Bid to re-establish pronghorns on historic New Mexico rangeland continues
SANTA FE, N.M. — Approximately 100 pronghorns captured on a northern New Mexico private ranch have been relocated to Santa Ana Pueblo near Albuquerque and to federal land in south-central New Mexico.
The state Department of Game and Fish says 40 pronghorns from the Express II Bar Ranch near Cimarron went to the pueblo and 66 went to Bureau of Land Management land near the Capitan Mountains.
The department says a helicopter herded the animals into a fenced area where people on the ground moved them into a corral for processing for transport.
Many of the pronghorns sent to the Capitans were equipped with radio collars so biologists can track them.
The department says it and the pueblo are working to re-establish pronghorns on historic rangeland between Albuquerque and Santa Fe.