Jeff the Nature Guy shows off the two new Bighorn lambs born recently at ZooMontana.
MISSOULA — Three wild bighorn sheep that mingled with domestic sheep on Mount Jumbo had to be killed Tuesday to prevent them from spreading disease to other wild bighorns.
BOZEMAN — Montana State University and the state Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks are beginning a six-year study to try to determine why the bighorn sheep population is so low in Montana.
BOZEMAN – Carson Butler and Jesse DeVoe once sat still as stones while bighorn sheep grazed within 20 feet of them for an hour. Another time, DeVoe watched a golden eagle screaming from the sky as though it planned to scare a bighorn lamb off a cliff.
Bighorn sheep, such as these near the north edge of Yellowstone National Park, are the subject of a collaborative study involving MSU and the Montana Department of Fish Wildlife and Parks.
Jesse DeVoe, left, and Carson Butler look for bighorn sheep or mountain goats on one of their 2012 survey trips at the north edge of Yellowstone National Park.
BOZEMAN — Montana wildlife officials plan another attempt to reintroduce wild sheep to parts of the Madison Range and are considering a second reintroduction in the Paradise Valley.
ZooMontana's bighorn sheep Holly became a first time mother when she gave birth to her new lamb.
Spring is in the air at ZooMontana.
^pTo prevent the possibility of bighorn sheep mingling with domestic sheep and contracting pneumonia in northeastern Montana, Fish Wildlife and Parks is proposing to create a lethal no-bighorn zone.
Bighorn sheep that wander outside of a designated zone could be killed under an FWP proposal.
Elk are thriving in northeastern and north-central Montana, according to recent Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks aerial surveys, particularly in the Bears Paw Mountains.
Ken Sinay of Yellowstone Safari Company discusses Yellowstone National Park's Bighorn Sheep and how to best see them during the winter.
I love to photograph in Yellowstone National Park, but aside from bison, my pictures have been of the landscape rather than the wildlife.
JACKSON, Wyo. — The female bighorn sheep looked like two sacks of potatoes as the helicopter lowered them to the ground. Blindfolded and hobbled, they stayed motionless while a crew of wildlife biologists, game wardens and a veterinarian ran to them to begin testing.
A female bighorn sheep is lowered onto a processing site for biological testing on Jan. 26 outside Jackson, Wyo. A helicopter wildlife capture crew was contracted by Wyoming Game and Fish Department to net ewes from a nearby herd as part of a multistate effort to better understand what facto…
While habitat biologist Aly Courtemanch holds a captured bighorn ewe while wildlife disease specialist Hank Edwards prepares to draw a blood sample on Jan. 26 outside Jackson, Wyo.
After biological samples are collected and radio collars are attached, Doug Brimeyer, wildlife coordinator for the Jackson and Pinedale regions, releases a bighorn sheep ewe back into the wild Jan. 26 outside Jackson, Wyo. Wyoming Game and Fish Department is acting as part of a multi-state e…
Habitat Biologist Aly Courtemanch and game wardens Rob Hipp and Kyle Lash prepare to test a female bighorn sheep captured by helicopter Jan. 26 outside Jackson, Wyo. Wyoming Game and Fish Department is acting as part of a multi-state effort to better understand what exactly is contributing t…