I’m the owner and operator of Pronghorn Productions, a full-service nature and wildlife company.  My primary pursuit is collecting and selling stock footage, most of which is on my website HDNatureFootage  I also write and publish books about wildlife.

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About Me

After receiving a M.S. degree in Wildlife Sciences I worked 30 years as a wildlife biologist, primarily with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service. During that time I conducted numerous wildlife studies and published scores of scientific papers (see bottom of this page) and wrote or co-edited several books.

I also started my own nature and wildlife production company Pronghorn Productions.  Now retired from the federal government, I work full time collecting nature and wildlife stock footage from around the world, which I sell primarily thru HDNatureFootage.net.  A few short demo videos are shown below with a larger collection at WildlifeFootage.net.

If you need nature and wildlife stock footage,  or an author or researcher on wildlife studies, please contact me.

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01. Main Cameras

Z Cam E2 and Blackmagic PCC 6K

02. Main Lens

Sigma 60-600mm, Sigma 12-24mm

03. Main Drone

DJI Mavic Pro 2 Hasselbad Lens

04. Main Tripod

Sachtler FSB8 and Flowtech Legs

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Nature and Wildlife Publications

Some documents can be downloaded by hovering over them and clicking; for others contact me and I might be able to help.

Bruggeman, J., and D. S. Licht.  2020.  Drought-mediated changes in black-tailed prairie dog colonies in the Northern Great Plains.  Journal of Mammalogy 101(4):1189-1204

Licht, D. S. submitted. Acoustic surveys of bats at Pipestone National Monument.

Licht, D. S., and D. H. Johnson.  2018.  Influences of precipitation on bison weights in the Northern Great Plains.  Rangelands 40(4):115-123

Licht, D. S.  2018.  Acoustic surveys of bats at Northern Great Plains parks and preliminary results from 2014-16.  NPS/NGPN/NRR-2018/1588

Licht, D. S., R. Moen, and M. Romanski.  2017.  Modeling viability of a potential Canada Lynx reintroduction to Isle Royale National Park.  Natural Areas Journal 37:170-177

Licht, D. S.  2017.  Bison conservation in Northern Great Plains national parks: no need to panic. Great Plains Research. 27:83-92

Licht, D. S.  2017.  Homestead National Monument of America bat acoustic monitoring September 2016.  NPS/HOME/NRR-2017/1401

Licht, D. S., R. Moen, and M. Romanski.  2016.  Canada lynx restoration at Isle Royale National Park: a feasibility study.  NPS/ISRO/NRR—2016/1251

Licht, D. S.  2016.  Bison conservation in Northern Great Plains National Parks and the need for reliable funding. The George Wright Forum 33:18-28

Licht, D. S.  2016.  Acoustic bat surveys at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, 2014-15.  NPS/TAPR/NRR-2016/1350

Licht, D. S.  2016.  Bison weights from National Parks in the Northern Great Plains.  Rangelands 38(3):138-144

Livieri, T., B. Muenchau, D. Roddy, and D. Licht.  2015.  Wind Cave National Park black-footed ferret reintroduction – 5-year review. NPS/WICA/NRR—2015/916

Licht, D. S., R. Moen, D. P. Brown, M. Romanski, and R. Gitzen.  2015.  The Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) of Isle Royale: over-harvest, climate change, and the extirpation of an island population.  Canadian Field-Naturalist 129:139-151

Licht, D. S., B. C. Kenner, and D. E. Roddy.  2014.  A comparison of the South African and United States models of natural areas management.  ISRN Biodiversity 2014.

Licht, D. S.  2014.  Restoration of bison (Bison bison) to Agate Fossil Beds National Monument: a feasibility study.  NPS/AGFO/NRR-2014/883

Licht, D. S.  2014.  Bison (Bison bison) restoration and management options on the South Unit and adjacent range units of Badlands National Park in South Dakota: a technical evaluation.  NPS/BADL/NRR-2014/881

Eads, D., D. Biggins, S. Grassel, T. Livieri, and D. Licht.  2014.  Interactions among American badgers, black-footed ferrets, and prairie dogs in the grasslands of western North America. In Badgers of the World: Systematics, Ecology, Behaviour and Conservation, Editors: G. Proulx, E. Do Linh San

Licht, D.  2013.  A preliminary study of small mammal presence and response to plague control at Wind Cave National Park.  NPS/WICA/NRTR-2013/697

Livieri, T. M., D. S. Licht, B. J. Moynahan, and P. D. Mcmillan.  2013.  Prairie dog aboveground aggressive behavior towards black-footed ferrets.  The American Midland Naturalist 169(2):422-425

Licht, D., C. Bubac, and J. Swedlund.  2012.  Flying squirrel distribution and habitat use at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.  NPS/MORU/NRTR-2012/607

Licht, D. S.  2011.  Observations of bobcats, Lynx rufus, hunting black-tailed prairie dogs, Cynomys ludovicianus, in western South Dakota.  Canadian Field Naturalist 124(3):209-213

Licht, D. S., K. Castle, and D. Roddy.  2010.  Management of plague at Wind Cave National Park and the One Health Concept. 27(1):38-45

Licht, D. S., J. Millspaugh, K. Kunkel, C. Kochanny, and R. Peterson.  2010.  Using small populations of wolves for ecosystem restoration and stewardship.  BioScience 60(2):147-151

Gross, J. E., N. D. Halbert, J. N. Derr, K. Aune, J. Berger, B. T. Elkin, C. C. Gates, P. J. P. Gogan, D. Hunter, D. O. Jolly, D. J. Lammers, N. C. Larter, D. Licht, R. List, R. L. Paulson, J. Powers, R. O. Stephenson, J. Truett, R. Wallen, and M. Wild.  2010.  Conservation guidelines for population, genetic, and disease management. Pages 85-101 in C. C. Gates, C. H. Freese, P. J. P. Gogan, and M. Kotzman, editors. American bison: status survey and conservation guidelines 2010. International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, Gland, Switzerland.

Licht, D. S.  2009.  Observations of badgers preying on black-tailed prairie dogs.  Prairie Naturalist 41:134-136

Licht, D. S., C. Ogden, and M. Chase.  2009.  The prairie dog: A century of confusion and conflict in park management.  George Wright Forum 26(2):84-100.

Licht, D. S., D. Roddy, and B. Muenchau.  2009.  Reintroduction of the black-footed ferret to a small prairie dog complex.  Page 99 in Carnivores 2009: Carnivore Conservation in a Changing World.  Defenders of Wildlife, Washington D.C.  292pp.

Licht, D. S., R. Slotow, and J. Millspaugh.  2008.  Out of Africa: lessons from park management in South Africa.  George Wright Forum 25(1):20-30.

Licht, D. S., R. Slotow, and J. Millspaugh.  2008.  A comparison of wildlife management in mid-size parks in South Africa and the United States.  Pages 300-307 in Proceedings of the 2007 George Wright Society Conference: Protected Areas in a Changing World.  George Wright Society.

Millspaugh, J. J., R. A. Gitzen, D. S. Licht, S. Amelon, T. W. Bonnot, D. T. Farrand-Jones, D. S. Jachowski, B. J. Keller, C. P. McGowan, M. S. Pruett, C. D. Rittenhouse, and K. M. Suedkamp Wells.  2008.  Effects of culling on bison demographics in Midwestern National Parks.  Natural Areas Journal 28(3):240-251.

Licht, D. S., and J. J. Millspaugh.  2006.  Midwestern national parks use best available science to “mimic” natural conditions in bison and elk management.  Natural Resource Year in Review-2005.  National Park Service, Washington D.C.  55-56.

Sidle, J. G., G. L. Schenbeck, E. A. Lawton, D. S. Licht.  2006.  Role of federal lands in the conservation of prairie dogs.  Pages 218-231 in Conservation of the black-tailed prairie dog: saving North America’s western grasslands, J. L. Hoogland, ed.  Island Press, Washington, D.C.  351pp.

Gauthier, D. A., and D. S. Licht.  2003.  The socio-economic context for swift fox conservation in the prairies of North America.  Pages 19-28 in The Swift Fox: Ecology and Conservation of Swift Foxes in a Changing World, M. A. Sovada and L. Carbyn, eds.  Canadian Plains Research Center, Regina SK.  250pp.

Licht, D. S.  2001.  Relationship of hydrological conditions and populations of breeding piping plovers.  The Prairie Naturalist 33(4):209-219.

Licht, D. S.  1997.  The Vanished Wolves of the Great Plains.  International Wolf 7(3):3-6.

Licht, D. S., and L. E. Huffman.  1996.  Gray wolf status in North Dakota.  The Prairie Naturalist 28(4):169-174.

Licht, D. S.  1996.  Is there a future for the gray wolf in the Great Plains?  Pages 292-296 in Proceedings of the Defenders of Wildlife Wolf Conference, Edmonton AB.

Licht, D. S., and P. M. Mayer.  1995.  Persistence and use of artificial prairie falcon aeries in North Dakota.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 23(3):532.

Licht, D. S., and S. H. Fritts.  1994.  Gray wolf (Canis lupus) occurrences in the Dakotas.  American Midland Naturalist 132(1):74-81.

Licht, D. S.  1994.  The Great Plains: America’s best chance for ecosystem restoration, parts 1 and 2. Wild Earth 4(2):47-53 and 4(3):31-36.

Licht, D.S.  1993.  Return of the wolf.  Western Outdoors January:30-33

Licht, D. S., and K. D. Sanchez.  1993.  Association of black-tailed prairie dog colonies with cattle point attractants in the Northern Great Plains.  Great Basin Naturalist 53(4):385-389.

Licht, D. S., and K. M. Johnson.  1992.  Black-billed magpie predation on piping plover eggs.  The Prairie Naturalist 24(4):285.

Licht, D.S.  1989.  Sunset dancers: as forest succession in the East proceeds, woodcock numbers continue to decline.  Bird Watcher’s Digest 65:68

Licht, D. S., D. G. McAuley, J. R. Longcore, and G. F.  Sepik.  1989.  An improved method to monitor nest attentiveness using radio-telemetry.  Journal of Field Ornithology 60(2):251-258.

Licht, D. S.  1988.  Fisher research trapline: getting a handle on the northeastern fisher.  Fur-Fish-Game May:10-12

Licht, D. S.  1987.  Movement of white-tailed deer in the Edwards Plateau Region of Texas and responses to point attractants.  M.S. Thesis.  Texas A&M U., College Station TX. 122pp.


Daniel S. Licht.  2020. The Wind Cave Bison Herd: A Century of Success.  Pronghorn Productions.  216pp.

Vequist, G., and D. S. Licht.  2013.  Wildlife Watching in America’s National Parks: A Seasonal Guide.  Texas A&M University Press, College Station TX.  244pp.

Gitzen, R., J. Millspaugh, A. B. Cooper, and D. S. Licht (eds.).  2012.  Design and Analysis of Long-term Ecological Monitoring.  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK.  590pp.

Licht, D. S.  1997.  Ecology and Economics of the Great Plains.  University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln NE.  226pp.