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Bighorn proposals

Bighorn proposals

Comments are being sought on two measures directed at removing bighorn sheep from the Tendoy Mountains.

January 21, 2015 4:45 pmLoading…
Comments sought on Tendoy bighorn proposals

Comments sought on Tendoy bighorn proposals

Comments sought on Tendoy bighorn proposals

January 21, 2015 4:43 pmLoading…
Bighorn crossing

Bighorn crossing

A small band of bighorn sheep crosses Highway 89 north of Gardiner on Jan 12. Bighorns in other nearby herds have been hard hit by what appears to be an outbreak of pneumonia, killing about 30 sheep.

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Rammed

Rammed

Some of the bighorns that have died in the Gardiner area likely would have made it into the trophy record books, according to regional wildlife biologist Karen Loveless.

January 18, 2015 5:00 amLoading…
Bighorn die-off near Gardiner climbs to 30

Bighorn die-off near Gardiner climbs to 30

About 30 bighorn sheep — roughly one-third of two herds that live in the Gardiner area — have died this winter, probably from an outbreak of pneumonia.

January 18, 2015 5:00 am Photos

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FWP considers eliminating diseased bighorn herd

FWP considers eliminating diseased bighorn herd

With disease limiting a southwestern Montana bighorn sheep herd’s viability, state wildlife officials are considering a new method to restore sheep populations in the area — allowing hunters to kill all of the existing bighorns.

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Bighorn sheep

Bighorn sheep

A bighorn sheep herd infected with pneumonia would be eliminated by hunters under a proposal by Fish, Wildlife and Parks to restock the region with disease-free animals.

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Sheep capture

Sheep capture

A bighorn sheep is prepared for relocation during a capture and release project on Tuesday in the Quake Lake area. 

January 06, 2015 4:21 pmLoading…
Bighorn sheep released south of Cameron

Bighorn sheep released south of Cameron

Fifty-two bighorn sheep from the Quake Lake area of the southern Madison Range were relocated to the Wolf Creek drainage south of Cameron on Tuesday.

January 06, 2015 4:20 pmLoading…
Wyoming's Year in News Photos

Wyoming's Year in News Photos

While Habitat Biologist Aly Courtemanch holds a captured bighorn ewe, Wildlife Disease Specialist Hank Edwards prepares to draw a blood sample on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, outside Jackson, Wyo. Wyoming Game and Fish Department is acting as part of a multi-state effort to better understand what …

December 17, 2014 6:14 pm
Sheep dying

Sheep dying

Ten bighorn sheep in the Gardiner area have died from an outbreak of pneumonia.

December 15, 2014 5:30 pmLoading…
Pneumonia outbreak kills 10 bighorns in Gardiner area

Pneumonia outbreak kills 10 bighorns in Gardiner area

Ten bighorn sheep have died over the past two weeks following an outbreak of pneumonia in a herd that lives along the upper Yellowstone River near Gardiner.

December 15, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
Bighorn heli

Bighorn heli

Bighorn sheep were netted by helicopter then taken to a staging area for transport.

December 10, 2014 5:15 pmLoading…
Sheep doctor

Sheep doctor

Wildlife biologist Sonja Smith draws blood for testing from a bighorn sheep.

December 10, 2014 5:15 pmLoading…
New home

New home

Game warden Kyle Anderson, left, and wildlife biologist Jay Kolbe release a bighorn sheep with a radio collar.

December 10, 2014 5:15 pmLoading…
Biologists relocate bighorn sheep to drainage south of Great Falls

Biologists relocate bighorn sheep to drainage south of Great Falls

State wildlife biologists have trapped and transplanted 21 bighorn sheep to the Sheep Creek drainage that flows into the Missouri River south of Great Falls.

December 10, 2014 5:08 pm Photos

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Sheep release

Sheep release

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks employees release a bighorn ewe in the Pioneer Mountains on Saturday.

December 08, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
Bighorn sheep moved to Pioneer Mountains

Bighorn sheep moved to Pioneer Mountains

On Saturday, crews from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks released nine bighorn ewes into the eastern Pioneer Mountains as part of a herd augmentation effort approved by the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission in November.

December 08, 2014 4:19 pmLoading…
Bighorn sheep

Bighorn sheep

A bighorn sheep transplant proposed in Washington to aid an ailing herd is drawing some fire from those trying to protect the nursery herd at Hall Mountain.

December 02, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…
Washington proposes bighorn transplant to help ailing herd

Washington proposes bighorn transplant to help ailing herd

METALINE FALLS, Wash. — A small but tenacious herd of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep in northeastern Washington is being tapped once again to boost a struggling herd elsewhere in the state.

December 02, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

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