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POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — Deep snow is creating a spectacular wildlife viewing opportunity southwest of Powell.

More than 1,000 antelope have been visible near Whistle Creek. The animals moved there to get out of deep snow in the Cody area.

Wyoming Game and Fish Department biologist Leslie Schreiber says the pronghorn are members of the Carter Mountain herd. The herd typically summers northwest of Meeteetse and migrates into the Bighorn Basin in winter.

Schreiber tells the Powell Tribune (http://bit.ly/2hE4Gvp) the herd is doing well and has an estimated population of 8,000 antelope. She says drivers should keep an eye out for antelope in the area throughout the year.

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Information from: Powell (Wyo.) Tribune, http://www.powelltribune.com

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