Pronghorn Hunt with Shooting System Readiness Clinic
Date & Time
Raton, NM 87740
Important Tag Information:
Tags are not available to purchase from New Mexico Game and Fish until after July 1.
You will receive an e-mail with detailed directions on how to purchase the correct tag after July 1.
This event combines one day of training with two days of pronghorn antelope hunting in Northern New Mexico. This is the first season, so you will be among the first hunters on the ranch for the season and will get the first crack at the best trophies. You will stay at the famed NRA Whittington Center.
Your "Experience" will start with our Long Range University 1-day Shooting System Readiness Clinic. This 1-day clinic is your opportunity to gain confidence with your rifle and ensure it is ready for your hunt under the guidance of a Gunwerks instructor. You will confirm zero and validate your trajectory out to your maximum comfortable range. We will assist you in loading the data into your laser rangefinder if necessary and ensure everything is tracking correctly by shooting targets at different distances from your preferred shooting position/support. Throughout, we will be assisting you with perfecting your shooting technique.
For the hunt, you will be partnered with one other hunter and a professional guide and hunt on ranches that are approximately an hour's drive from the Whittington Center. Gunwerks LRU instructors will assist with coaching on the hunts however we cannot guarantee we will have someone with every group of hunters. The hunting outfitter will provide meals and also offers meat processing and taxidermy services for an additional fee. You will also have to option to donate your meat to charity.
We encourage you to bring your own rifle for this event. If you prefer, we do have a limited number of rental rifles available. Please select the appropriate option when registering.
This event is intended for hunters who are already competent shooters. If you are a beginning shooter or would like to have a full three days of training prior to your hunt, we encourage you to check out the third-season event. (October 4-8, 2023)
Long Range University exists for the specific purpose of helping you make quick ethical one shot kills in the field. The core of our content is contained in our L1, L2, and L3 classes which utilize a building block approach to provide education and training in every factor which impacts your lethal hit probability. Interwoven throughout all three classes is a training strategy which will improve your ability to function under pressure and significantly extend the range and conditions under which you can take an ethical shot. At Long Range University you will learn to recognize when the conditions are not suitable to ensure a lethal hit.
You will use our Gunwerks Shooting systems during the L1 and L2 classes, however what you learn will apply to any long range shooting system. Using a Gunwerks rifle system and ammunition for this course facilitates and accelerates the learning process. This allows you to focus on the core class content and leave equipment concerns to the instructor. Put wear and tear on our rifle not yours.
In our L3 class we encourage you to bring your personal rifle regardless of manufacturer. This is where you really learn the capability and limits of your “system” which includes you and your marksmanship ability, your rifles capability, your ballistic program, and your ability to compensate for wind and other environmental conditions, all in a realistic mountain hunting environment.
L1 Long Range Ballistics
L2 Advanced Ballistics and Wind
L3 Mountain Shooting Application
Our L1, L2, and L3 classes must be taken in sequential order and provide a comprehensive learning experience. We also offer “Clinics'' which are a deep dive into a specific topic or weapon system. There are no prerequisite classes to attend any of our Clinics.
Our Standalone Clinics
Shooting System Readiness
Long Range Muzzleloader
Our Hunting Experiences
The ultimate in training is live field application. For the next step in your journey to proficiency, we offer several different training / hunting experiences with Gunwerks vetted outfitters in different environments. From Barbary Sheep in the mountains of West Texas, to beginner friendly Antelope in New Mexico, to freezer filling Cow Elk in Oregon, all provide a fantastic experience and help you achieve the next level of capability in the field.
- Note - Check into the Whittington center the afternoon of August 25th, dinner will be provided
- Marksmanship fundamentals
- Range - Zeroing and trajectory validation at long range
- Pairing with laser rangefinder, unknown distance shooting.
- Hunt specific shooting exercises.
- Brief hunt
- Guided antelope hunt
- Check out of Whittington center housing
- Guided antelope hunt
- Depart ranch