Yellowstone National Park
The best place to see Pronghorn Antelopes is Yellowstone National Park. Unlike the Bison and the Elk, they are still hard to find in Yellowstone. But look for them near the North Entrance, along the Sagebrush Flats. This is where I got the photos. -- William S. Howard
In Yellowstone National Park, there are over 5000 pronghorn antelope. Pronghorn are found mainly in the Northern section of the park. One of the best places is the one-way dirt road that runs from Mammoth Hot Spring to Gardnier. There are almost always some at the Northeast entrance station near Gardnier. Also look for them on the road between Mammoth Hot Spring and Tower Jct and in the Lamar Valley area. See Yellowstone.net
Pronghorns are almost always found in open grassy plains and are fairly easy to spot. Traveling in groups of 3 to 10 they graze along slowly but every now and then they go tearing around the valley for no apparent reason other than the fun of seeing how fast they can go.
The chances of seeing Pronghorns in Yellowstone are very good if you try. I have seen them often in the plains from Idaho Falls to the west entrance of the park. They can also be found in the hills behind Mammoth Hot Springs, along Rescue Creek Trail, and through out Little America, but the most reliable place I have seen them is in the Lamar Valley. Look all along the bottom of the valley for small herds of the white and brown ungulates but don't be surprised if they are right up next to the road. The babies are born in June and are very small and playful.
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
In summer, groups of up to 7-10 pronghorns can be easily viewed in the meadows between the Visitors' Center and Fairview Point. They are accustomed to cars and people, and as a result are easily photographed. Unfortunately, they are still shedding their winter coats even in June and are not as photogenic as they might be later in the summer.
Red Desert, Wyoming
The Red Desert of southern Wyoming is one of the last high-desert ecosystems in North America. Its varied landscape of buttes, dunes, sagebrush steppe, mountains and rocky pinnacles is home to some of the continents most hidden treasures:
- The largest living dune system in the United States - The largest migratory herd of pronghorn in the lower 48 states (50,000 pronghorn) - The world's largest herd of desert elk
The Red Desert is home to 350 species of wildlife and many more plant species that have adapted to its harsh conditions. The world's largest herd of desert elk, 50,000 pronghorn antelope, and rare plant and bird species can all be found there. Most of the Red Desert is actually sagebrush steppe--habitat for pronghorn, elk and pygmy rabbit.
Bison roam free on the 18,500-acre National Bison Range Wildlife Refuge , 45 miles north of Missoula. These 2,000-pound animals graze on mountain prairie grasses with other ungulates such as elk, white-tailed and mule deer, pronghorns and bighorn sheep. Visitors often see black bears and coyotes; a look overhead reveals eagles, hawks and other birds. -- Jean Arthur
In northwest Colorado, far from the bustle of city streets, the rush of the freeway and the star-competing light of city nights sits the remote Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge. Here, you'll encounter a series of ponds and wet meadows along the Green River—perfect habitats for waterfowl and migratory songbirds. The area also features steep rocky slopes and sedimentary benches along the river. Check in at the visitor center for specific viewing opportunities. What you’ll see: mule deer, moose, coyotes, beavers, muskrats and pronghorn antelope can also been seen throughout the area. There are signs along Highway 318 marking the east and west ends of this refuge.
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