This report was filed by NevadAdventureS Field Editor, Jim.

ANTELOPE aka PRONGHORN--

The best defense for the Pronghorn is his outstanding vision and extraordinary speed. Clocked at 60 mph at short distances and 40 to 45 mph for relatively long distances.

Nevada is one of the few states that a 90 point Pronghorn has been harvested. Washoe County produces the largest number of record heads, followed by Humboldt County ranked second.

Minimum score for Nevada Book is 78 points, for Boone & Crockett minimum score is 82 points, and Pope & Young is 64 points minimum.

Scoring is the length of each horn, circumference at the base and each quarter, together with the length of the prong.

There are 27 areas open in the State of Nevada with a total of 1072 tags issued for residents and 57 tags for non-residents during the general rifle season, and 125 resident and 13 non-resident archery tags, for 1998.

The future looks good for Pronghorns and Pronghorn hunters in Nevada, with greater populations and Pronghorns being found in more locations. We should see an increase in the number of tags and more bucks approaching and exceeding the world class 90 point marker.

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