NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND North Dakota Pronghorn Population Continues to Decline
North Dakota Game and Fish Department biologists recently completed the 2012 pronghorn population survey, which revealed the statewide population is 20 percent lower than last year. Therefore, the Gam... Posted on 7/17/12 at 9:39 AM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND No pronghorn hunting this year
North Dakota Game and Fish biologists found the statewide pronghorn population is 37 percent lower than last year and down more than 50 percent from 2008 due to severe winter weather.
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North Dakota Game and Fish Department biologists recently completed the 2011 pronghorn population survey, which revealed the statewide population is 30 percent lower than last year. Therefore, the Game and Fish Department is recommending the pronghorn hunting season remain closed in 2011.
North Dakota Game and Fish Department biologists recently completed the 2010 pronghorn population survey, and census data revealed the statewide population is 37 percent lower than last year and down more than 50 percent from 2008 as a consequence of recent severe winter weather. Therefore, the Game and Fish Department will not recommend a pronghorn hunting season in 2010.
North Dakota’s deer and pronghorn archery seasons open Friday, Sept. 4 at noon, and hunters should refer to the 2009 deer and pronghorn hunting guides for season information and regulations.
The pronghorn archery season runs through Oct. 4, while the archery deer season goes until Jan. 3, 2010.
Pronghorn antelope are the fastest animals in North America, accelerating from zero to 40 mph in seconds.
The speed in their long delicate legs is an adaptation from a pre-Ice Age existence, when they had to outrun fierce predators that roamed the grasslands — lions bigger than those on the African Savannah, American cheetahs, wild dogs and fleet-footed bears.
By Becky Kramer, The Associated Press
, August 27, 2008
The number of pronghorn gun hunting licenses available in North Dakota this year is down, mirroring a 7 percent drop in the state’s population of the animals.
The state Game and Fish Department will issue 4,631 licenses this fall, down 2,284 from a record number given to hunters a year ago.
North Dakota’s pronghorn population is estimated at about 14,000, down from 15,000 a year ago, said Randy Kreil, chief of the agency’s wildlife division.
July 24, 2008
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