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Grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, coyotes, cougars/ mountain lions,bobcats, wolverines, lynx, foxes, fishers and martens are the suite of carnivores that originally inhabited North America after the Pleistocene extinctions. This site invites research, commentary, point/counterpoint on that suite of native animals (predator and prey) that inhabited The Americas circa 1500-at the initial point of European exploration and subsequent colonization. Landscape ecology, journal accounts of explorers and frontiersmen, genetic evaluations of museum animals, peer reviewed 20th and 21st century research on various aspects of our "Wild America" as well as subjective commentary from expert and layman alike. All of the above being revealed and discussed with the underlying goal of one day seeing our Continent rewilded.....Where big enough swaths of open space exist with connective corridors to other large forest, meadow, mountain, valley, prairie, desert and chaparral wildlands.....Thereby enabling all of our historic fauna, including man, to live in a sustainable and healthy environment. - Blogger Rick

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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Pronghorn are in trouble in the Greater Yellowstone despite what the misworded article below insuates..............The fawn ratio to adult females sunk to 45 fawns per 100 does this season, down from 54 fawns per 100 does in 2012...................This sensitive-to-human habitat alteration hoofed browser is getting "punched in the face" by us via barbwire prairie fencing(the animals will not jump over the fence and get pinned and bleed to death), oil and gas exploration and road crossings....................The fleetest animal in North America, once chased across an open prairie by the American Cheetah faces a seemingly dire future

Jackson pronghorn numbers strong for second year

Biologists are reporting a second straight year of near record numbers of antelope in Jackson.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department's annual 2013 pronghorn survey counted 391 animals, four more than last year.
Although that's just about a record, Game and Fish wildlife biologist Doug Brimeyer noted the fawn ratio was lower.
Fawn ratios, which compare numbers of young against adult females, are a key indication of future population growth. This year, the ratio in the Jackson Hole herd fell to 45 fawns per 100 does from 54 fawns per 100 does last year, which is below average.

12,000 years ago, American Cheetahs were capable of running down the swift Pronghorn

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