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Endangered and threatened wildlife and plants; listing the straight-horned markhor as threatened with special rule
Federal Register
We are proposing to combine two subspecies of markhor currently listed under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), the straight-horned markhor (C. f. jerdoni) and Kabul markhor (Capra falconeri megaceros), into one subspecies, the straight-horned markhor (C. f. megaceros), based on a taxonomic change. We conducted a status review of the newly combined subspecies and are issuing a proposed rule to list the straight-horned markhor (C. f. megaceros) as threatened under the Act.
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See head-butting rams at Utah's Bighorn Sheep Viewing Day
The Salt Lake Tribune
Few moments in the wildlife world are more violent than the annual mating season of bighorn sheep; at least the events that don't end in a death. It isn't the mating that causes people to cringe, but dominance determination by the rams. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officials can't guarantee that participants will see bighorn sheep ramming heads, but it is possible during the annual free Bighorn Sheep Watch along the Green River, north of the town of Green River.
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PCP Ammo set to release limited production .308 polymer cased ammo
Outdoor Hub
After several years of engineering research, development, testing and production planning, PCP Ammunition is pleased to offer its .308 polymer cased ammunition to the commercial market. This is the first time in history that an ammunition manufacturer has offered high performance polymer cased rifle ammunition to the commercial market. Prior to this initial civilian release PCP Ammunition was recently awarded contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense to deliver advanced lightweight polymer sub-sonic ammunition and an improved .50 caliber precision round.
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Off-leash dog suspected in gruesome injury to bighorn sheep
Rocky Mountain Outlook
Wildlife officials strongly suspect an off-leash dog is responsible for traumatic and most likely fatal injuries suffered by a bighorn sheep in Kananaskis Country, Colo. The incident highlights the need for dog owners in the Bow Valley to keep their dogs on leash because of wildlife, which was the subject of the most recent Wildsmart speakers series event Dec. 2. Alberta Parks senior park ecologist Melanie Percy spoke about finding ways for dogs and wildlife to co-exist and spoke specifically about the effect off-leash pets have on various wildlife species.
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Obama's EPA closing smelter will not affect ammunition supply
The Washington Times
Gun owners can rest easy about one aspect of President Barack Obama's agenda. The Environmental Protection Agency decision to close the country's last remaining lead smelter will not cause further ammunition shortages or higher costs. Lawrence Keane is the senior vice president and general counsel for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which represents the ammunitions and firearms industry.
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Mountain sheep crashes Thanksgiving at Montana home
Great Falls Tribune
A southwestern Montana family had an interesting party butt in on their Thanksgiving this year. Peter Silcher tells the Ravalli Republic that he, his wife and two sons were hanging out that afternoon in their home southeast of Hamilton, Mont., when they felt the house shake and heard a "resounding thud."
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FWP proposes dropping Bridger bighorn transplant
Billings Gazette
After failing to work out a solution with surrounding sheep ranchers, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is proposing to abandon its plan to transplant bighorn sheep in the Bridger Mountains northeast of Bozeman. The proposal is one of many items the Fish and Wildlife Commission will address at its meeting in Helena.
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Off-leash dog suspected in gruesome injury to bighorn sheep
Rocky Mountain Outlook
Wildlife officials strongly suspect an off-leash dog is responsible for traumatic and most likely fatal injuries suffered by a bighorn sheep in Kananaskis Country, Colo.

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1 bighorn sheep released to the Catalinas found dead
The Explorer News
One of the more than 30 Desert bighorn sheep released Nov. 18 to the Santa Catalina Mountains was found dead by Arizona Game and Fish Department staff along the eastern edge of Sutherland Ridge near the headwaters of Romero Canyon.

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Big buck alert: Potential Kansas archery state record
Outdoor Life
Louisiana native Mark Alexander, 53, took a weeklong hunting trip in northeast Kansas and returned home with a potential state record.

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Game and Fish respond to questions about bighorn, lion deaths
Arizona Daily Star
The reintroduction of bighorn sheep to the Catalina Mountains, Arizona, has gotten off to a deadly and controversial start — with two bighorns killed by mountain lions, two predatory lions killed by state-sponsored hunters and many citizens voicing scathing criticisms of the project. Thirty-one sheep, captured in mountains near Yuma last month by officers of the Arizona Game and Fish Department, were released in the Catalinas north of Tucson on Nov. 18.
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Big big horn sheep herd
KULR-TV
Northwest Wyoming has the most robust Big Horn Sheep herd in the lower 48 United States, and you can see them up close right now. The spectacular herd brings professional photographers and documentary filmmakers to the Cody area. It's the holiday gift that keeps giving. In the winter, Big Horn Sheep come down to the North and South Forks of the Shoshone Forest, right down to the road. They're in their breeding season from around Thanksgiving to mid-December.
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Bighorns, water discussed at hearing
The Columbia Valley Pioneer
About 40 Columbia Valley, Wash., residents came to a public hearing on a proposed bylaw that would include the Dry Gulch-Radium Resort corridor and Wilmer into the Steamboat-Jubilee Mountain Official Community Plan — and a few had concerns that the plan does not adequately protect bighorn sheep. "There's two paragraphs here on bighorn sheep," said Invermere resident Chris Espinel. "Given the importance of the sheep — if this is all there is (in the plan), it seems pretty insufficient. There's not enough to protect the bighorn sheep."
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