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Deadly pneumonia traced to domestic sheep
American Veterinary Medical Association    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
New research claims to settle the controversial and long-running debate over whether domestic sheep can infect bighorn sheep with the bacteria that cause fatal respiratory pneumonia. A research team led by Dr. Sri Srikumaran at the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine tagged Mannheimia haemolytica isolated from domestic sheep to show that domestic sheep could transmit the deadly bacteria to bighorn sheep when they were in contact with each other. The four bighorn sheep in the study all died from pneumonia traced back to bacteria originating in the domestic sheep. More

Colorado's amazing rock climbers
The Summit Daily News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Two different people recently sent the author, Joanne Stolen, amazing pictures that have been all over the Internet of bighorn sheep climbing up and down what seems to be an impossibly steep wall of a dam; a wall that would challenge a rock climber, but they are not using protection like ropes, pieces or harnesses. The claim is that they are climbing the Buffalo Bill Dam in Wyoming, but actually Stolen found that the picture is really of ibex climbing a dam in Italy. In any case Stolen is going to write about the bighorn sheep, which is the state animal of Colorado and are amazing rock climbers. More

The do's and don'ts of tree stand safety
Petersen's Hunting    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
Too many hunters are ignoring the importance of wearing a safety harness while tree stand hunting. Learn how these common sense guidelines can keep you safe (and alive) in the woods. More

Prescribed burn being considered to benefit big horn sheep
The Coloradoan    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The U.S. Forest Service is considering a major prescribed burn in Poudre Canyon, Colo., to improve bighorn sheep habitat. If it is approved, the fire will thin out shrubs and junipers, which block sheep's vision of the slopes, said Roosevelt National Forest biologist Dale Oberlag. There are about 75 sheep in the canyon spread between two separate herds, he said. The sheep population peaked at around 300 about 20 years ago, and the Forest Service wants to try to increase their numbers once again. More

How to track a wounded deer
Deer Hunting Tips and Equipment    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Now you finally got a good deer hunting site using all your tools to be able to bag that big buck, there it goes...the big buck, so you squeeze your rifle trigger or release your arrow from your bow, and you think good shot. But wait you've got a problem you can't find the wounded deer. A success in recovery is largely depends on what you do after you wounded the deer. More

The 50 best 2010 trail cam contest shots
Field & Stream    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
These are the editors' top 50 picks from the first round of the 2010 Field & Stream Trail Cam Photo Contest. Submissions are now being taken for the second round, open from October to November. Click here to enter your photos. More

Rare black rhino, black-maned lion among 900 taxidermy mounts at Texas Auction
The San Francisco Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Over 900 exotic and unusual taxidermy mounts, including a rare Black Rhino and black maned Lion are being liquidated at the celebrated World Class Big Game Trophy & Western Auctionin Fort Worth, Texas. One of the largest sales of its kind in the country, it will have 1350 lots for sale to the general public. The hunting trophies, animal rugs, fish and bird mounts being offered are from a museum and six private collections of big game hunters. More

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Candidate's comments cause for concern
AG Weekly    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
During a recent meeting with an Idaho sportsman's group, gubernatorial candidate Keith Allred made some surprising comments. As a matter of policy, the Idaho Farm Bureau doesn't endorse political candidates. During the Oct 9, discussion between Allred and members of the Idaho Sportsmen's Caucus Advisory Council, the subject of bighorn sheep management came up. More

Longmont, Colo., teen earns sheep hunting world title
Longmont Times-Call    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Before her first sheep hunt, Sara Brandenburg's 65-year-old male guide sized her up and uttered the kind of remark the 16-year-old has come to expect from some hunters. "He looked at me and said, 'Am I gonna have to haul your makeup up the mountain?'" said Brandenburg, a 5-foot, 103-pound brunette who has been hunting since she turned three years old. More

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