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Antelope Characteristics

ANTELOPE CHARACTERISTICS

The ability to distinguish between buck, doe and yearling buck antelope is critical to hunters holding licenses valid for only does and fawns.

  1. Horns - Should be prominent with a prong or point between the base and tip and extend beyond the ears for adult males. Yearling bucks have shorter horns, typically at ear-length. Does often grow horns, which occasionally grow to the length of the ears.
  2. Cheek patch – Both yearling bucks and adult bucks have a black cheek patch below the ear at the angle of the jaw. Even among fawns, which usually lack visible horns, the black cheek patches distinguish males from females. Females lack the black cheek patch.

(i) Type 9 limited quota antelope licenses are valid for “archery only” and do not require a separate archery license.

(ii) Type 0 limited quota antelope licenses are valid for specialized hunting equipment, such as muzzle-loading firearms or handguns, and are not valid for use with archery equipment during any special archery antelope seasons.

Hunting Season Extension Permit which shall be immediately produced for inspection upon request of an officer authorized to enforce this regulation.

REMINDER:

Every hunter born on or after January 1, 1966 is required to show proof of having completed an approved hunter safety course while hunting in the field, unless otherwise exempt.

Section 3. Special Archery Seasons.

(a) There shall be special archery antelope hunting seasons on the dates specified in

Section 2. Special archery hunting seasons are specific to individual hunt areas by license type. During the special archery hunting seasons, archers are restricted to the limitations associated with the special archery season dates for a hunt area and license type.

(b) Archers shall possess a limited quota antelope license and an archery license in order to hunt antelope with archery equipment during any special archery season.

Section 4. Hunting Season Extension Permits.

(a) Any person qualified for and in possession of a Hunting Season Extension Permit issued by the Department in accordance with Commission regulation may hunt antelope starting five (5) days prior to the earliest opening regular season date in the hunt area(s) for which their license type is valid and is restricted to the limitations of their license type for the earliest opening regular season date as specified in Section 2 of this Chapter.

(b) Hunters participating in a hunting season extension shall be in possession of a Hunting Season Extension Permit which shall be immediately produced for inspection upon request of an officer authorized to enforce this regulation.