A truly North American native species, the pronghorn is the sole survivor of a prehistoric group of ungulates that populated North America as long a 2 million years ago. The pronghorn was here before other game animals and humans crossed the Bering land bridge. The pronghorn is fast, able to achieve speeds of up to 60mph and able to maintain speeds of 40 to 50 mph for several miles. While it doesn’t take cover, it is constantly on the alert and stealth and patience is vital to get within shooting range especially when hunting with muzzleloaders or bow.
Here are the current Top Ten Pronghorn from the SCI Record Book.
#1 John Grimmet took this beauty in New Mexico in 1986. It measures 99 7/8″.
#2 belongs to Michael Gallo who took this pronghorn in 2011 in Catron County, New Mexico. It measured 99 2/8″.
#4 David Meyer took this 97 5/8″ pronghorn near Yavapai County, AZ in 2008 with Tony Grimmett of Pronghorn Guide Services.
#5 Reade Taylor bagged this 97 4/8″ pronghorn in Converse County, WY with Dick Lisco of Lisco Ranch.
#6 Patrick Brewer got lucky in Coconino County, AZ with this 97 2/8″ pronghorn taken in 2003 with the help of Eli Grimmett of Pronghorn Guide Service.
#8 Wayne Webber took this pronghorn in 2004 in Yavapai County, AZ with Pronghorn Guide Service. it measures 96 5/8″.
#9 Denny Austad holds the number nine spot with this 96 2/8″ pronghorn taken in Arizona, guided by Pronghorn Guide Service.
#9 Kirk Winward took this 96 2/8″ buck in Catron County, NM with Dave Brown of Pronghorn Guide Service.
#10 Jeff Erickson took this 96 1/8″ pronghorn buck in Coconino County, Arizona in 2014.
#10 Dale Hislop took this 96 1/8″ pronghorn in 2003 near Lincoln County, NM with Trevor Cox.
#3 Dale Hislop took this 99″ pronghorn in 2014 in Mohave County, Arizona with the help of Clay Bravo.