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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #60 on: May 20, 2018, 11:04:12 PM »
I saw a few off Omak lake road a few days in a row... really cool to watch. I stopped and glassed for a while  :tup:

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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #61 on: June 12, 2018, 08:23:43 AM »
Am I wrong to think that a successful antelope population will eventually head South toward and even to the Columbia?  It would seem like a no brainer with the milder weather.
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #62 on: June 12, 2018, 09:14:44 AM »
My son and his Grandma saw a few on the way to Colfax yesterday...
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #63 on: June 12, 2018, 09:22:30 AM »
My son and his Grandma saw a few on the way to Colfax yesterday...

Interesting.  I am not sure we have heard of any in that area?  I wonder where they were from?
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #64 on: June 12, 2018, 02:09:47 PM »
Ya! I was pretty jealous. I have yet to see a WA Antelope. He was pretty excited to tell me about it on the phone.
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #65 on: June 12, 2018, 02:14:11 PM »
Am I wrong to think that a successful antelope population will eventually head South toward and even to the Columbia?  It would seem like a no brainer with the milder weather.

It seems they are going to populate most of the open country the way they are dispersing.  :tup:
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #66 on: June 12, 2018, 03:54:29 PM »
My son and his Grandma saw a few on the way to Colfax yesterday...

Interesting.  I am not sure we have heard of any in that area?  I wonder where they were from?

There was a few on Alpowa Ridge a few years ago. One had a collar. Came up from NE Oregon through Anatone. I can't remember all the details. I think @buglebuster or @Woodchuck  saw them.
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #67 on: June 12, 2018, 03:54:47 PM »
In the last year I have seen them between Brewster and Malott on the Eastside of the river on the Colville Res, out towards Mansfield in the wheat fields, then 2 weeks ago on the West side of the Okanogan between Brewster and Twisp. Most I have seen at one time was 4, other times 2.
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #68 on: June 12, 2018, 03:55:20 PM »
My son and his Grandma saw a few on the way to Colfax yesterday...

Interesting.  I am not sure we have heard of any in that area?  I wonder where they were from?

There was a few on Alpowa Ridge a few years ago. One had a collar. Came up from NE Oregon through Anatone. I can't remember all the details. I think @buglebuster or @Woodchuck  saw them.
I did see them over there, was pretty cool.  :tup:
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #69 on: June 12, 2018, 07:17:20 PM »
With all the available open habitat is there any worry of them spreading too far out and isolating populations? I'm no biologist but the spreading south to the Columbia comment got me kind of worried.

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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #70 on: June 12, 2018, 07:36:43 PM »
With all the available open habitat is there any worry of them spreading too far out and isolating populations? I'm no biologist but the spreading south to the Columbia comment got me kind of worried.

@DOUBLELUNG could speak to any genetic worries therein but it would seem unlikely. If a group was big enough to establish itself, I imagine it’s big enough to provide genetic diversity
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #71 on: June 17, 2018, 10:07:17 PM »
My gut is that genetic diversity is going to be an issue....


The closest I've ever seen an antelope in WA to the Columbia River was probably a good 350-400 yards.
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #72 on: June 18, 2018, 06:20:10 AM »
Are there more plans to being additional in? Are the different phases of introduction coming from the same herd?

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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #73 on: June 18, 2018, 07:03:57 AM »
Are there more plans to being additional in? Are the different phases of introduction coming from the same herd?

There are more coming. I'm not sure where from, but I think I can find out.
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Re: more antelope in Washington
« Reply #74 on: June 18, 2018, 07:35:57 AM »
I love seeing the pronghorn here in Washington. This spring I've been seeing a few around, including a few new fawns. I just never seem to have a camera with me.
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