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Re: [RC] re: antelope - Dot Wiggins

Many years ago my brother-in-law and friends went every year to eastern Montana antelope hunting.  It was common knowledge antelope wouldn't jump fences.
Then BLM began fencing some of the grazing allotments.  The first couple years hunting was just a matter of seeing the band run up aginst the fence and choosing a target.   Then they learned to jump and hunting was back to really having to hunt (;>) 
 I guess they are more adaptable than expected when they have to be.
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Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 8:53 PM
Subject: [RC] re: antelope

Loved the story, but I've never seen antelope jump a fence.  I was amazed by that statement.  Fences are a major problem for them here in Wyoming because they can't jump fences and they try to crawl under them and often get caught or tangled and die that way.  The newer highway fences often raise the bottom wire so they can crawl under.  Cindy (who wishes they'd learn to jump fences)

Cindy Collins