Well, this is in danger of becoming the semi-live NON-pronghorn hunt. I just back from a weekend of scouting, hitting familiar spots that I've seen big bucks in during past years out in northwest Nevada.
First day, after over 100 miles of driving on rough desert two tracks, we found quite a few of the water holes dried up, including most springs. For wildlife, we saw exactly one...burro! Not a single pronghorn was sighted, not a single deer.
Yesterday, I hit it at first light, driving over 70 miles of dirt, and found a couple water holes, and even saw a group of8 antelope with a buck that was a whopping 13"er. Not quite the 80"+ buck I'm hunting for. Oh, saw a coyote too, wow! Didn't see any more donkeys though.
I'm gonna scout some different parts of the unit this coming weekend, and if I don't find a big buck, or at least good numbers of antelope, I may turn my tag back in to save the points I'd be sitting on for next year.
Time will tell...