This paper deals with the possibility of remotely detecting buried objects using impulse radiating GPR. Most GPR systems involve the B-scan or the C-scan of the ground requiring the usage of advanced imaging techniques. Identification of a buried target is done using only a single snapshot of the ground. An electromagnetic pulse is sent into the ground from a transmitting antenna. The target reflects the pulse and the reflection is received by a receiving antenna. A single temporal scan of the ground is utilized for identification of the target characteristics. The antenna responses are deconvolved out from the receiver response. The deconvolution is carried out by using the conjugate gradient method. Finally the target response is identified by extracting the natural resonance frequencies by applying the matrix pencil method on the transient waveform. Successful identification of buried targets is achieved through this methodology.