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State biologists have counted near-record numbers of summering pronghorn in Jackson Hole this year.  Additionally, wildlife officials have documented the highest fawn ratios since modern record-keeping began here. The survey is used to determine hunting quotas and seasons for the following year.  It’s a trend survey, and it’s not considered an actual census count of the population.  A Game and Fish biologist says he counted 400 pronghorn in the area, including about 260 in Grand Teton National Park.  That includes about 80 fawns per 100 does this year – well above the 40 to 60 typically seen in Jackson Hole.

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