Trapper’s Point Pronghorn on the move, motorists advised to slow down & watch for migrating animals
(Pinedale, Wyo.) – The pronghorn and deer are on the move in western Wyoming and yesterday, the Wyoming Game and Fish watched this group of pronghorn avoid the traffic on WY Highway 191 by crossing the Trapper’s Point overpass west of Pinedale.
The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT), in cooperation with many partners including the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, completed the wildlife crossing project in the fall of 2012.
“The project, which consists of two overpasses and six underpasses along a 12 mile stretch, has saved hundreds of pronghorn, deer and other wildlife from colliding with highway travelers in that short time span,” said Mark Gocke, Game and Fish public information specialist. “We should all celebrate this success story.”
According to Gocke, Game and Fish has also partnered with several groups to raise awareness of the wildlife migration/project including a highway interpretive site currently being constructed and a live webcam set up on the overpass.
“If you’re lucky you may get to watch some pronghorn run over the overpass this time of year,” Gocke added.
During this time of year, Game and Fish advises motorists to slow down and be on the lookout for migrating wildlife.