Supersonic: Stalking Speed Goats on a Savage Journey

The pronghorn antelope is faster than a Prius and has eyes (almost) on the back of its head. Is it a match for this Wyoming Women's Foundation Antelope Hunt duo?

posted on June 6, 2022

"Home on the range, where the deer and the antelope play" may well have been written for Wyoming, a state that has more pronghorn antelopes than it does human beings. Whether or not you could call what antelope do "playing," they definitely do it faster than every other North American land mammal. With speeds that top out over 60 mph and side-mounted eyes that provide 300 degrees of vision, the pronghorn is challenging game indeed. But is it a match for Sharon Sullivan and her mentor Karla Tuggle from the Wyoming Women’s Foundation Antelope Hunt?

The Wyoming Women's Foundation (WYWF) invests in the economic self-sufficiency of women in the state, but with a twist: a focus on teaching women of all ages how to fill their freezers with healthy, inexpensive protein. That's where its flagship event, the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt, comes in. Now in its tenth year, each Women's Antelope Hunt is designed to create safe, ethical, knowledgeable and confident hunters out of women of all experience levels (including zero). 

In this episode of Savage Journeys, Tuggle and Sullivan match wits with Wyoming's "speed goats" on a truly epic trek. Sharon's been hunting before, but she's never done so with a huntress as experienced as Karla or an organization like WYWF supporting her. Can the duo stalk close enough for a good shot on an animal that moves faster than a Prius and can see a hunter 4 miles away? 

"Maybe you were searching for a way to consume lean, organic-as-it-gets meat for health reasons," say the folks at Savage Arms. "Maybe you were looking to expand your love of the outdoors and experience something new. No matter how you arrived, Savage is glad that something lit a flame within you to start your hunting journey." If you'd like to read the full story that accompanies this video, check it out here!

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