"The guides have been super to hunt with, know the areas we hunted well, and are excellent judges of the game animals."
Hunts are conducted safari style covering extremely large tracts of land, with some in excess of 100 square miles in size. Glassing over numerous herds of Pronghorn Antelope daily is the objective - looking for a mature buck with good length, mass and prongs. Clients can expect to see good antelope densities on this hunt and seeing 100-150 antelope daily is common, with about a third being pronghorn bucks. We need to be very selective which bucks are harvested keeping in mind that the differences seperating an average Pronghorn Antelope buck and a trophy Pronghorn Antelope Buck can be only a few inches in measurment. Hunters can expect to find Antelope bucks in the 14 inch to 16 ½ inch range, and although not common, a handful pushing the 17"+ have been harvested the past few years. Elevations are 4000 feet to 5500 feet on most of our antelope hunting leases with temperatures in August and September ranging from 30F to 85F.
We have a first class chuck wagon cook on site where we base our antelope hunting camp and a taxidermist on site to properly handle capes with fleshing and then salting of the capes. Clients typically stay in a comfortable historic motel, which is only a 10-minute drive from our hunting base camp. Lunch is served on site at ranch and breakfast and dinner is served in town where you will be staying.
"As someone who makes a living in the hunting industry I always want to work with top quality outfitters and Hunter Ross and his team are true professionals. I have hunted with Desert Safaris for over 6 years and they have always come through for me with unparrelled honesty and integrity on my trips. Hunter is a great friend and outstanding outfitter in the industry and I'll be hunting with for many years to come."
LL Bean / Guide to the Outdoors Television
New Mexico is a crown jewel for some of the finest Pronghorn Antelope hunting to be found anywhere in North America. Unlike most Western states, New Mexico has no application or drawing for your Pronghorn Antelope Hunting permit. Desert Safaris purchases them directly from the private landowners and passes them along to our clients included in the total hunt cost. If you’re looking for great Pronghorn Antelope hunting at a good value, look no more. Permits are limited, so early bookings are recommended to secure your hunt. Clients arriving by commercial air service will fly into Santa Fe or Albuquerque, NM or Amarillo, TX and then begin a short 2-3 hour drive to ranch depending on airport used for destination.
Desert Safaris' Pronghorn Antelope hunts have been featured on Texas Trophy Hunters TV (2003) and Cabela's Outfitters Journal TV (2005)in addition to articles in numerous magazine periodicals -Heartland Outdoors, Petersen's Hunting, Rack Magazine, Cabelas Outfitters Journal, American Hunter and SCI to name a few.
New Mexico Pronghorn Antelope Hunting Trip Includes:
Not included in New Mexico Pronghorn
Antelope Hunting trip: