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Montana decides to eliminate chronically diseased bighorn herd
Outdoor Hub
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks recently announced earlier that it will be seeking to depopulate a chronically ill bighorn sheep herd in the Tendoy Mountains. The agency added that hunting will be the primary method of removal for the herd of 30 to 40 sheep, and it will later be restocked. "Approximately 50 bighorn sheep will repopulate the Tendoys once all members of the diseased herd are removed. The healthy sheep used to restock the area will be from a yet to be determined herd in need of management reductions at the time," read a recent press release.
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Senate Appropriations Bill casts uncertainty on future of 2016 budget
AmmoLand.com
A spending plan for the Interior Department and related agencies for fiscal year 2016 was advanced by the Senate Appropriations Committee, but the future of the bill — and consequently the ability of Congress to pass a budget via the regular appropriations process — remains in doubt due to heavy-handed cuts to a number of important conservation programs.
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Sheep numbers declining
Choteau Acantha
With the Sun River bighorn sheep herd declining by more than half in five years, Montana wildlife biologists are trying to figure out how that will affect hunting licenses, what it means for the animals' long-term future and what's causing the drop. "That's the million dollar question," says Brent Lonner, Fish, Wildlife and Parks wildlife biologist. "We've got a pretty good idea that pneumonia is the ultimate culprit. What's causing it is the big question."
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Proposed new season to thin Montana elk herd
goHUNT
In an effort to better manage thriving elk herds, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks have proposed to create an elk shoulder season that would allow rifle hunting in specific districts — or portions of districts — before or after regular seasons end. The hope is that it would help decrease elk numbers while increasing hunter success.
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Rocky Mountain goat hunters invited to free orientation July 18 in Oregon
AmmoLand.com
The 115 lucky hunters who drew a bighorn sheep or Rocky Mountain goat tag and other interested hunters are invited to an orientation on July 18 at 9 a.m. in The Dalles, Oregon. The orientation is required for all 2015 Rocky Mountain goat hunters; sheep hunters are strongly encouraged to attend.
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US Fish And Wildlife Service declares eastern cougar extinct
WCMH-TV
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced it has declared the eastern cougar extinct and will push for its removal from U.S. Endangered Special Act protections. According to the FWS' Mark McCollough, the eastern cougar often was referred to as the "ghost cat," because no one ever saw it. Now, they believe they know why: they believe the big cat has been extinct since the 1930s.
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