American Pronghorn

Antilocapra Americana

Description

Pronghorns are mostly orange/tan with white on the belly, face, neck, and tail, with black horns and nose. Males are about 4.5 feet and 140 lbs while females are 4 feet and only about 100 pounds. Both exes have backwards curling horns that split at the end to form prongs. Pronghorns have molar teeth for chewing vegetation.

Characteristics

Pronghorns graze on vegetation all through the day. They are mostly found throughout the Panhandle of Texas, and the Great Plains of America. Pronghorns can be hunted October 3rd-11th by permit holders only. This season falls right after the mating season that takes place in late summer. While mating a male will mate with every female that is in his breeding territory.