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Saving big horn sheep that roam Hell's Canyon is dangerous operation
KLEW-TV
Washington Fish and Wildlife leaders are conducting a potentially life-saving operation for wild game. KLEW News takes you to Hell's Canyon to watch volunteers try to save big horn sheep from a devastating disease. Getting Big Horn Sheep off the side of a ridge is quite an operation. "We're using a contract capture crew which is net-gunning sheep from a helicopter," said District Wildlife Biologist, Paul Wik.
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Multiple agencies cooperate to bolster state's bighorn sheep herd
Rapid City Journal
A deal struck between multiple agencies is bolstering South Dakota's struggling bighorn sheep population. Efforts from the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks, U.S. Forest Service, Oglala Sioux Tribe Parks and Recreation Authority, Midwest Chapter of the Wild Sheep Foundation and Chippewa Cree Tribe in Montana brought 40 bighorns to South Dakota in January. The animals found new homes in Hell Canyon west of Custer and on Cuny Table in the south unit of Badlands National Park on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
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Tracking system monitors bighorn sheep, elk
KETV-TV
High-tech tracking devices are giving the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission a better grip on the state's bighorn sheep and elk populations. Recently, a crew from New Zealand netted 52 bighorn sheep near Scottsbluff and seven elk near Bassett. The crew put GPS collars on the animals before releasing them.
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Pneumonia outbreak now called 'worst case scenario' for bighorn sheep
Las Vegas Review-Journal
In what wildlife biologists are calling "a worst-case scenario," bighorn sheep in four Southern Nevada mountain ranges have now tested positive for bacteria that causes deadly pneumonia, including one herd infected with two different strains. Nevada Department of Wildlife officials announced that a bacterial pneumonia outbreak first discovered in the River Mountains between Henderson and Boulder City in August appears to have spread to sheep in the Eldorado, McCullough and Spring Mountains.
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Families Afield Bills approved in Utah and Wyoming
AmmoLand
Two Families Afield bills are poised to be signed into law in the coming days in Utah and Wyoming. The measures, which are part of the Families Afield campaign, aim to reduce barriers to getting the next generation of American hunters into the field.
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Outdoor Life's 2014 National Whitetail Survey
Outdoor Life
Even while America's whitetail population is at its highest, there are critical issues facing the country's deer and deer hunters. Disease, winter kill, predation and poor land management all have the potential to flip your next deer season on its head. But before we can tackle the problems at hand, we need to figure out which issues are most important to us, America's deer hunters. That's why we've put together our first national deer survey.
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Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center receives rescued baby bighorn sheep
Your West Valley News
The Arizona Game and Fish Department's Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center received a baby desert bighorn sheep lamb recently that was confiscated from a Salome-area resident. The one-month-old lamb was removed from the wild for unknown reasons and lived at two residences, one of which was a domestic goat farm, before Game and Fish was notified.
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Bighorn sheep moved from Wild Horse Island
Billings Gazette
The first of up to 60 bighorn sheep on Wild Horse Island received their eviction notices recently. The notices came with a helicopter ride, medical checkup and new homes elsewhere in Montana. The capture-and-relocation project is not quite an annual event yet, "but it's turning into one," said Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologist Bruce Sterling. "We've done it four of the last five years."
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Saving big horn sheep that roam Hell's Canyon is dangerous operation
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The buck who carried his rival's head
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While it may look like a grisly trophy, the story behind the picture of the antler-locked bucks above is one of survival and endurance.

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Pneumonia plaguing southern Nevada bighorn sheep
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Southern Nevada's desert bighorn sheep population could be in trouble because of an outbreak of pneumonia, according to the Nevada Department of Wildlife.

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North Dakota bighorn sheep hunters enjoy success
The Bismarck Tribune
North Dakota wildlife officials say all four hunters who got bighorn sheep licenses last year bagged a ram. One license is given out in North Dakota every year through an auction to raise money for sheep management, and the rest are given out through a lottery drawing. The season is in October and November.
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50 pronghorn missed chance to migrate, endure winter in Wyoming
OutdoorHub
Just south of Grand Teton National Park, the National Elk Refuge in Wyoming is home to one of the largest elk herds in the world. This winter however, a small group of pronghorns will be joining the more than 8,000 elk in the sanctuary. According to the Associated Press, the pronghorn entered the refuge in an attempt to find a better wintering ground than their usual home near Jackson Hole, where 400 pronghorn usually stay during the summer. In winter months, most of these animals move south to the Upper Green River Basin. This year, 50 pronghorn remained.
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