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Bighorn sheep transplant approved
Billings Gazette
Calling it the first of many such approvals to come in the next year, the Fish and Wildlife Commission has approved a plan to transplant bighorn sheep farther north along the Madison Range of Montana. The decision came minutes after the commission moved to keep open an environmental assessment for transplanting bighorn sheep to the Bridger Mountains in hopes that obstacles to the work &mdashl namely keeping the bighorns separated from domestic sheep in the area — could be overcome in the future.
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Bill would uphold longstanding traditions of protecting range
Missoulian
Montanans have been protecting bits and pieces of the Rocky Mountain Front for 100 years. Starting in 1913, with the creation of the Sun River Game Preserve, the 1940s and the creation of the Sun River Game Range, the permanent withdrawal of oil and gas leasing along the Front in 2007 and now, the Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act.
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Alpine ibexes ... clinging to a towering wall?
NPR
In northern Italy, looking at the face of the Cingino Dam, there are a few dark specks on a vertical stone wall. They look like protruding rocks, or maybe some kind of metal studs, but in actuality, they are legs of Alpine ibexes. They're here because this wall is rich with salt, a mineral they crave, so they've come to lick, while balancing — with four feet — on a surface so narrow, that it's hard to explain.
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Wild sheep grabbed in North Carolina after months-long pursuit
The Durham News
The exotic sheep nicknamed Bubba, who appeared mysteriously in yards around Durham, N.C., and defied repeated attempts at capture, ended his four-month grazing spree by walking into a manmade trap. Animal control deputies spotted the Barbados-Mouflon ram in a neighborhood on Glover Road and lured him into an all-metal cage baited with apples and sweet corn, said Paul Sherwin, spokesman for the Durham County Sheriff's Office. Bubba remains unharmed.
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New forest plan adds wilderness
Arizona Daily Sun
Coconino National Forest officials are asking for the public's input on their revised forest plan, which will guide management for the next 10 to 15 years. The U.S. Forest Service recently released a draft forest plan and an accompanying draft environmental impact statement for a 90-day public comment period.
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Bald eagles are returning: Where to watch them
Anchorage Daily News
As chum salmon of Alaska move into rivers across the Puget Sound to begin the final stage of their life cycle, you can be sure bald eagles are not far behind. The eagles have learned that the region's rivers and streams provide an ample food supply in the form of salmon carcasses.
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Like nature? Fish & Wildlife looking for a hand
The Press-Enterprise
Setting 800 catch-and-release kangaroo rat traps with biologists. Searching for speckled dace in a mountain creek. Pulling teeth from bear carcasses for testing. Patrolling lakes to educate fishermen. Flying over the ocean to help spot possible poachers. If any of that sounds like an interesting way to spend a day, the California Department of Fish & Wildlife wants you to help out.
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How to survive in frigid wilderness
ABC News
VideoBriefTwo men, an Iditarod champion and an Alaska-born marathon runner, are out to prove they can survive days in the frozen Alaskan wilderness on pure wile. For 48 hours, ABC's "Nightline" traveled with the two companions, building shelters from scratch, starting fires without matches and even building snowshoes from tree branches.
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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.

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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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Obama's EPA closing smelter will not affect ammunition supply
The Washington Times
Gun owners can rest easy about one aspect of President 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.

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Draft fish policies available for review
The Olympian
The state of Washington has extended the public comment period for draft policies for managing Grays Harbor salmon and lower Columbia River white sturgeon populations. The deadline is now Jan. 9.
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