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A case of sheep vs. sheep
Wyoming Public Media
When rancher Frank Robbins had his cattle leases revoked a few years back, he decided to run sheep on his property instead. But now his animals are trespassing into the habitat of Wyoming's largest bighorn sheep herd, exposing them to pneumonia, which is deadly in bighorns. Advocates on both sides say that while Robbins may be using the situation to pressure the Bureau of Land Management to return his cattle leases, the agency is also at fault. Kevin Hurley is director of the Wild Sheep Foundation.
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Canada's British Columbia bighorn sheep at risk from disease
The Vancouver Sun
Wild bighorn sheep in southern British Columbia are threatened by a new, devastating disease and the province is urging a helicopter company to help out by curtailing training flights over important habitat in a protected area, a freedom-of-information document reveals.
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Montana: More Gardiner-area bighorn sheep die
Bozeman Daily Chronicle
The Upper Yellowstone bighorn sheep herd has seen at least 31 members die since December, most likely from pneumonia. In mid-December, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reported that 10 wild sheep had died, but they were mostly lambs.
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More than 1,000 poaching cases each year in Utah
goHUNT
Utah wildlife officials say that there are over a thousand reported poaching cases per year statewide and the number of cases continues to climb, leaving those who hunt legally frustrated and angry. Poachers focus on trophy animals and slaughter them for antlers, teeth, feathers, hide and meat — usually leaving the rest of the animal behind for someone to find.
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What do caribou and wood bison have in common?
Peninsula Clarion
Wood bison are native to Alaska and were plentiful over a large portion of the state until their extirpation in the early 1900s. The reasons for their disappearance are not clearly known but probably related to overharvest and habitat loss. The fate of wood bison has been in the news lately as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a final rule in May that gives the green light to the reintroduction of a "nonessential experimental" population in interior Alaska scheduled for March 2015.
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Opinion: Bringing the West's wild bison back from the brink
The Denver Post
It's time to bring wild bison back to Colorado's public lands. The Plains bison, also known as the American buffalo, once numbered nearly 60 million throughout the United States and roamed across most of Colorado's mountains and prairies. The bison was the stuff of legends: its size and majesty, its great numbers and its famous pursuers. The fate of those numbers is one of the greatest tragedies in the history of American wildlife.
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Korea: Uljin, Bonghwa confirmed as habitat for endangered mountain goats
The Korea Bizwire
Mountain goats currently are classified as a category 1 endangered species in Korea, which corresponds to the Critically Endangered and Endangered classifications from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's Red List of Threatened Species. According to a one-year research project on mountain goats in Uljin, Korea, conducted by the Korea National Park Service's Species Restoration Technology Institute, only 68 goats inhabit inhabit the mountainous area in the north of Gyeongsangbuk-do Province.
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Big bucks: 196-inch Minnesota monarch
Outdoor Life
Hunter Mark Kenyon writes: "Oh my gosh, what are we going to do here?" These were Mike Chamberlain's first thoughts as a dark-horned Minnesota monster of a whitetail stepped into view in November 2014. And with 196 inches of antler moving my way, I probably would be thinking the same thing.
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