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Pronghorn antelope at the National Bison Range.
Josh Burnham (CC-BY-2)

A new federal grant will give scientists a closer peek into secrets held by southwestern Montana’s pronghorn antelope.

The Madison Valley supports one of southwest Montana’s largest wintering populations of pronghorn antelope.

Pronghorn antelope at the National Bison Range.
Josh Burnham (CC-BY-2)

Pronghorn are unusual because their twins are the only surviving winners in some pretty serious battles within the womb. Soon after fertilization, there can be more than seven developing embryos, which begin to elongate in what pronghorn biologists call the “thread-stage.” These thread-like embryos literally entangle and often knot together till they pull each other apart. Wenfei Tong explains in this episode of "Field Notes":

FWP: Feeding Wildlife Is Illegal And Dangerous

Jan 28, 2016
White-tailed deer.
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State and tribal Wildlife managers are reminding Montanans that the supplemental feeding of game animals is illegal on private and state land on the Flathead Reservation, as well as off the reservation.

Bighorn sheep
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Hunters have less than a week to throw their name in the hat to win the chance for a dream hunt. Corin Cates-Carney reports on Montana’s SuperTag lottery deadline.