Last year, on the brink of the 2016 antelope season opening weekend, the Captain wrote about noticing more and more antelope around Fort Peck. He went on to remind everybody he is not a wildlife biologist, but he did share some numbers from actual wildlife biologists which include antelope numbers across the state.
The most recent numbers by Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks are from 2015. Antelope numbers statewide were estimated to be around 138,000 then.
He also went on to state which region, as you could’ve guessed, had the most antelope in it.
As you might imagine Region 7 has by far the largest number of antelope in the state with 40,395.
That’s not all the Captain had to say in this BEST of Captain’s Column recap! He also talked about the pheasant outlook for 2016 AND offered some knowledge nuggets on pheasants and antelope. For example, pheasants can fly, but they prefer to run….and, “although antelope are not as fast as cheetahs, they maintain a fast speed for a longer period of time than cheetahs.”
To read about last year’s predictions for the season before the season and to check out more facts from the Captain himself, click here to read the full Captain’s Column in the BEST of Captain’s Columns right HERE!