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Don't miss the 28th Annual Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society Fundraiser
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The 28th Annual Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society Fundraiser Banquet will be on Saturday, March 5, at El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium, Phoenix, Ariz. Don't miss your opportunity to win lots of great prizes including a Special Arizona Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep tag and other exiting hunting and fishing trips around the world. Other outdoor gear like optics, firearms and gift cards will be raffled at the banquet, thanks to our generous donors. Details about the event and tickets are available at the ADBSS website.

Project gives bighorn sheep safe passage over busy highway
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Desert bighorn sheep are finding safe passage over U.S. 93 in Arizona thanks to three wildlife bypasses that opened in January, part of an effort by the Arizona Game and Fish Department to protect the animals and drivers. The department recorded some of the first rams to use the bypasses and shared the photographs with the Sun. More

Wyoming House advances felony poaching bill
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Poachers who repeatedly kill big game animals in Wyoming could face felony charges under a bill moving through the state Legislature. The Wyoming House of Representatives gave preliminary approval to a bill that would make a third conviction for poaching elk, bighorn sheep and other big game animals within a 10-year period a felony punishable by up to two years in prison. More

A Homecoming for Bighorn Sheep in Colorado
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The mechanics were simple. A trailer latch popped, a gate swung open and three wild bighorn sheep — two females, presumably pregnant, and a year-old lamb, definitely frisky — trotted up the rocky slope of Thunder Butte in Colorado, under a pale afternoon sun. It is the back story of the animals' release this week by wildlife biologists in the mountains southwest of Denver that can stagger the mind with its complications of coincidence, historical accident, devastation and hope. More

Bighorn help — BYU, state agencies join effort to save declining species
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Hoping to counter the waning population of bighorn sheep in the western United States, researchers have been hard at work to determine what factors contribute to a successful and enduring re-introduction into the wild. According to Defenders of Wildlife, a nonprofit organization aimed at protecting species and habitats, there were almost two million bighorn sheep in North America at the beginning of the 19th century. Today, there are fewer than 70,000. More

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Where the wild things are
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Heading into the 20th century, Utah lands held a few deer, a fair number of elk, no moose, an antelope population of about 700, about two dozen bison on Antelope Island, a small herd of bighorn sheep in rugged southern country and no mountain goats. Utah Lake was a hatchery for trout, and neither Strawberry Reservoir nor Lake Powell existed. Thirty-four years ago when Jim Karpowitz, now director of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, joined the agency, Utah was getting a more diverse wildlife population. More

Bighorn Sheep Day gives Colorado residents glimpse of elusive animals
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Dozens of people headed to Garden of the Gods in Colorado, to hunt for the Colorado Spring's most elusive resident. Some people, experts say, they can spend their entire lives in Colorado Springs without spotting one of the bighorn sheep that cling to the rocky slopes on the west side of the city. Bighorn Sheep Day at the park, conducted with the help of the state Division of Wildlife, attacks that problem with telescopes and expertise. More

Bighorn tag big moneymaker for sheep, FWP
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Montana's special tag for a bighorn sheep hunt continues to be the big moneymaker for Fish, Wildlife & Parks among what sportsmen commonly refer to as "governor's tags." A special tag to hunt a bighorn in any sheep hunting district in Montana sold for $295,000 at auction during the Wild Sheep Federation convention Feb. 9-12 in Reno, Nev. More

The road home for bighorn sheep in Texas    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
VideoBriefVideo of bighorn sheep being released in Big Bend Ranch State Park. Decades after desert bighorn sheep disappeared from Big Bend Ranch State Park, they're back! There are more now than there were 100 years ago, fulfilling one goal of the Texas Parks and Wildlife strategic management plan for the park. More

Utah hunter snags bighorn sheep tag — for $130,000
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A Utah man paid a record-tying $130,000 for a bighorn sheep tag auctioned as part of Oregon's Access and Habitat Program to raise money for hunter access, habitat improvement and big-game management in Oregon. Cam Wadsworth, of Draper, Utah, placed his record bid during a Foundation for North American Wild Sheep fundraising auction, according Michelle Dennehy, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's Wildlife Division spokeswoman. More

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