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pronghorn Research

Pronghorn Habitat Use in the Texas Panhandle

A pronghorn buck facing the camera with interest in a field of grass with a blue sky behind.

Photo credit(s): Gary Mizer

In 2016, TCC joined Texas A&M - Kingsville and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) in a project to begin looking at pronghorn habitat use in the Texas panhandle, with a specific interest in use of agricultural crops. The objectives of the project are to investigate pronghorn resource selection, movements, survival, and diet composition (using metabarcoding analyses). This is an ongoing project. Partial funding was supplied by an award from Houston Safari Club Foundation.

Pronghorn Fawn Survival and Habitat Use in South-Central New Mexico

Seven pronghorn fawns laying in grass, some looking toward the camera and some away.

Photo credit(s): Courtney Ramsey

Pronghorn research near Fort Stanton Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area began in 2013, as a collaboration between TTU and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF). Dr. Conway joined the team in 2014.  By the end of the project in 2017, we were able to investigate translocated adult survival, annual fawn survival, causes of fawn mortality, adult doe habitat use and home range size near Capitan, NM, all of which helps better understand pronghorn ecology and informs population management decisions.

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