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Bighorn sheep license auction, raffle generate big bucks
New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
The auction and raffle of four bighorn sheep hunting licenses brought in close to a half million dollars for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish bighorn sheep program this year. Two lucky hunters won prized bighorn sheep permits in a record-breaking raffle conducted by the New Mexico chapter of the Wild Sheep Foundation in June.
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See mountain goats in unique Utah terrain
KCSG-TV
You soon could see as many as 100 mountain goats and you might not need binoculars to see them. At some past viewing events, goats have gotten as close as 35 feet to those viewing them. On Aug. 8, the Division of Wildlife Resources will host its annual Goat Watch on the Tushar Mountains east of Beaver, Utah.
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Montana wildlife officials to host bison impact study hearings
The Associated Press via Missoulian
State wildlife officials will host five public hearings in August on a draft environmental impact statement for bison conservation and management in Montana. The draft report prepared by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks considers the possibility of restoring bison somewhere in the state where the animals could be managed as a native species.
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Pocatello Zoo takes in baby bighorn sheep
Idaho State Journal
An 8-week-old female bighorn sheep was found upstream from Mackey Bar near the Salmon River in Idaho recently by members of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and brought to the Pocatello Zoo for observation and safekeeping. The animal was found without its mother — who apparently suffered an accidental death — and had an injured left hip.
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Tagging mistake equals big problem for hunter
goHUNT
Master hunters are supposed to be the most ethical and serve as examples of how hunters should act, but not all who have gone through the special training always follow the rules. For master hunter Art Tabert, one tiny misstep nearly cost him both the elk that he harvested as well as the permanent loss of his master hunter permit.
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Mountain hunting tips: How to recover from a ruined stalk
Outdoor Life
Hunter Tyler Freel writes: Dall sheep have a well-earned reputation for being wary and challenging to sneak up on. From their mountaintop perches, their primary defense is their eyes. Mountain sheep can easily pick out predators or anything out of place and escape with plenty of time to spare. I've often glassed sheep from over a mile away, and been surprised to see the sheep staring right back at me.
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Could this tech kill off wildlife poaching?
CNBC
Wildlife poaching is still at large, with African elephants and rhinoceroses still being slaughtered despite the best efforts of animal rights activists and conservationists. However, help is on hand that could catch these illegal poachers red-handed.
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Study: Wildlife warning reflectors, white canvas bags reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions
County 10
The Wyoming Department of Transportation and Conservation Research Center of Teton Science Schools conducted a three-year study to evaluate the effectiveness of wildlife warning reflectors in several of the worst hot spots of deer-vehicle collisions in the state. The study proved that the wildlife warning reflectors and canvas bags were effective in reducing wildlife-vehicle collisions.
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Study: Deer may be afraid of the color white
OutdoorHub
Hunters may have noticed that the color white often provokes an immediate — and highly visible — response from deer, and a new study from two researchers in Wyoming suggests that deer may actually be afraid of the color.
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