Pronghorn numbers up in Wyo. despite dry year
Written byMIKE KOSHMRL, Jackson Hole News
A Wyoming Game and Fish Department count shows the pronghorn population in the Jackson-Pinedale area bounced back after a down year in 2011.
Ungulate biologists tallying animals by horse and plane counted about 8,600 pronghorn, well above the 7,000 counted last year. Although a good increase on the year, that falls within the short-term average, said Scott Smith, Game and Fish’s Pinedale-area wildlife management coordinator.
The survey, an assessment of the well-publicized Path of the Pronghorn migration, is used to determine hunting quotas and seasons for the following year. It’s a trend survey and is not considered a census count.VIEW ORIGINAL ARTICLE