JACKSON— State biologists have counted near-record numbers of summering pronghorn antelope in Jackson Hole this year.
In addition, they have found the highest fawn ratios since modern record-keeping started in Jackson Hole.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department survey is used to determine hunting quotas and seasons for the following year. It’s a trend survey and is not considered a census count of the population.
Game and Fish wildlife biologist Doug Brimeyer says he counted some 400 pronghorn in the area, including about 260 in Grand Teton National Park.
Brimeyer tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide that he is seeing about 80 fawns per 100 does this year. That’s well above the usual 40 to 60 seen in Jackson Hole.