T. Porto's fine TX pronghorn was taken on a do-it-yourself hunt.
By Leigh Ann Bodenchuk, Editorial Assistant
S. Porto filed a positive report (11006
on his self-guided public land pronghorn hunt on the Rita Blanca
National Grassland in Texas. Porto and his wife have been applying for
this tag for 12 years and were finally drawn for fall 2017.
and his wife stayed in Dalhart, TX, at a local motel that put them
"about a 30-minute drive from anywhere in the grassland." According to
Porto, the grassland is "basically a long strip that straddles the Texas
and Oklahoma panhandles. Most of the grassland is contiguous, but some
parcels out of the 77,000 acres are checkerboard and landlocked by
Porto and his wife arrived a
couple days early to scout the 65,000 available acres. The two ran into
some problems, as it had rained heavily the week of their arrival,
making some roads impassable despite four-wheel drive. Things dried out
over the next few days, and they were able to find game....