Pronghorn hurt by bad winter and summer drought

Staff Writer
Devils Lake Journal
In this undated file photo, pronghorns run through a field near Bismarck, N.D. North Dakota's pronghorn population and the popular hunting opportunity it provides both have taken a blow this year, with both wet and dry weather cited as reasons. Pronghorn numbers are down 14 percent from 2016, and the number of licenses being offered for the fall hunt is down 44 percent. The state's wildlife chief acknowledges it's a big setback.

A summer aerial survey conducted by the state Game and Fish Department concluded pronghorn numbers are down 14 percent from last year.