Are pronghorn good eating?
Cute as the local white-tail deer may be, I am quite grateful for the pot hunters and other hobby hunters who thin the population every fall. In addition to the occasional venison sausage that shows up at pot-luck, I have the satisfaction of knowing that my likelihood of hitting one of the darn critters on the highway is reduced by the diligence of our hunters.
I originally created a separate thread for these but just realized I'd created this one previously, so I'm moving the pictures over. I wasn't very successful in capturing catchlights in the eyes and didn't want to induce them artificially. This is the largest herd of pronghorns I've seen this year. You can usually get much closer to them than you can deer. Their speed is unparalleled in North America so I suppose at some primitive level they are less frightened.