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 …
Ten bighorn sheep in the Gardiner area have died from an outbreak of pneumonia.
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.
Bighorn sheep were netted by helicopter then taken to a staging area for transport.
Wildlife biologist Sonja Smith draws blood for testing from a bighorn sheep.
Game warden Kyle Anderson, left, and wildlife biologist Jay Kolbe release a bighorn sheep with a radio collar.
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.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks employees release a bighorn ewe in the Pioneer Mountains on Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fish and Wildlife commissioners voted to keep Missouri River Breaks bighorns in Montana during a Thursday conference call.
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…
Montana's Fish and Wildlife Commission will conduct a conference call meeting on Thursday to follow up on recent proposals to translocate bighorn sheep.
HELENA — Montana wildlife commissioners say they want to keep looking for suitable sites within the state to relocate bighorn sheep.
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.
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.
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.
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.