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North Dakota closes bighorn sheep season
Grand Forks Herald
An extensive die-off of bighorn sheep in the northern Badlands last summer after a pneumonia outbreak prompted the North Dakota Game and Fish Department to close the bighorn sheep season set for this fall. In a story published in the February issue of North Dakota Outdoors, Game and Fish Wildlife Chief Jeb Williams said it would be "irresponsible" to offer the once-in-a-lifetime hunt without gathering more information about the status of the population.
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Rocky Barker: House will do another vote on whether to increase risk of brainworm in wild herds
Idaho Statesman
The Idaho Senate recently voted to reject a rule pushed by elk ranches to allow them to import domestic elk from eastern North America. The problem is meningeal worm. This worm is carried by elk and deer and is especially hard on moose and wild elk. It also can infect wild sheep, llamas and alpacas.
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Klamath bighorn sheep settling in
The Herald and News
A herd of bighorn sheep released in the Klamath River Canyon in California late last year appear to be healthy and adapting to habitat on both sides of the Oregon-California border, according to wildlife officials.
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2 more bighorn sheep lambs seen in Catalina Mountains
KVOA-TV
According to Arizona Game and Fish Department spokesman Mark Hart, one lamb was seen on Feb.17 and another on Feb. 18. Both lambs were seen with ewes that were relocated from the Tonto National Forest. A total of 40 bighorn sheep are now in the Catalina Mountains.
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Shed antler gathering prohibited on lands west of Continental Divide until May 1
County 10
Shed horn and antler gathering is prohibited on public lands west of the Continental Divide from Jan. 1 through April 30. State lands are also off-limits to shed antler or horn gathering. Public lands in the Great Divide Basin are excluded from the regulation. The regulation has been in effect since 2009.
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Are animal bridges life-saving for wildlife?
Landscape Architects Network
Landscape Architects Network reviewed Youtube video Five Crazy Bridges for Animals by Minute Earth, looking at the innovative solution of animal bridges.
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How to zero backup iron sights on an AR-15
By John McAdams
Though many shooters these days use some sort of optic on their AR-15 as their primary sight, having a good set of backup iron sights is still a really good idea. However, though they are similar in many ways, the backup iron sights on an AR-15 are slightly different from iron sights on many other rifles. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to zero the backup iron sights on an AR-15.
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