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Washington Antelope
« on: January 01, 2015, 12:38:17 PM »
Looking for any reports of antelope that individuals might have seen. I was fortunate enough to assist SCI and the Yakama Nation in  introducing antelope to our state a few years ago and we are trying to get as accurate a count of what is still out there as we can. We released 99  antelope all from Nevada, with their blessing. To do another introduction we need to get some numbers of what is now out there.  SCI will be funding some air time at a cost of around $6000 to attempt to relocate them is possible. We know they are pretty spread out from Goldendale to Kennewick and that is alot of country.  It would be nice if we knew where to spend air time as it is  will not cheap to find them. I was over yesterday and found 29 in one group and only 3 had ear tags which could be a good sign. Where are the other 96 ear tagged antelope? We do know a couple died and 2 have been poached and we do have rewards out for information on whom poached them. If anyone has any current info it would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Washington Antelope
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2015, 12:41:26 PM »
No info, but thanks to you for your work.
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Re: Washington Antelope
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2015, 12:43:18 PM »
send butcher98951 a pm.   He has some in his "backyard" and probably has very reliable intel for you.   I know he sees them often. and Thankyou for working on this project.
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Re: Washington Antelope
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2015, 12:51:26 PM »
Are you working with YN Wildlife bios?
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Re: Washington Antelope
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2015, 12:58:04 PM »
I know there was a few hanging out on top of alpowa grade east of pomeroy, but not sure if they are from those released?
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Re: Washington Antelope
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2015, 01:14:10 PM »

I know there was a few hanging out on top of alpowa grade east of pomeroy, but not sure if they are from those released?

I don't think they're there anymore, and they moved in from Anatone via NE Oregon. Pretty sure they've moved back the way they came. Unless they're back again. They were gone for sure.
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Re: Washington Antelope
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2015, 01:15:37 PM »
Good to know jackelope. I thought I heard the were still around, but looked for them thanksgiving time with no luck.
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Re: Washington Antelope
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2015, 01:34:39 PM »
Yes we are working with YN bio's, with out then this wouldn't have happened. Unfortunately would be nice if they moved alittle faster on getting things done. Actually the flights will involve their head bio every day both on and off the YN lands. WDFW is even onboard and will help with surveys off of the res. only.
The lopes that were around Anatone have left and gone back to Oregon.
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Re: Washington Antelope
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2015, 01:43:31 PM »
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Re: Washington Antelope
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2015, 02:27:46 PM »
i  personally don't think antelope will take to Washington .  too many people and too many poachers.  if you know where they are don't tell anyone.  I wish they would take in a big chunk of land like the firing range or the Yakima reservation.     mike w

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Re: Washington Antelope
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2015, 02:36:09 PM »
I know of 2 different herds that we watch all the time and one herd that we just happen to see when we were duck hunting in a place I wouldn't of thought of them being there.

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Re: Washington Antelope
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2015, 03:10:05 PM »
  wow, that is great news.  don't tell the wolves.  the 4 and 2 legged ones.   mike w

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Re: Washington Antelope
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2015, 05:36:50 PM »
I think they would do very, very well up by mansfield. It feels like antelope country up there.
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Re: Washington Antelope
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2015, 08:43:53 PM »
 Did not know they were in the state, that explains the animals we could not identify way off in the distance on our way over to Clarkston back at the end of September.
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Re: Washington Antelope
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2015, 05:08:49 PM »
while you are counting antelope.  It would be interesting to see how many horses are on the rez too.  They are the reason the Antelope have dispersed so much.  I have only seen a few antelope off of hwy 97 in the last year. 
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Re: Washington Antelope
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2015, 08:17:50 PM »
while you are counting antelope.  It would be interesting to see how many horses are on the rez too.  They are the reason the Antelope have dispersed so much.  I have only seen a few antelope off of hwy 97 in the last year.
I'd be very interested in that too. It is really a disgusting amount especially when you take a look at what they've done to the land.

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Re: Washington Antelope
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2015, 09:32:05 AM »
I feel that the anti's have been pretty hard on what the YN can do with the horses. At one time they were shipping them out of the country to have them processed for other purposes, but that came to an end. Now they do have a huge problem and I do know they have been working on it. Results have not been to good for the antelopes to stay there. Sure could feed alot of hungary people with the problem they have.

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Re: Washington Antelope
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2015, 01:04:04 PM »
I'd love for the natives to thumb their nose at the feds and take care of the horse issue.   Its out of control. 
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Re: Washington Antelope
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2015, 04:30:46 PM »
thats awesome that you are introducing antelope over there. I always wondered why there were not any in a lot of eastern washington looks like a lot of good habitat and some of it reminds me of eastern montana where I used to hunt antelope a lot. I hope it works out for ya   

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Re: Washington Antelope
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2015, 06:47:38 PM »
Worked on highway 97 a lot last summer around the horses and never saw and antelope. I've looked around but havnt spotted one yet! Hope they make it!

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Re: Washington Antelope
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2015, 01:39:32 PM »
There is some work being done on the horses.  :-X

The antelope that I see don't seem to stick in one specific area very long with the exception of those few just outside of kennewick.  They will need new genetics if they are to survive but I can't say I care for the lack of rule following that takes place............or I should say the hiding behind the res so it doesn't have to follow the rules that everyone else does. 

But, I don't want to hijack this thread or get into that whole thing again.  I haven't seen any in the last month.
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Re: Washington Antelope
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2015, 01:57:47 PM »
I've seen a heard of about a dozen 2x's off of Hwy 221 just north of Sellards road.

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Re: Washington Antelope
« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2015, 05:22:30 PM »
my brother see a few almost every day on his way to work.. between prosser and patterson..
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Re: Washington Antelope
« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2015, 09:53:50 AM »
Antelope update
Yesterday all the groups involved in doing the surveys gathered again and set a date of the first week in March, as the week would be doing the surveys. Those groups involved YN, WDFW, and SCI individuals put what we hope to be a very thought out plan using both ground crews and an airplane over a 3 day period to cover the areas between Klickitat area west of Goldendale all the way east to Kennewick. A very large area, however thanks to some of the information we gather from this site and other sources  we do have a good starting point. Thanks again for the information you supplied. Last week one of our SCI members counted 40 antelope in a couple of these areas. For those of you that do see the antelope and have bino's we are trying to gather informations as to how many in each group have collars and or ear tags. Of the original 99 that were released all had ear tags, therefore any that you see that do not have ear tags are born and raised Washington antelope and not a part of the original release which occurred in Jan. 2011. As March gets a little close we will be looking for any additional sighting that any of you might have as it would be very beneficial both in time and money.

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Re: Washington Antelope
« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2015, 05:51:57 PM »
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