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Boone and Crockett supports bill restoring state management for wolves
Wild Sheep Foundation
A new bill introduced in Congress would once and for all transfer management of recovered gray wolf populations back to state wildlife agencies in Wyoming and the Great Lakes region. HR 884 is cosponsored by members of Congress from the relevant states from both parties. Several of the sponsors are members and past leaders of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus. Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., is currently a co-chair of the caucus.
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New herd of bighorn sheep moved to Northern Hills in South Dakota
The Associated Press via The Oklahoman
When the Grizzly Gulch fire of June and July 2002 charred 11,589 acres of forest around Lead and Deadwood, it created ideal habitat for bighorn sheep. Recently, officials with the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department took advantage of the burn area and released 26 bighorn sheep they captured in Hinton, Alberta, Canada, just north of Jasper National Park.
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Tech studies local bighorns' pneumonia
Wallowa County Chieftain
The Enterprise office of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, led by the efforts of one passionate animal-loving technician named Holly Lance, is trying to learn what can be done to protect the futures of more than 500 Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep living in Wallowa County, Oregon, most of which are infected with a pneumonia-like disease.
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Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approves several management proposals
Independent Record
Groundwork for eliminating and restocking a struggling herd of bighorn sheep, leasing water rights for fish and antlerless mule deer licenses all received approval at a recent meeting of the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission.
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Hunters, guides, regulators lock horns over Dall sheep declines
Alaska Dispatch News
Most of the 170 people packed at a recent meeting in Wasilla, Alaska, agreed that Alaska Dall sheep are in crisis. But the crowd of hunters and guides at the town hall meeting convened by Alaska's Board of Game found little consensus on how to fix problems with one of the state's most prized big-game animals.
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Gootz to present March 2 talk on 'Bighorn Sheep; Monarchs of the Mountains'
Estes Park Trail Gazette
Tom Gootz will present a talk on bighorn sheep of Colorado on March 2, with information taken from his new book: "Transformation in Rocky Mountain National Park: Effects of Climate Change and Human Intervention." This will be the fifth talk Gootz has given from his book, and the March 2 event is part of the YMCA Monthly Outdoor Education Speaker Series. The talk will take place at Hemple Auditorium from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
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