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Pronghorn Staying In Jackson Hole

December 26, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming No Comments
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A significant portion Jackson Hole’s pronghorn antelope could end up spending the winter here, facing conditions that are tough even in average years. 53 pronghorn were counted by biologists on the in the vicinity of Miller Butte on the National Elk Refuge last week. Biologist Eric Cole says small groups of pronghorn have attempted to winter on the refuge in the past rather than migrate to traditional winter ranges near Pinedale.  He says in mild winters most survive, but historic refuge observations suggest that winter pronghorn mortality can be very high even under average Jackson Hole winter conditions.

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