tips. Pretty good setup for my hunting style. It's light enough to hike with for hours, fast to get into action and sub MOA accurate.