The Pronghorn Workshop is a biennial meeting held in even numbered years sanctioned by WAFWA. The workshop provides a forum where leading pronghorn managers and researchers share research results, management strategies, and emerging issues in the realms of pronghorn management throughout North America. The Pronghorn Workshop began in 1965!
You are invited to attend the 29th Biennial Pronghorn Workshop. This year’s meeting will be hosted by the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks at the Deadwood Mountain Grand Holiday Inn Resort, located in Deadwood, South Dakota from August 22 – 25, 2022.
August 22nd – 25th, 2022
Deadwood, South Dakota
Register Early and Save
$275 early bird registration by July 1st
$325 late registration after July 1st
Holiday Inn Resort
Deadwood Mountain Grand
$134.00 per night (plus taxes & fees)
Room block held until July 1, 2022
Gain exposure for your organization to fish & wildlife professionals, to network, and to exchange information and ideas.
Photo by: Tim Torrell (NV)
Paper presentations will generally be scheduled for 15 minutes with 5 minutes for questions. Once the workshop agenda is finalized, presenters will be required to limit presentations to the allotted time available. If a slideshow presentation will be included, please intend on preparing a MS PowerPoint (e.g., .pptx, .ppt, .ppsx, .pps) or another PC compatible (e.g., .pdf) formatted file. Presenters can further ensure compatibility by saving presentations in multiple formats. Additional audio/visual services may be available upon request. Once presenters are finalized, details will be emailed regarding the file submission process.
Three awards may be given out at the 29th Biennial Pronghorn Workshop to be held in Deadwood, South Dakota. Award criteria and candidate qualifications are described below. Awards will be presented at the banquet on Tuesday, August 23, 2022.
For complete schedule, click the link above
We welcome any suggestions for topics, discussion panels, papers, posters, and other ideas to help us reach these objectives. If there are other colleagues involved with the management or research of pronghorn and pronghorn habitats, please let us know or feel free to share.
July 01 Deadline Fees:
$275 early bird registration by July 01
$325 late registration after July 01
$35 additional guest banquet ticket
Students and retirees are eligible for a $50 reduction in registration fees
Registration includes Monday social; Tuesday breakfast, lunch and dinner; Wednesday breakfast and lunch
Reserve early to guarantee a room and conference rates. Several lodging options are available, with the workshop being located at the Deadwood Mountain Grand Room blocks will be held until specified deadlines listed below.
For those flying to this year’s workshop, the Rapid City Regional Airport (53 miles) is the nearest airport.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either of the co-chairs:
• Andy Lindbloom, South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks, 4130 Adventure Trail, Rapid City, SD 57702, USA, (605) 394-1751, Andy.Lindbloom@state.sd.us
• Andrew Norton, South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks, 4130 Adventure Trail, Rapid City, SD 57702, USA, (605) 394-1752, Andrew.Norton@state.sd.us
The Pronghorn Workshop is a biennial meeting held in even numbered years sanctioned by WAFWA. The workshop provides a forum where leading pronghorn managers and researchers share research results, management strategies, and emerging issues in the realms of pronghorn management throughout North America. The Pronghorn Workshop began in 1965 as the Antelope States Workshop. View the Bylaws (PDF, 71 KB).
Biological and management principles and practices designed to sustain pronghorn populations in the USA, México, and Canada.
Yoakum, J. D., P. F. Jones, J. Cancino, R. J. Guenzel, R. Seidler, A. Munguia-Vega, I. Cassaigne, and M. Culver. 2014. Pronghorn management guides. Fifth edition. Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ Pronghorn Workshop and New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. 159 pp.
The Berrendo Award
The Berrendo Award is the most prestigious recognition offered through the Pronghorn Workshop. Berrendo is derived from the Spanish word for pronghorn—North America’s prairie speedster— that epitomizes the difficulty of being a remaining Pleistocene native in a modern world. The award will be bestowed on an individual or a group of collaborators/team that made major contributions to pronghorn ecology and management.
Award criteria include:
Previous Winners of the Berrendo Award:
2002: Jim Yoakum (retired BLM), Verdi, Nevada
2004: Bart O’Gara (deceased, Univ. of Montana Fish & Wildlife Coop. Unit), Lolo, MT 2006: Tom Pojar (retired Colorado Division of Wildlife), Kremmling, Colorado
2008: Richard Ockenfels (retired Arizona Game and Fish Department), Mayer, Arizona
2010: Rich Guenzel (retired Wyoming Game and Fish Department), Laramie, Wyoming
2014: Tommy Hailey (retired Texas Parks and Wildlife Department), Alpine, Texas
2016: Jorge Cancino (Centro de Investigaciones Biologicas del Nosoeste, Baja California Sur, Mexico
2018: John A Byers (University of Idaho), Moscow, Idaho
Special Recognition Award
The Special Recognition Award was created to honor the many people, teams or organizations that have made worthy contributions that aid in the conservation of pronghorn. These can include projects that are oriented to pronghorn management, research or appreciation.
Award criteria include:
Previous Special Recognition Award Recipients:
2002: Karl Menzel (NE), Jorge Cancino (BCS, MX), Bill Rudd (WY), Richard Ockenfels (AZ)
2004: Rich Guenzel (WY), Alice Koch (CA), John Hervert (AZ), Arizona Antelope Foundation (AZ)
2006: Rick Danvir (UT), Fred Lindzey (WY), Rick Miller (AZ)
2008: Morley Barrett (Alb, Canada), David Brown (AZ)
2014: Joe Riis (SD), Hall Sawyer (WY), and Emilene Ostlind (WY)
2016: Jorge Cancino (Mexico), Paul Jones (AB)
2018: Bill Rudd (WY), Matt Kauffman (WY), Ken Gray (NV), Tom Warren (NV), Charlie Clements (NV), Jim Young (NV)
Pronghorn Hall of Fame
The Hall of Fame was created to honor historic individuals or groups/teams that accomplished outstanding services for pronghorn conservation prior to the establishment of the Berrendo Award (pre-2002). Those involved in pronghorn conservation today owe much to the efforts of pronghorn biologists, managers, researchers, and other conservationists that produced worthy efforts prior to the establishments of any awards. The Pronghorn Hall of Fame awards are an ongoing effort to formally recognize the careers and long-term contributions of our predecessors.
Criteria for presenting this award include:
Previous Hall of Fame Inductees: