“At the turn of the 20th century, members of the wildlife conservation group, Boone and Crockett Club, had determined that extinction of the pronghorn was more of a probability than a possibility…The protection of habitat and hunting restrictions have allowed pronghorn numbers to recover to an estimated population between 500,000 and 1,000,000” Learn more: Pronghorn Antelope
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THE BIGHORN OF UTAH
The bighorn sheep have made a dramatic recovery since the turn of the 20th century when only a few thousand remained. Heavy hunting, competition with ranching, and infectious disease left the bighorns in dire need of help. Recovery efforts have made it possible to see them in their natural habitat, such as seen here along the Colorado River.