Let's begin in Wyoming, with Dan Artery of Dan Artery's Outdoor Adventures, represented by Cabela's Outdoor Adventures. Artery hunts in the Wheatland area, in the southeastern part of the state. He runs his hunts almost exclusively on private land, having access to three or four ranches totaling some 120,000 acres. Artery takes between 30 and 50 pronghorn hunters each season, housing them in his lodge, and going out from there to spend the day in the field. His hunts are 2 x 1 and run three days at a cost of $1,500. He reports that in the three units he hunts, his clients are almost 100 percent successful in obtaining a permit without having to pay the extra fee to put into the special drawing pool, where odds of drawing increase a bit. Artery says his antelope run in the 13-inch to 16-inch range, and last year his hunters took a couple that scored in the 80s.
Shifting over to Nevada, this is a state with an expanding pronghorn population. After a string of mild winters, trophy potential is on the upswing, too. The flies in the ointment are pulling a permit and finding a guide.
The problem with guides is, there simply aren't many in the State of Nevada. One I recommend is Tony Diebold of Nevada Trophy Hunts in Gerlach. He hunts in and around the Sheldon Antelope Refuge. As for permits, pronghorn are draw-only animals in Nevada, and almost........(continued)