Feb 27, 2007




The top three pictures are pictures of JoeBoo (the current B&C World's Record) and the shed of a buck we called Crossover from the year 2002 (ironically, the same year JoeBoo was taken.) The Crossover shed, if doubled, would have scored 95 4/8 B&C and broken the B&C World's Record. And remember, this was after the shed had been dried for over a year and sun-baked on the open prairie! Had the buck been taken during the season I'm sure it would have scored well over 96 inches.

During the 2003 season I was lucky enough to get drawn for 19A archery and got to hunt Crossover, though the buck wasn't as big that year. I never got a shot off.

In 2004 the G&F finally opened 19A to rifle hunting for the Arizona Auction Tag holder and Wayne Webber hunted with us and Crossover was finally brought down! Check out what Crossover looked like two years after being a World's Record at this link http://www.pronghornguideservice.com/images/photos/2004_Webber_Crossover.JPG

Shortly I'll be linking a picture of the Crossover buck from the 2002 season to our website at this link http://www.pronghornguideservice.com/photoLivingGiantsFromPast.html

The bottom photo is of a buck that had just shed one of it's horns. It's not in color because I didn't take the photo. I scanned it out of an excellent book called "Pronghorn: Ecology and Management" It's a giant book, but well worth it if you're a pronghorn enthusiast!

Tally Ho!

Feb 22, 2007

We're Live!!!

Our new website is live! I hope everyone likes it as much as we do. There may still be several links that don't work or maybe even several pictures still missing, but I'll get to filling those in as quickly as I can in the next week. Check it out - and if you have an outdoor, hunting, or guiding website let us know and we'd be happy to link our site to yours and vice versa. If you notice anything way outta whack on the site drop me a line and I'll get it fixed right away.

Tally Ho!

Feb 20, 2007

New Site

I've been working hard on updating our primary website at PronghornGuideService.com

It's not that we're changing anything major, just the overall look of the site as well as a lot of new coding (css) as we're trying to move away from the older versions of website software. This new site will have all the oldies but goodies and hopefully we'll find some space to put some new goodies, too.

Also, if I forgot to mention this before, my new camera and lens have both arrived - a Canon 400D and a Sigma 50-500mm. I haven't had a chance to field test this set up yet, but I will do so as soon as I can get up north and I'll provide a brief little review of the pros and cons of using this system for antelope scouting purposes.

If there are any more good questions about antelope or anything related feel free to ask away in the comments section.

Tally Ho!

Feb 8, 2007

Time?


Some bucks change over the course of time, while other bucks (like the buck above) seem to remain exactly the same year in, year out. The top-most picture was taken in 2004 on one of our ranches. The bottom picture was taken about 200 yards from the other photo in 2006.

We called the buck Tank Tops - because he was by a tank and had huge tops! The overall shape of the buck never changed, but his top mass was slightly larger in 2004 then it was two years later.

I got to thinking about this and wondered what would cause one buck to change from year to year and what would cause another buck to remain the same? Is it genetics? Is it feed? Is there no statistical basis at all - maybe it's entirely dependent on which buck it is.

I'm going to try to delve deeper into this and see what I can find. If I can't find anything, oh well, I'll move on. If I can, I'll post my findings on this blog, but don't be in a hurry as this could take quite a while.

Tally Ho!

PS. Tank Tops officially scored 92 SCI and 87 4/8 B&C.

Feb 5, 2007

Prehistoric Rhino



Here are a few more pics from SCI. The whitetails are from a game ranch run by Wilderness Whitetails. The Rhino is obviously from another time in history.

On another note, I just purchased a new camera and a big lens! I can't wait for it to arrive so I can start testing it and I'll let you know how it all works out because, obviously, the main reason for the camera is to take photos of antelope!

It's a Canon 400D and a Sigma 50-500mm. I can definitely see the purchase of a teleconverter in the future. I like to reach out far!

Tally Ho!

PS. The capture dates up in Prescott Valley have been changed to Februrary 7th-9th as far as I can tell.