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California is not typically considered a place to hunt pronghorn antelope, but there are still healthy herds in the northeastern part of the state. Each year, a few lucky hunters chosen by California Department of Fish and Wildlife lottery, have the chance to hunt the many good-size bucks on the rolling, sagebrush sagebrush
The western United States’ sagebrush country encompasses over 175 million acres of public and private lands. The sagebrush landscape provides many benefits to our rural economies and communities, and it serves as crucial habitat for a diversity of wildlife, including the iconic greater sage-grouse and over 350 other species.

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-covered hills of Clear Lake National Wildlife Refuge. There are several good roads around the 20,000-acre refuge for scouting, but hunting is walk-in only. The rolling hills may look easy to walk, but uneven terrain and a plethora of rocks can make stalking pronghorn difficult. Hunters still have a very good chance of taking a pronghorn, with hunt success rates above 80 percent.