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Old 09-04-2006, 04:08 PM
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just out of curiosity....do Pronghorn shed every year like whitetail, elk, and mulie and all them do? thanks



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Old 09-04-2006, 05:04 PM
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99.9% sure that the answer is yes.lol
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Old 09-04-2006, 06:26 PM
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The Pronghorn Antelope (not an antelope, sheep, goat, or any other animal relation) have horns. Not antlers. BUT! Yes, they do shed each year. Horns? . . . that shed? . . . you may ask.

Here's the mystery. They have a core like cartilage that is permanent making it a horn. It is about 5-7 inches long and continues to grow throughout the animals life. However, they grow a "skin" around this "horn" each year. Which also gets bigger each year.The outer skin is kind of like dead hair and fingernail material. Similar to a Rhino's horn. And yes, it falls off each year around January-February. The new "skin" starts growing back immediately.

On another subject . . . I agree with your stance on canned hunts. If you put a fence around it, call it a zoo, not your hunting ground!
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Old 09-05-2006, 02:43 PM
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The Pronghorn Antelope (not an antelope, sheep, goat, or any other animal relation) have horns. Not antlers. BUT! Yes, they do shed each year. Horns? . . . that shed? . . . you may ask.

Here's the mystery. They have a core like cartilage that is permanent making it a horn. It is about 5-7 inches long and continues to grow throughout the animals life. However, they grow a "skin" around this "horn" each year. Which also gets bigger each year.The outer skin is kind of like dead hair and fingernail material. Similar to a Rhino's horn. And yes, it falls off each year around January-February. The new "skin" starts growing back immediately.

On another subject . . . I agree with your stance on canned hunts. If you put a fence around it, call it a zoo, not your hunting ground!

thanks alot!! I was rippin my hair out trying to figure it out before cause I was like "I know they have horns, not antlers..but..horns dont shed!!" haha. Thanks again.


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Old 09-05-2006, 04:34 PM
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They can also drop their sheds earlier like the last week of the season around the middle of Nov.Also a good note if you ever pull the horns off,don't get the slime on your hands,you'l gag for weeks.It STINKS BAD.
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The same is true for mountain goats.
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Old 09-06-2006, 02:29 PM
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Hunted pronghorn near Jordan, MT last fall. We saw a number of goats that had shed already and we hunted the last week of October.
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Old 09-07-2006, 12:30 PM
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Hunting Pronghorn for the first time in 2 weeks. Outfitter has been emailing me some nice pics.

Near Fairview, Montana


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