New videos of migrating pronghorn
Trappers Point Wildlife Overpass
by Pinedale Online!
October 20, 2016
Here are three new videos taken mid-October of antelope and deer on the Trappers Point wildlife bridge over US 191 just west of the Cora Junction, between Pinedale and Daniel, Wyoming. Large numbers of pronghorn move north through this point in March and April and south in September and October. This year the big snow on the night of Sunday, October 16th (14") caused a big surge in the numbers that moved through over the next several days. There is a webcam mounted on a pole on the bridge that takes photos and video of the activity crossing the bridge. Camera administrators can also go in and manually control the webcam to monitor the activity. The photos and video are used to help wildlife biologists with research of the pronghorn migration movement patterns. Many more pronghorn move across this overpass bridge than deer. During the spring and fall, cattle operations can also be seen using the Trappers Point area.
Monday, October 17, 2016 11:07 AM
First snow of winter
14" of snow fell overnight causing large herds of pronghorn to move south and cross on the overpass creating a well-marked trail for the herds to follow. Herd diverted by a pickup truck parked at south gate.
(4 minutes 2 seconds)
Monday, October 17, 2016 11:18 PM
Night shot of a pronghorn herd crossing the overpass
Using moonlight, the webcam captures blurry ghostlike images of a large herd of pronghorn moving south across the overpass in the middle of the night, after the first day of significant snowfall in the Upper Green River Valley.
(2 minutes 20 seconds)
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 1:08 PM
Traffic jam on the overpass
Five deer are on the overpass when two pronghorn appear and want to cross over.
(1 minutes 53 seconds)