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By Rodger Nichols
For The Sentinel 

Pronghorn antelopes spotted in county in greater numbers

MAKING A COMEBACK: Pronghorn antelope were extinct in Klickitat County by 1900. Today their population is returning.

Are the deer and the antelope both playing in Klickitat County? The answer appears to be yes.

Pronghorn antelopes are native to North America but were basically extinct in Washington by 1900, and several attempts have been made to reintroduce them. The Capitol Press reports that in 2011, the Yakama Tribe moved 99 Pronghorn to the reservation from Nevada, and last October 121 were counted in Yakima, Benton-and, yes, Klickitat County. More were reintroduced to Washington by the Colville Confederated Tribe in 2016 and 2017. In October 2018, 50 more Pronghorn were released in the area and another 49 in January.

In March of this year, a survey by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife...

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