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Sheep study shows rams with big horns get the ewe but die young
The Huffington Post
Sometimes it's better not to be the best. Take rams. Those with bigger horns get the girl more often — but they also die younger, according to research being presented at the XIV Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology. The tradeoff helps explain a long-standing puzzle about why the best genes for mating don't take over.
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Even mountain goats don't like getting caught in the rain
The Daily Mail
A herd of mountain goats were caught in bad weather in the Rocky Mountains, and dashed down the rocky sides in a frantic escape. The young kids became terrified as the storm clouds rolled in and lightning struck behind them. Shortly after happily playing under a blue sky, their eyes widen with fear and a mad rush follows to find cover as the babies head down the mountain as fast as possible.
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Where's the ammo?
American Rifleman
The NRA is regularly inundated with letters from members requesting an explanation of the nationwide ammo shortage. Some folks merely vent their frustration over the amount of ammo they are able to acquire for range sessions. Some complain about the jump in prices; they insist it can't all be explained by supply and demand. Others are sure the government is buying up all the ammo so average Americans can't get their hands on it. Everyone wants to know if we have any inside information.
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Preference point applications due
Laramie Boomerang
Hunters have until 5 p.m. Sept. 30 to apply for preference points from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Preference points may be accumulated to increase hunters' odds of drawing limited quota tags — or tags that must be applied for in advance for certain species or in particular hunt areas. Only a certain percentage of hunters who apply for limited quota hunting tags will draw tags.
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Parks limiting access to protect struggling caribou
Rocky Mountain Outlook
Some backcountry areas of Jasper National Park will be off limits to people for a portion of each winter in a bid to save declining populations of caribou. Parks Canada has announced there will be "delayed winter access" to important habitat in three areas of Jasper National Park to reduce the likelihood of packed trails helping wolves hunt threatened caribou. At the same time, to appease backcountry enthusiasts, the federal agency said it would open up new trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
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Bighorn sheep to return to Catalinas in mid-November
The Arizona Daily Star
Bighorn sheep — absent from the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson for more than a decade — could be roaming wild in the range again by mid-November. State wildlife officials said that plans call for capturing bighorns on the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground northeast of Yuma beginning Nov. 16.
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Instructors stress importance of gun, hunter safety
Magic Valley Times-News
Vietnam veteran R.B. Higgins of Elba, Idaho, knows the devastation a gun can inflict. "I have personal experience with gunshot wounds. I lost a lot of friends over there, and if I can do anything to prevent someone from getting shot, it's worth my time," said Higgins, who has taught Hunters Education for Idaho Fish and Game for 11 years. Most hunters keep their safety locks on and chambers empty of rounds when they are out in the field or forest, he said.
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FWP proposes transplanting bighorn sheep into northern Madison Range
Bozeman Daily Chronicle
More bighorn sheep may climb the cliffs of the Madison Range by next summer if a Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks plan is approved. At a recent meeting of the Region 3 FWP Citizen's Advisory Committee, biologist Julie Cunningham explained the details of a plan to transplant bighorn sheep from the southern part of the Madison Range to areas farther north as part of a state strategy to improve the species' viability.
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FWP proposes transplanting bighorn sheep into northern Madison Range
Bozeman Daily Chronicle
More bighorn sheep may climb the cliffs of the Madison Range by next summer if a Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks plan is approved.

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DWR releases mountain goats in La Sals
The Times-Independent
State wildlife officials completed their plans to transplant Rocky Mountain goats into the northern La Sal Mountains, despite objections from the U.S. Forest Service and local conservationists.

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Mojave Desert: Trucked sheep may have caused bighorn deaths
The Press-Enterprise
A pneumonia epidemic that has killed more than 100 bighorn sheep in the Mojave National Preserve this summer and is decimating another herd may have come from sick animals illegally dumped off a truck.

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Nestande touts passage of Bump & Grind 'resolution'
Palm Desert Patch
A measure to clarify conditions of opening the upper portion of the Bump & Grind Trail has passed both houses of the legislature by unanimous votes, Assemblyman Brian Nestande, R-Palm Desert, Calif., announced. The Coachella Valley Association of Governments and the Department of Fish and Wildlife have been working to meet conditions of getting the top of the trail open since the passage of AB 880 last year, according to Nestande.
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Bighorn sheep auction to help restock herd in Black Hills
The Argus Leader
Money from an auctioned bighorn sheep hunting license will be used in an effort to rebuild the bighorn population in South Dakota’s Black Hills. A South Dakota resident paid $102,000 for a bighorn sheep hunting tag.
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