The downside to hunting out West is that it can be daunting, overwhelming and expensive. It doesn’t matter if you are a DIY guy, or going on a guided hunt. This is because of the different hunting styles, the vast country, logistics, travel, food, research, scouting, gear, etc.
I have been blessed with being born in the west. I’ve spent my life hunting most of the big game species, clear up through Canada and into Alaska. What I’ve learned is that one the best ways to get started hunting out west is antelope hunting. They’re one of the funnest and most affordable Western hunts out there. On top of that, pronghorn antelope are one of the coolest animals in North America.
Consider a pronghorn antelope hunt for your first hunt out West.
What? Antelope?! Yes, antelope.
It may not be the toughest hunt, and antelope aren’t as majestic as a big bull elk or as awe inspiring as a 30 inch mule deer. But once you spend some time hunting them, you will come to appreciate them. They are a totally unique and special creature.
Hunt all day.
Pronghorn antelope are an amazing animal, and if you are in the right area you will be hunting from dawn to dusk. This is because they don’t tend to disappear in the middle of the day.
If you’re a bowhunter, they’re especially awesome!
Antelope tend to live in pretty dry areas, which means sitting blinds on waterholes is incredibly effective. Personally, I like trying to take them spot and stalk, but so you know I lose on that one more times than not.
Antelope is a fun and affordable way to get started hunting out west.
Regardless if you are a bow hunter or a rifle guy, antelope hunting is awesome. Oh, and did I mention how beautiful they are and that they are delicious? These striking animals make incredible trophies.
We have some great antelope hunts, so if you are looking to get started hunting out West this year make sure to give us a call or shoot us an email and learn more about our affordable, fun and highly successful antelope hunts.