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Jan 10, 2014 4:06 PM by Associated Press

70 pronghorn to be relocated to southeast Arizona

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona wildlife officials are planning to relocate about 70 pronghorn from the Prescott area later this month.

The Daily Courier reported (http://bit.ly/Kar9vV) Friday that the Arizona Game and Fish Department will attempt to catch the pronghorn from the Granite Dells Ranch on Jan. 27.

They will then transport the animals to two sites in southeast Arizona, where pronghorn populations are in danger of dying out.

Officials say landowners and volunteers with the Arizona Antelope Foundation have improved grasslands in Elgin and the San Rafael Valley.

They have been working over the last several years to modify fencing and develop watering holes with a $230,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

The Game and Fish Department says now is the best time to move pronghorn with the cooler temperatures.

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