The Antelope Flats Parcel provides vital habitat for many species of wildlife.This tract of land lies in the path of a primary migration route for pronghorn, bison, and for the largest elk herd in the world. It is also adjacent to the most productive sage grouse lek in the region and provides important breeding, nesting, and brood-rearing habitat for many birds. A former wolf den is near the parcel, and it contained the pack’s rendezvous site that was utilized by both pups and adults for an entire summer. Pronghorn are also common there, as are badger, coyotes, fox, and dozens of bird species.
Travel paths of pronghorn created by connecting successive GPS location points obtained from radio collars in chronological order. The northern terminus of the Path of the Pronghorn—the population’s migration corridor connecting summer ranges in the park with winter ranges in the Green River basin—lies in the lower right hand corner. The travel paths show the nexus of the Antelope Flats Parcel for migration routes and important summer habitat.
Travel paths of bison created by connecting successive VHF location points obtained from radio collars in chronological order. Compared to GPS locations, VHF locations commonly have long periods of a week to two weeks or longer between successive locations, so their travel paths often don’t reflect detailed movements between two points. Most of these animals probably traveled through the state parcel during north/south movements.
Travel paths of elk created by connecting successive GPS location points obtained from radio collars in chronological order. The migration paths that elk use through the state parcel have probably been used for thousands of years.
The Antelope Flats Parcel has 360-degree, unobstructed views of the Jackson Hole valley.The Tetons’ Cathedral Group is to the west— which includes the Grand, Mount Owen, and Teewinot at the heart of the range, the iconic historic site known as Mormon Row and the prominent Blacktail Butte area are directly south, and the Gros Ventre Mountains are due east.
The Antelope Flats Parcel offers some of the best views in the Jackson Hole Valley.