McCullough Peaks Pronghorn

If anyone’s ever been to McCullough Peaks they’ve probably seen pronghorn. In some ways they’re easier to spot than the horses, but they don’t stick around as much as the horses. They didn’t mind as long as the car was moving, but as soon as we’d stop, the pronghorn would move away.

Some of our earliest sightings of pronghorn in McCullough peaks.

Some of our earliest sightings of pronghorn in McCullough Peaks.

The landscape was dotted with them, but even a buck that was closest didn’t stay long. As we continued along the road, we saw a large group of pronghorn approaching. They moved as if spooked by something, but for once, they didn’t seem to notice us. Toward the back of the group was a buck, smaller than the first, and he seemed to be eying something.

The nice looking buck.

The nice looking buck.

The buck from earlier was approaching the group from a different direction. The rest of the group finally seemed to notice him and stop. He seemed to approach some of them, but they didn’t seem all that interested. Then they seemed to notice us for the first time, and we moved away.

The group approaches the buck.

The group approaches the buck.

They slow and seem to notice us.

They slow and seem to notice us.

The last pronghorn we saw that day was surprisingly still. She seemed to understand that we were there, but made no move to get away. Then, as she turned to graze, we left.

She did not seem concerned with us.

She did not seem concerned with us.

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