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more antelope in Washington
« on: October 29, 2017, 10:03:43 AM »
Just a new update....all should be happy with.
This week on Thursday there were an additional 51 antelope released to boost the current population of antelope in the Yakama Nation. Due to the wild fire issues in Nevada and lack of wintering ground, Nevada Department of Wildlife agreed to assist in giving us some additional antelope. So through the funding of Safari Club International (SCI) Sikar and 3 local SCI Chapters we took 18 volunteers down and 8 Yakama Nation bio's and captured, with the guidance of NDOW and their many biologist the capture of these additional animals.
Without a doubt NDOW is an excellent group to work with. Hopefully more animals to come next year or possibly this year. Mostly what we brought back were pregnant females with a couple of young bucks and 4 or 5 fawns. All of the adults have GPS collars and we will be able to track them for the next 3 years.
99% of the funding for this project has come from SCI, to this date and we hope to continue raising funds to see that this works out to be very successful.
WDFW was aware of what was going on and gave us their blessings also and assisted in making this happen.

So far the Seattle Puget Sound Chapter of SCI has invested over $100,000 to make this happen. The Central Washington Chapter of SCI in Yakima has laid most all of the ground work and the Northwest Chapter of SCI has also contributed, with all of the chapters supplying the volunteers to make this happen.

Also the Colville Nation brought in an additional 100 antelope. They have been handling their project totally on their own. Many thanks all go out to them.

Hope to see you at our FUND RAISERS this year as their are a lot of up coming events we need to raise funds for. Antelope and Mountain Goat of current projects.


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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2017, 10:45:11 AM »
That is good news :tup:

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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2017, 10:48:28 AM »
Excellent!  Thanks for sharing.
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2017, 10:58:23 AM »
thats great to hear  hope winter treats them well

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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2017, 11:15:36 AM »
Well done all involved! :tup:
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2017, 11:26:16 AM »
Thank you foe the update!
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2017, 05:37:32 PM »
Awesome :tup:
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2017, 06:02:24 PM »
Thanks for the update, Joe!! Great work. Many thanks to all involved.


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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2017, 06:45:49 PM »
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2017, 06:52:16 PM »
How fast do they multiply? Are they like Whitetails and repopulate fairly quick if the habitat is good?
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2017, 07:09:03 PM »
Awesome :tup:
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2017, 09:18:48 PM »
Great job to all involved...  Amazing to see what can get accomplished when there is a lot less red tape.  Doesn't sounds like much credit need be given to Wa Dept of F & W
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2017, 09:26:08 PM »
Got to see a good bunch of them recently, near Prosser, off the Rez.   Very cool!

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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2017, 09:47:43 PM »
 :tup: Good news.
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2017, 01:27:11 PM »
Yes there is a little less red tape involved when working with the tribes. However this year WDFW actually funded the surveys which assisted in making this all possible. NDOW does need updates on how the herd is doing to move forward with more getting accomplished and make more captures possible. The Yakama Nation actually sent individuals down to NDOW commission meetings to secure these antelope also. We are all benefiting from what they have done.

Sorry I won't be able to keep you up dated on how they are doing for a month, as I will be off hunting with Montana antelope and deer tag, a 4th season Colorado deer tag then back to Nevada to do a elk hunt. Last month I was in Arizona shooting a 370+ elk with my muzzleloader. I also had a Nevada antelope tag but gave it back. Some years you just get lucky in the draws.

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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2017, 02:43:09 PM »
One got in a fight with a car on 221.

It lost.

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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2017, 03:53:31 PM »
Thanks for the update, Joe!! Great work. Many thanks to all involved.


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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2017, 07:49:19 AM »
A update on additional antelope. So far they have dispersed into 7 different groups and have also joined up with some of the existing antelope that now inhabit the area. The GPS collars have made it a lot easier for them to be located and help find the other lopes. Of the 30 collars that were put on the adult females, 2 of them had died within the first 2 weeks, likely related to the trauma involved with the relocation. So far results look good and NDW feels the survival rate was excellent.

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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2017, 07:51:03 AM »
Thatís great news! :tup:

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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2017, 07:54:55 AM »
Thanks for the update.   Itís exciting to look out your window and seeing these in Washington.   Have fun on your hunts.

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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2017, 02:27:59 PM »
Thanks for the update.   Itís exciting to look out your window and seeing these in Washington.   Have fun on your hunts.

 Agreed, I've long hoped for a release along the 90 corridor between Vantage and Spokane, just to give me something to look for/at on that boring stretch of highway.
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2017, 03:01:08 PM »
Positive news! Great to see all the various groups working together for wildlife!  :tup:

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Re: more antelope in Washington
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2017, 03:44:04 PM »
Awesome.

I know a wheat farmer down there and he said the antelope are more numerous than deer now and he sees them almost every day.  The way they are multiplying i could see a few permits being justified soon.  If that money was dedicated to bringing more in that would be a win win.
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2017, 02:07:44 PM »
I think the jury is still out on "the way they are multiplying".  If you drop off 90 pregnant does and 4-5 years later have 140ish head........ not sure that's a home run.

I'm not trying to be negative and don't know the exact numbers but like I said......I think the jury is still out.   :twocents:
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2017, 03:26:49 PM »
Great share.   

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