|In New Mexico, the month of August means the start of pronghorn season. Hunting kicks off in early August, with the bulk of our pronghorn hunts offered during that month. The Department also offers a youth hunt in October and a late season hunt in the southeast in December.
For those hoping to refill their freezers with pronghorn, we wanted to offer up some recipes for you to try out at home. I have yet to hunt pronghorn, but recently had the good fortune to receive a few pounds of backstrap and ground meat. Pronghorn is lean, just like venison; therefore, you may need a little butter or ground pork to add some fat. Finding recipes wasn’t hard; I had a few venison recipes and decided to swap out the venison with pronghorn. We also reached out to a few pronghorn hunters who were happy to offer their own recipes for this particular meat. I hope you give them a try.
In closing, we’ve also decided to include an extra feature in this newsletter about the wild game donation form you’ll find on page 119 of the 2020-2021 Hunting Rules and Information book. We asked Corporal Jake Baulch in T or C to explain the form and why it’s so important to fill out, even if you just receive a pound of game meat from a family member.
And, as always, let us know on Facebook what you’re cooking tonight.
Alexa J. Henry