- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 6, 2016

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) - In a story Dec. 6 about pronghorn at an elk refuge, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the animals were elk. They are a separate species.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Dozens of pronghorn fail to migrate away from Jackson Hole

More than 100 pronghorn remain in the area surrounding Jackson Hole despite typical migration patterns

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) - More than 100 pronghorn remain in the area surrounding Jackson Hole despite typical migration patterns.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports (https://bit.ly/2hcgHWa) that National Elk Refuge officials last weekend spotted 180 pronghorn on the south end of the property; nearly half the number of animals that typically travel through the federally protected land.

Officials say the several hundred pronghorn that summer near Jackson Hole typically migrate to traditional wintering grounds south of Pinedale, but after a weekend of snowstorms it is unlikely the remaining animals will be able to travel over the mountains to get south.

Elk Refuge biologist Eric Cole says wintering at the refuge has mixed results for pronghorn. In the winter of 2014-15, 62 animals stayed on the refuge and 30 made it to spring, but in 1992-93 just two of 88 pronghorn survived the winter.


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