We all know people who buy a gun for home defense, load it and lock it away with the sure certainty that it will fire when needed most. These firearms should have been cleaned, broken in and tested with their choice of self-defense ammunition. Locked up, they collect dust...
The National Collection of Heads and Horns, an exhibit dedicated in 1922 to "the vanishing big game animals of the world" and helped spark America's conservation movement, is relocating to a new home in Springfield, Missouri. The collection,...
In life, bighorn sheep ID 706 captured the attention of Kathreen Rucksthul, an associate professor in the Faculty of Science. His death in 2010 and confirmation recently that he was history's largest ram has garnered him a rather larger audience of admirers.
What do black bears, grizzly bears, tule elk and nontypical whitetail deer all have in common? The world records for each animal, as recognized by the Boone and Crockett Club, were not taken by a hunter. Instead, the massive animals died of other causes and were found later...
When the Midwest Chapter of the Wild Sheep Association holds its annual bighorn hunt auction, one tag will be missing. The annual auction in Minneapolis raises as much as $500,000 for the association, which uses proceeds to support bighorn sheep programs throughout the...
A bighorn sheep die-off caused by disease has triggered the closure of hunting for the animals just outside Yellowstone National Park. Montana Wildlife officials said that at least 34 bighorn sheep have died in the pneumonia outbreak that began late last year near Gardiner,...
Wyoming Game and Fish and Wind River Reservation game wardens recently participated in banding and sampling bighorn sheep in the Upper Wind River Valley. A similar operation occurred in February in the Seminoe Mountains where the Wyoming GFD Lander Region and the Veterinary...
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