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Winterkill - Rawlins area

wyoelkfan15

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Wyoming
Anybody know of a larger than usual winterkill in the Rawlins area? I'm down here for the next couple months for work and have noticed at least a dozen or two of what appear like winter kill antelope.
 

jimss

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Snow was deep with extremely cold temps along the Rawlins-I80 corridor. Antelope generally move to areas without much snow but if there is deep, crusty snow for extended areas or they get trapped they often don't make it.
 

seeth07

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Oct 14, 2016
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Markesan, WI
How does the game and fish react to the winter kill? Do they establish the seasons and season tag limits before or after a full understanding of a winter kill?
 

BuzzH

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Jan 9, 2001
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Laramie, WY
How does the game and fish react to the winter kill? Do they establish the seasons and season tag limits before or after a full understanding of a winter kill?
A 10.2% reduction in pronghorn licenses statewide:

There was a 10.2% license quota reduction overall, meaning less licenses were allocated by the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission in April. Adding to the draw difficulty, buck license applications increased by 7.2% and doe/fawn by 11.3%. Hunters who typically pick up pronghorn licenses in the leftover draw saw nearly a 25.8% reduction.

 
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