Pronghorn at home on range

0
191

A recovery team at the Barry M. Goldwater Range in Arizona secures a Sonoran pronghorn Dec. 10 while marking and veterinary teams process it for relocation during the annual pronghorn capture and release operation at the Barry M. Goldwater Range in Gila Bend. With the help of the 56th Fighter Wing Range Management Office and multiple agencies, the group is hoping to delist the Sonoran Pronghorn species from the indangered species list. The current population is about 200 but was once as low as 12.

The Sonoran pronghorn are released into the pen during the annual operation at the Barry M. Goldwater Range in Gila Bend. Once the pronghorns recover from the stress of moving, they are released into the wild on the east side of Highway 85 away from pilot training.

Team members bring a Sonoran pronghorn to the inspection table during the annual pronghorn operation at the BMGR. The members cover the pronghorn’s eyes to relieve stress and help them relax during the inspection.