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Pneumonia outbreak in Montana
goHUNT
A pneumonia outbreak has killed at least ten bighorn sheep near Yellowstone National Park. Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks officials said that the outbreak occurred in the Upper Yellowstone sheep herd near Gardiner. The dead animals include a mix of rams, lambs and one adult ewe.
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Should Idaho Fish and Game create a moose hunt in unit 54?
Twin Falls Times-News
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game's deer and elk season proposals for next fall remain in the development stage, but trophy species proposals — those applicable to moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat — are available for public review and comment.
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Montana researchers aim to crack mysteries of prion-caused diseases
The Associated Press via Billings Gazette (survey question required)
An illness that strikes family members in their 50s, affecting their behavior and keeping them from sleeping. A disease that strikes sheep and goats, causing them to scrape their bodies against anything they can get near, in an attempt to scratch an itch that exists only in their brains.
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Montana: Bighorn sheep moved to Sheep Creek
The Associated Press via Independent Record (survey question required)
Twenty-one bighorn sheep have been transplanted to the Sheep Creek drainage south of Cascade in Montana.
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Despite focus on big game, many hunters enjoy small game hunting
AmmoLand
With more than 10 million hunters pursuing the white-tailed deer in the United States, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, this iconic creature reigns supreme as the most hunted species of game animal in North America. But that perception would be wrong. In fact, according to a recent study by HunterSurvey.com, about half of sportsmen surveyed said they had hunted small or upland game in the past year.
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Big bucks: Wisconsin whitetail confirmed as new state archery record
Outdoor Life
Wisconsin bowhunter Adam Hupf arrowed a 14-point buck in Dodge County on Oct. 11, and the Wisconsin Buck and Bear Club recently confirmed the kill as the new state record.
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Tips for cold-weather muzzleloader hunting
By John McAdams
Hunting big game with a muzzleloader can be an extremely fulfilling experience. As a result, muzzleloader hunting is becoming more and more popular among hunters these days. However, hunting with a muzzleloader can also be extremely challenging and frustrating. This is especially true with late-season muzzleloader hunting, where hunters may have to deal with extremely cold and/or wet conditions. For those who are planning on taking the old front-stuffer out into the woods this year, here are a few tips that I've learned the hard way.
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