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Wild Sheep Foundation to offer live streaming online auctions at 2012 convention
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For the first time, interested bidders from across North America and around the globe can participate in the legendary WSF auctions live online via streaming video on the Wild Sheep Foundation's website. "While the real action and excitement is in the banquet and expo halls, WSF through live streaming video technology will open our Friday and Saturday evening auctions to interested bidders worldwide online for the first time during the 2012 convention in Reno, Nev., Jan. 18-21" President and CEO, Gray N. Thornton announced. More

Desert bighorns thriving in Western Colorado
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Transplants of desert bighorn sheep by Colorado Parks and Wildlife have helped to establish a thriving population of the animals in the Dolores River canyon in far western Colorado, biologists from the agency have found. In 2010 and again in December 2011, wildlife biologists captured and transplanted the desert sheep from an area south of Slickrock to the middle Dolores River canyon about 20 miles to the north near the Paradox Valley. That location was selected because the area provides ideal habitat for the animals and few sheep had been spotted in that location over the past decade. More

Montana hunting licenses go on sale earlier this year
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Montana hunting and fishing licenses go on sale, Jan. 16 this year, which is six weeks earlier than last year. Historically, the licenses went on sale March 1. "We are doing this to accommodate the new opportunity to apply for deer and elk permits by March 15 rather than June 1," said Ron Aasheim, head of communications and education for Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Helena. "You have to have a license to apply for a permit." More

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Pneumonia reported in Yellowstone bighorn sheep
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The Associated Press is reporting that a bighorn sheep lamb in Yellowstone National Park has pneumonia. Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks has been tracking sheep in the Gardiner area just north of Yellowstone National Park since reports of coughing bighorn were given to them in early December. In response FWP has killed five sheep but it appears that pneumonia has spread into Yellowstone National Park where there is a larger population of bighorn sheep. More

Commission meeting will target changes
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Big game hunters, take note of this month's Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission meeting in Denver. The commission will set season dates for 2012 big game hunting seasons, establish license numbers for bighorn sheep and mountain goat seasons and consider changes to big game regulations. Proposed changes include instituting limited bighorn sheep ewe hunting in certain sheep units. More

More hunters will pursue desert bighorn sheep in 2012
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Desert bighorn sheep, removed in November from New Mexico's list of threatened and endangered species, will be hunted in greater numbers this year. The state Department of Game and Fish will issue 16 licenses for public hunts of desert bighorns. That is an increase from one public license last year, an agency spokesman said. Drawings will determine which hunters get the licenses. More

Ungulate roundup
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As 2012 begins, the various native ungulate species of the West are getting transplanted to new turf – and thinned out by diseases on their home ranges. Here's a roundup of recent news about bighorns, pronghorns, deer, elk and bison. In southern Colorado, recently-transplanted desert bighorn have joined forces with an existing bighorn band. In the rugged canyon of the Dolores River, biologists say there are now about 60 of the rare sheep, which are smaller than high-country bighorns and better adapted to dry conditions. More

Hunting on the edge: Outfitter pursues mountain goats in craggy Montana wilderness
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During the past nine years, Cameron Mayo has carved out a niche as a licensed outfitter for two adjoining mountain goat hunting areas in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness of Montana — Hunting Districts 323-00 and 329-00. Goat permits are hard to come by, a once-in-a-lifetime hunt. Last year, only 240 resident and 17 nonresident tags were issued through a lottery system. More

The Great Escape: How a second-season hunter unknowingly tagged a Louisiana pen-raised monster buck
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When she spotted a jaw-dropping 31-point buck in mid-November on the Louisiana farm she hunts, Jacey Broussard vowed to do everything she could to get her hands on the giant's gnarly rack. After an obsessive three-week hunt, she finally tagged her trophy—and that's when things got weird. More

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