Weather-withered pronghorn in struggle to survive

Snow conditions force local antelope herds off traditional grazing areas, into town in search of food

 

February 28, 2019

Grace Moore

Deep, crusty snow south of Moorcroft forced a pronghorn herd into town last Friday in search of forage.

The recent severe winter conditions in northeast Wyoming are impacting area antelope herds and Moorcroft Game Warden John Davis is asking for the public's assistance in reducing disturbance to the animals.

"Due to weather stress and crusted snow, antelope are coming into town seeking forage," said Davis. "It has just been tough on them. We've had snow cover since before Christmas and at times, it has warmed up a bit creating crust on the snow and ice on bare ground."

Davis notes that in addition to coming into Moorcroft, small numbers of antelope are congregating along some area roadways....



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