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Montana: FWP considers killing wild sheep herd to start again
Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is proposing an unusual plan to eliminate a bighorn sheep herd in order to restore it. But some question if it's a good use of FWP's time and money. At a recent FWP Commission meeting, Big Game Chief John Vore proposed a series of actions that would set the stage for killing off the bighorn sheep herd in the Tendoy Mountains south of Dillon along the Montana-Idaho border.
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Bighorn sheep tag sells at auction for $100,000
OutdoorHub
A single Idaho bighorn sheep tag sold for $100,000 at this year's Wild Sheep Foundation Sheep Show in Reno, Nevada, making it the fifth-most expensive tag sold in the program's history since it started in 1988. Recognized as one of the largest expos for mountain hunting and conservation, the Sheep Show draws thousands of hunters and conservationists to Reno. One of the most anticipated sections of the show is the special permit auction, where bidders can raise millions of dollars for conservation efforts.
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Open season: Equally majestic, horns and antlers are not the same
The Standard-Times
Man's undying fascination with antlers has endured through the ages of evolution, having begun with the cave man and still runs deep in the soul of man today. Except for the methods of take, which evolved from sticks and stones to crude blades to the invention of bows and arrows, then gunpowder and firearms, not much has changed in the heart of the hunter.
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Commentary: Protecting desert bighorn sheep migration corridors in Mojave Desert
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Humans have been captivated by bighorn sheep in the desert region at least since Native Americans began etching their forms on remote desert canyon walls thousands of years ago. Our joint fascination with this iconic species began decades ago, with research ranging from the alpine of California's Sierra Nevada and White Mountains to the rocky slopes of a multitude of desert ranges in the southeastern corner of the state. Careers have devoted to learning about the physical and ecological needs of these magnificent animals to ensure that future generations have the opportunity to see them in the wild.
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Wyoming lawmakers want to limit nonresident hunting tags for bighorn sheep, other prized species
The Associated Press via Casper Star-Tribune
A bill pending in the Wyoming Legislature would cut the percentage of hunting licenses set aside for nonresident hunters for coveted species such as the bighorn sheep. These licenses are extremely difficult to draw around the West and can sell for thousands of dollars when states occasionally offer them at auction to fund conservation programs. Sen. Larry Hicks, the sponsor of the bill, said it would bring Wyoming in line with the limits that other states already impose on nonresident hunters.
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Utah: Bighorn sheep poached in Daggett County
KSL-TV
The Division of Wildlife Resources officials are asking for the public's help in identifying the poachers responsible for the illegal killing of a trophy bighorn sheep ram. The ram was discovered by a DWR officer in December while he was doing a bighorn sheep classification survey on Bare Top Mountain in Daggett County, according to a DWR news release. The trophy ram was shot in the horn and through the backbone.
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Wyoming: National Bighorn Sheep Center welcomes interim director
County 10
The Interpretive Association board of has named Sara Domek as interim executive director of the National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center. Domek joins Administrative Assistant Monie Finley, who has been with the Interpretive Association for more than twelve years. Domek brings an impressive range of experience, skills and enthusiasm to the Center as the organization moves into the future, continuing to educate the public about the biology and habitat needs of Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep and encouraging the active stewardship of our wildlife and wild lands.
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Shotgun fit: Why you're missing and don't realize it
By Irwin Greenstein
America is a nation of rifle and pistol shooters. But when the conversation turns to a well-fitting shotgun, most people wonder what the heck we're talking about. The most obvious question is, "Why do I need a shotgun that fits me?" The answer rests with the difference in targets between rifle and pistol shooting and the targets you confront with a shotgun. Rifles and pistols use a single projectile, typically on stationary targets. Shotgun loads are packed with tiny, round pellets that spread out when fired to hit fast-moving objects.
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