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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.

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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.

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Bighorn heli

Bighorn heli

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

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Sheep doctor

Sheep doctor

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

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New home

New home

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Wild sheep expert to talk in Cody on Dec. 4

Wild sheep expert to talk in Cody on Dec. 4

From an estimated 2 million prior to European settlement, bighorn sheep numbers in western North America fell to fewer than 25,000 animals by the mid-1950s.

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Staying in Montana

Staying in Montana

Fish and Wildlife commissioners voted to keep Missouri River Breaks bighorns in Montana during a Thursday conference call.

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Montana bighorn sheep to stay in state

Montana bighorn sheep to stay in state

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission on Thursday authorized Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to transplant bighorn sheep from the Missouri River Breaks to the Highlands area near Butte and the Beartooth Game Range north of Helena. The vote came despite continued assertions from the agenc…

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Bighorn sheep decision to be decided in call

Montana's Fish and Wildlife Commission will conduct a conference call meeting on Thursday to follow up on recent proposals to translocate bighorn sheep.

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Commissioners want to keep wild sheep in Montana

Commissioners want to keep wild sheep in Montana

HELENA — Montana wildlife commissioners say they want to keep looking for suitable sites within the state to relocate bighorn sheep.

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Super bighorn

Super bighorn

Randall E. Johnston, left, of Evanston, Wyo., filled his bighorn sheep Super Tag on Oct. 28, assisted by his hunting guide and friend Josh Taylor. 

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Wyoming Super Tag hunter bags bighorn

Wyoming Super Tag hunter bags bighorn

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. — After 17 days of searching the high country near Cody, Evanston resident Randall E. Johnston filled the bighorn sheep tag he won in the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Super Tag raffle. 

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Flying bighorns

Flying bighorns

It has been difficult for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to find places in the state to re-establish bighorn sheep herds. Transplanting wild sheep, like these three that were captured on Wild Horse Island earlier this year, is one way to limit the growth of herds.

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Bighorn sheep back on wildlife commission's agenda

Bighorn sheep back on wildlife commission's agenda

Armed with information on the state's bighorn sheep transplant program, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is hoping to change the Fish and Wildlife Commission's mind about not agreeing to move 50 bighorns to South Dakota.

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