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WSF board updates and adopts revised mission statement
Wild Sheep Foundation
Inspired by the format, clarity and directive of purpose of WSF official sponsor, MidwayUSA's mission statement and the vision of CEO Larry Potterfield, the WSF board recently reviewed the previous mission statement, drafted proposed revisions and then discussed and adopted the following revised mission statement for the foundation. This statement was adopted June 6.
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View bighorn sheep at Canyon Lake with Game and Fish and Steamboat Dolly
Arizona Game and Fish Department
The Arizona Game and Fish Department, in cooperation with the Dolly Steamboat and the Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society, is hosting a public workshop to see and learn about desert bighorn sheep, one of Arizona's most fascinating large mammals. This special event includes two parts. The first is an evening classroom session where participants can learn about bighorn sheep, their natural history, management and historical significance from biologist Bruce Sitko, a long-time student of bighorns. The second is a morning aboard the Dolly Steamboat where the group will tour Canyon Lake to view wild bighorn sheep.
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Deadline to purchase Washington Rocky Mountain Bighorn tickets is July 8
Washington Wild Sheep Foundation
The Washington Wild Sheep Foundation chapter is marketing the Rocky Mountain Bighorn raffle permit again this year. As of June 17, only 1438 tickets have been sold. With proceeds ear-marked for Rocky Mountain Bighorn management in the state, a total of $510,000 has been raised through this raffle by the Washington chapter since the raffle began in 2005. The lucky winner will have an extended season beginning Sept. 1 and ending Dec. 31. This is the only Rocky Mountain bighorn permit being issued in Washington this year. To purchase tickets go to www.washingtonwsf.org, download the flyer and mail it in to the address on the form. Tickets can only be purchased by mail order; state laws prohibit phone, fax or online sales. For further information email the chapter at washingtonwsf@gmail.com or by mail at WA WSF P.O. Box 236, Asotin, WA 99402.
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Up to 40 bighorn sheep to be transplanted into northern Black Hills of South Dakota
The Aberdeen News
South Dakota wildlife officials plan to introduce up to 40 bighorn sheep in the Grizzly Gulch area near Lead and Deadwood in the northern Black Hills early in 2014. Hundreds of sheep roam Badlands National Park and the central Black Hills, but the animals haven't been present in the northern Black Hills for a quarter century.
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Farm bill clears Senate, edges closer to passage
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The Senate took a critical step toward implementing policy that will impact great swaths of American agricultural lands as well as millions of sportsmen and landowners by voting to advance the 2013 Farm Bill, which would codify much of U.S. agriculture policy for the next five years. The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and other leaders in the agriculture-conservation community lauded the Senate for addressing sportsmen’s priorities in its version of the bill and urged the House of Representatives to follow suit.
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Rams vs. ewes
The Black Hills Pioneer
Male bighorn sheep are known as rams and are identified by their large spiral horns, which continue growing throughout their lives. Horns on an adult ram may measure 30 inches in length and reach 15 inches in circumference at its base. Female bighorns are known as ewes and have slender, more straight horns that grow throughout their lives to lengths of 8-10 inches.
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Colorado: Input wanted on San Juan bighorn sheep plan
Summit County Citizens Voice
Bighorn sheep, Colorado's state animal, have had their ups and downs over the years, but most populations in the central San Juans seem fairly stable. As part of a statewide update of bighorn sheep management, Colorado wildlife biologists want to hear from stakeholders as they finalize a management plan for the Central San Juan herds.
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Colorado: Input wanted on San Juan bighorn sheep plan
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Bighorn sheep, Colorado’s state animal, have had their ups and downs over the years, but most populations in the central San Juans seem fairly stable.

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Mountain lion population could pose a threat to reintroduction of bighorns in the Catalinas
The Republic
An already "robust" population of mountain lions in the Catalina Mountains appears to be increasing — and that could pose a threat to a planned reintroduction of bighorn sheep in the range this fall.

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How to clean a rifle barrel: 1 size doesn't fit all
Outdoor Life
The fouling left by bullets and powder not only degrades accuracy, but if left for extended periods, it can also result in pitting that can destroy the barrel.

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Mountain lion population appears to be growing
Grand View Outdoors
An already "robust" population of mountain lions in the Catalina Mountains of Arizona appears to be increasing, and that could pose a threat to a planned reintroduction of bighorn sheep in the range this fall. Lions, which sometimes prey on bighorns, might hinder or even derail an effort to rebuild a herd in the Catalinas. In response, state wildlife officials have approved a plan for what they call the "administrative removal", or killing, of lions that kill sheep.
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The 10 guns that defined America
The Daily Mail
Chris Kyle knew guns in a way no modern American ever has. As a Navy SEAL sniper, he recorded 255 kills on the battlefield during four deployments to Iraq. After he retired from the military, he began researching the firearms that shaped American history. His book new book — published posthumously — "American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms" details the rifles and pistols wielded by soldiers, police officers, hunters, mobsters and outlaws that most influenced the culture of this nation.
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