Hunter Reports on Extreme Pronghorn Hunt in Nevada


Published: November - 2011

If you think pronghorn hunting is easy, check out this report on a hunt in Nevada. "I've hunted pronghorn for 52 years, and I've never been on a pronghorn hunt like this one. Ever," says longtime subscriber Rodger Warwick, referring to his Nevada hunt in August with Kevin Servatius of Nevada Custom Hunts, LLC (775-265-4078). Warwick categorizes this hunt as "extreme in every way possible," going on to say "Units 041-042 in northern Nevada are nothing but sagebrush grasslands with round-top mountains that rise to about 7,000 feet. There's some cedar and juniper in the hills but not much. The ground is either sharp volcanic rock or powder-fine dust that covers everything when it blows." Warwick notes this dust was occasionally a safety hazard when driving the hunt area, as it sometimes blocked visibility. Another safety concern was the heat. "It was 103 degrees the day I shot my antelope," says Warwick, who recommends that hunters here stay hydrated at all times. Warwick tells us that safety was of the utmost concern to Servatius and that he was prepared for almost every conceivable mishap. The hunt was conducted spot and stalk with a specially-equipped four-wheel-drive truck that makes the hunt accessible to anyone willing to deal with the conditions. Game was fairly spread out, but Warwick says he saw plenty of pronghorns. "Servatius really went out of his way to help me get my 80 3/8 SCI antelope. I give him high marks across the board," he says. This hunt requires drawing a tag. Cost was $3,250, plus $300 for the permit and $142 for the license.

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