We hunt pronghorns in Montana and are required to wear 400 sq-in of blaze orange above the waist during rifle season.Looking at a guided hunt in New Mexico for pronghorn, and have been reading through the various threads on essential equipment, but had not seen mention on camo clothing. I've never hunted Pronghorn before. Closest thing would be (in my mind) hunting Springbuck or Blesbuck in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. I hunted them both on sheep ranches, all grass and termite mounds. Springbuck was never able to get closer than 400 yards, but then we didn't stalk them by crawling through the grass (besides prickly pear there was some kind of jointed cactus with vicious thorns). I was just wearing earth color shirts and pants, neutral stuff.
Would a grass pattern clothing be best, or is just wearing neutral colors OK? Would like to hear opinions.
Thanks in advance.
Thank you, I will look into using a cow decoy for this hunt, from what I've read that can really help cut the range for the shot.Antelope have GREAT eyesight. Any movement they are going to see. for sure so unless you have topography to hide you, the Antelope knows you are there. If you need to stalk antelope there are two great light decoys made of cloth and a light frame. One does in fact look like a cow and will let you and a partner sneak up to within bow range of Antelope. The other is an actual doe Antelope decoy, they work great, but you have to be very careful where you use those if does are open too and you need one for each person. The cow decoy will hide two guys easy meanng one can carry the gun and the other carry the decoy. We have never worried about wearing camo. Hope you have a great trip.
Bob is Wright!Can't hurt to find something that matches the terrain/foliage you'll be in. Although the does saw me at 250 yards while doing my slithering, the buck didn't do anything until I shot him at 150 with a muzzle loader. If they're rutting, bucks have one thing on their mind. Getting smacked with a bullet wasn't ranking up there with this guy. Maybe a bit of luck in this event as the does were stomping and bouncing trying to get the buck to go. What a comical sight!
If there aren't cows as a common animal in the pastures u are hunting then the cow decoy won't work nearly as well. Antelope decoys work very well all the time and I have seen them used successfully but I don't have the stones to use one myself, even on private land. I don't want an antelope bad enough to chance dressing up like one.I had no luck at all with the cow decoy. It made em run on public ground. Got a fabric antelope (buck) and they ran at me.