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These Pronghorns were spotted in the gorgeous Custer State Park, a South Dakota state park near Custer, S. Dakota.  We drove along the “Wildlife Loop Road” in the large park.  These deer or elk-like herd animals are not antelope as many people have referred to them as.  There were several small groups of the handsome large Pronghorn roaming free (this is not a zoo), along the road and off in the distance.  These are grazing animals that eat grass and grains.  The males have a distinctive set of “Pronged” horns , which in my mind, resemble a cross between antlers and horns.

I took these pictures on June 11, 2014 in the park.  I also later saw several Pronghorn in Yellowstone National Park the next week.  There additionally were many sightings along the highways in South Dakota and in Wyoming.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  By the way, in the next few blog series, I will be highlighting various wildlife seen while I was out West in South Dakota and Wyoming.  I hope you will enjoy seeing the photographs I took.





Comments on: "Pronghorns at Custer State Park, South Dakota" (8)

  1. how beautiful! i hope the herds remain free and healthy!

    • Hi Theresa, They are managed in Custer via fences in very large acreage. The herds of Pronghorn do roam wild elsewhere, including Yellowstone National Park. They are magnificent animals.

  2. Very nice… I enjoyed seeing the Pronghorns when we were in Whoming… We loved Yellowstone and Custer also… My favorite part of Custer was the burros who came right up to the car begging for food.


    • Hi Betsy, Those very Burros will be making a virtual blog appearance here in coming days! Glad you also enjoyed these two beautiful parks as much as I have! Have a pleasant coming week!

  3. The Pronghorn are pretty critters. I love visiting Yellowstone and Wyoming. I have never been to the Dakotas. Awesome photos, so happy to see you back! I am sure it was a great trip! Enjoy your evening and week ahead!

    • Hi Eileen, I am glad I went! We had a lot of fun, saw amazing sights, saw a bunch of different animals, and visited with family in the region. I like South Dakota very much – especially the Black Hills areas. Have a wonderful day tomorrow!

  4. You caught a couple of pretty respectable bucks in this series!

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