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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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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2018, 02:52:43 PM »
Sorry I am not better at keeping you up to date.
I was over last week and had a few hours to look around. With 2 updates from the Bio at Yakama Nation based on the GPS collars we used, I was able to locate 3 different groups in fairly short time compared to what it use to take even though they were 15 miles apart. Of these 3 groups , one group of 23 had 5 GPS collars and another group of 30 had 1 GPS collar. The other group of 9 did not have a GPS collar. So in this general area there were 62 antelope. Then guess what, we found another group of 35 also no GPS collars. Total found in the release area seen, is now 97.
We have 30 GPS collars that we put out that are still functioning. I only found 6 of them. Understand the release takes place on the Tribal Lands and most are probably still there. These are the ones that were off of tribal lands when I was over . Things are looking very good.

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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2018, 03:11:48 PM »
 :tup: good to hear

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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2018, 03:20:34 PM »
Very good news!  :tup: Thanks for the update
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2018, 03:21:56 PM »
Sorry I am not better at keeping you up to date.
I was over last week and had a few hours to look around. With 2 updates from the Bio at Yakama Nation based on the GPS collars we used, I was able to locate 3 different groups in fairly short time compared to what it use to take even though they were 15 miles apart. Of these 3 groups , one group of 23 had 5 GPS collars and another group of 30 had 1 GPS collar. The other group of 9 did not have a GPS collar. So in this general area there were 62 antelope. Then guess what, we found another group of 35 also no GPS collars. Total found in the release area seen, is now 97.
We have 30 GPS collars that we put out that are still functioning. I only found 6 of them. Understand the release takes place on the Tribal Lands and most are probably still there. These are the ones that were off of tribal lands when I was over . Things are looking very good.

Great news, Joe. Thanks for the updates!
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #30 on: February 13, 2018, 03:53:13 PM »
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #31 on: February 13, 2018, 04:14:01 PM »
Antelope on the Cameron Lake Road in the Okanogan

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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #32 on: February 13, 2018, 04:20:54 PM »
That facebook page is a closed group, so us outsiders cant see it

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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #33 on: February 13, 2018, 05:23:26 PM »
We also have the Nevada Game and Fish agreeing to give us another 48 this winter. Just need to raise the needed funds again to make it happen. Probably $30-35,000. We have just about used up our SCI funds to keep this happening. We will be soliciting funds at our fundraiser on Feb. 24th in Lynnwood. You can always attend and come see the protesters protest what we do for wildlife.
Our event is posted on the events site . Seattle Sportsmen's Convention. Roughly it cost us $500/animal to do initial capture with a helicopter, $650/collar for one's we collar and approx. $175/month for GPS data on 30 collars over a 3 year period. Not cheap but has been well worth it. We personally transport the animals back at no cost, and most all of the work is done by us volunteers on the ground.

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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2018, 05:37:22 PM »
Glad to hear this news!! :tup:
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2018, 07:31:44 PM »
That’s awesome.
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #36 on: February 13, 2018, 07:48:09 PM »
We also have the Nevada Game and Fish agreeing to give us another 48 this winter. Just need to raise the needed funds again to make it happen. Probably $30-35,000. We have just about used up our SCI funds to keep this happening. We will be soliciting funds at our fundraiser on Feb. 24th in Lynnwood. You can always attend and come see the protesters protest what we do for wildlife.
Our event is posted on the events site . Seattle Sportsmen's Convention. Roughly it cost us $500/animal to do initial capture with a helicopter, $650/collar for one's we collar and approx. $175/month for GPS data on 30 collars over a 3 year period. Not cheap but has been well worth it. We personally transport the animals back at no cost, and most all of the work is done by us volunteers on the ground.
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #37 on: February 14, 2018, 06:28:45 AM »
Great to hear.

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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #38 on: February 14, 2018, 07:39:46 AM »
Awesome - I hope they take root and really start multiplying.
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #39 on: February 14, 2018, 07:41:37 AM »
On another note - and this is not to start a debate - but does anyone know if the Yakama Nation has a moratorium on Tribal Antelope Hunting?  It seems as though they would, seeing how they funded some of this work.

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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #40 on: February 14, 2018, 08:00:04 AM »
Pronghorn hunting not allowed according to the rules posted on their website:




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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #41 on: February 14, 2018, 08:11:17 AM »
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #42 on: February 14, 2018, 10:00:06 AM »
*except by permit.
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #43 on: February 14, 2018, 10:09:26 AM »
*except by permit.

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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #44 on: February 14, 2018, 10:12:01 AM »
The long term plan is to provide hunting opportunity via special permit. The other special permit species are mt goat, bighorn sheep and bison. But, we are always off from ANY hunting of antelope.
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #45 on: February 14, 2018, 10:37:01 AM »
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #46 on: February 14, 2018, 11:25:57 AM »
I know. I heard they're having a meat shortage at the Olympic games. I got an idea to fill the void. :chuckle:
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #47 on: February 14, 2018, 03:54:52 PM »
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #48 on: February 14, 2018, 06:03:39 PM »
Nice to read this, thanks for sharing.

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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #49 on: February 14, 2018, 11:03:50 PM »
Thanks for the update and Thank You SCI!  Yes, please keep us posted on the Mt Goat project as well.
Will they ever open up the Mt Gardner Unit again for Mt Goats? ... hear there is an over abundance...
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