October 2, 2022

Wildfires Have Destroyed Antelope And Deer Habitat – Emergency Hunt Ordered

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Thousands of acres of prime antelope and mule deer habitat have been completely destroyed by recent fires in Nevada in an area just northwest of Elko. This area is home to around 1,000 antelope and the destruction has wildlife officials fearful that the animals will not be able to survive the winter under these conditions.

The Nevada Department of Wildlife has ordered an emergency antelope hunt beginning on September 18. An estimated 200 animals will be harvested and another 100-350 will be captured and release in other areas.

The Washington Post has more on this story and other fires in Montana.

Tom Remington