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#5899089 - 08/27/15 01:33 PM Stocking Pronghorn
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I know TPWD is working to stock Pronghorn in different areas in the state, but are any private landowners or organizations having success or even attempting to stock Pronghorn? Just curious.

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#5900179 - 08/27/15 10:34 PM Re: Stocking Pronghorn [Re: RedRaider13]
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I saw a ranch outside of Fredericksburg that had them once, but didn't know if it was common. You never hear about people stocking pronghorns. Seems like it would be a good idea though

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#5900186 - 08/27/15 10:45 PM Re: Stocking Pronghorn [Re: RedRaider13]
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The Rocker B did it back in the 70's. They're still there. Maybe some day I'll get to see them. I have seen a few between Big Lake and Barnhart. It was either private land or university land, probably.
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#5900312 - 08/28/15 06:18 AM Re: Stocking Pronghorn [Re: RedRaider13]
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We did some work on the rocker b and saw quite a few pronghorn, two monsters milled around our trucks all day one day. Kinda cool
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#5900317 - 08/28/15 06:28 AM Re: Stocking Pronghorn [Re: RedRaider13]
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Originally Posted By: RedRaider13
I saw a ranch outside of Fredericksburg that had them once, but didn't know if it was common. You never hear about people stocking pronghorns. Seems like it would be a good idea though

How long ago was this?
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#5900334 - 08/28/15 06:50 AM Re: Stocking Pronghorn [Re: RedRaider13]
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It was back in 2012, I was driving down the highway and there they we're, about 20 pronghorn behind a 8' fence from what I remember.

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#5900340 - 08/28/15 06:56 AM Re: Stocking Pronghorn [Re: RedRaider13]
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The 6666's brought 25 in back in 1977, I believe it was. They put them in a pasture that bordered US 83 about 4 miles north of Guthrie. For those of you familiar with the area, it was at 4 Mile Hill. About half of them made a home right there about 200 yds off the fence. They never seemed to vary the distance from the fence, just moved up and down it. The other half traveled about7-8 miles as the crow flies and wound up on the Masterson Ranch. I believe there are none left. Poachers accounted for many of them.
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#5901757 - 08/28/15 09:01 PM Re: Stocking Pronghorn [Re: RedRaider13]
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Originally Posted By: RedRaider13
It was back in 2012, I was driving down the highway and there they we're, about 20 pronghorn behind a 8' fence from what I remember.

Most likely not Pronghorn but maybe Blackbuck or Thomson's Gazelle.
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#5901989 - 08/29/15 12:09 AM Re: Stocking Pronghorn [Re: RedRaider13]
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Ive stalked them. Once they decide to run, well you may not see them again. I shot one running away at an angle at 300 yards last season, because I didn't feel like trying that again. The wind was blowing so hard that I got up wind so that the 40 mile an hour 40 degree wind wouldn't blow my .223 bullet way away. They smelt me, but it was too late. Dropped him and he was hiding behind a dozen girls while running. Almost didn't find him in short grass?? same color. The drag back to the dirt road was lug burn city and almost threw up. up
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#5901998 - 08/29/15 12:23 AM Re: Stocking Pronghorn [Re: RedRaider13]
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Right off 163, about 4 miles before the start of the Rocker B. There were probably 25-30 of them out there right off the road that day.

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#5902084 - 08/29/15 07:04 AM Re: Stocking Pronghorn [Re: REALKILLER]
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Originally Posted By: REALKILLER
Ive stalked them. Once they decide to run, well you may not see them again. I shot one running away at an angle at 300 yards last season, because I didn't feel like trying that again. The wind was blowing so hard that I got up wind so that the 40 mile an hour 40 degree wind wouldn't blow my .223 bullet way away. They smelt me, but it was too late. Dropped him and he was hiding behind a dozen girls while running. Almost didn't find him in short grass?? same color. The drag back to the dirt road was lug burn city and almost threw up. up

Cool story bro...but what does your stalking an antelope and killing him with a .223 wtih a 40 mph wind on a 40 degree wind day rolleyes have to do with a possible restocking antelope in Gillespie County or Texas confused2
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#5902166 - 08/29/15 08:35 AM Re: Stocking Pronghorn [Re: stxranchman]
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I have no doubt the antelope I saw that day were pronghorn, but yes while many ranches stock black buck I wouldn't think it would be impossible for them to stock pronghorn.

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#5902197 - 08/29/15 08:53 AM Re: Stocking Pronghorn [Re: RedRaider13]
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Oh like stocking livestock haha. Didn't know they did such. Theyre everywhere up there, figured they were over run. Heck some counties are open.
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#5903373 - 08/29/15 10:15 PM Re: Stocking Pronghorn [Re: RedRaider13]
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Originally Posted By: RedRaider13
I have no doubt the antelope I saw that day were pronghorn, but yes while many ranches stock black buck I wouldn't think it would be impossible for them to stock pronghorn.

What highway and direction from town? I am up there several times per year and was just up there last week. I would love to see them if they are truly pronghorns.
It would take a TTT permit and then the correct habitat, both of which I doubt would be allowed or found on small acreage in that county.
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#5904199 - 08/30/15 04:27 PM Re: Stocking Pronghorn [Re: RedRaider13]
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Acquaintance of mine got a game cam pic of a pronghorn a few weeks back and his lease is south of Childress. Guess hey can show up most anywhere.
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