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Game wardens seek poacher of desert bighorn ewe, lamb near Henderson, Nev.
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State game wardens are trying to track down the person who shot and killed a female desert bighorn sheep and left its lamb to starve in the mountains within sight of a Henderson neighborhood. The ewe was found dead in the McCullough Range on June 6. About a week later, a dead lamb was found in the same area. Wildlife officials believe the lamb likely starved to death after its mother was killed. More

Arizona wildlife's use of Highway 93 overpasses gets passed to next generation
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A remote camera recently captured a photo of a bighorn sheep ewe and her lamb crossing one of the innovative overpasses along Highway 93 near Hoover Dam, showing the sheep have adapted to using the overpasses and are now teaching their young to use them at an early age. There have been more than 500 bighorn sheep crossings at the three wildlife overpasses in northwestern Arizona in the past 15 months, 229 in May alone. Compare this with 32 crossings at the three underpasses along Highway 68 during a two-year study. More

Constitutionality of congressional wolf delisting appeal deadline passes
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The 9th circuit court ruling upholding the Congressional wolf delisting language is now written in stone. Wolf management in Idaho and Montana can continue without the cloud of litigation limiting the States' rights to manage wolves. More

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A good week for bighorn sheep in Idaho
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Recently there have been two significant developments for bighorn sheep in Idaho that relate to the closing of domestic sheep grazing in occupied bighorn habitat. First, in an unusual ruling from the bench, Judge B. Lynn Winmill ruled that the closing of three domestic sheep allotments on the Payette National Forest should proceed as planned because they are not subject to the language of the rider that Mike Simpson added to the 2012 Consolidated Appropriations Act that passed in December. More

Communing with the Taos bighorn
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Matthew van Buren: "I really got lucky during a couple of recent hikes, encountering bighorn sheep on my way up Wheeler and Lobo peaks in the course of just a few days. I've hiked many miles without seeing any notable wildlife, so big mammal sightings are always exciting — especially when I can take some good photos away from the experience." More

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Reserve your spot to view bighorn sheep with wildlife biologists
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The Arizona Game and Fish Department, in cooperation with the Dolly Steamboat and the Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society, is hosting a workshop for the public to view and learn more about one of Arizona's iconic species — desert bighorn sheep. The workshop consists of two parts. The first is an evening classroom session where participants learn about bighorn sheep, their natural history, management and historical significance from a Game and Fish biologist. The second part of the workshop is a morning tour on Canyon Lake aboard the Dolly Steamboat. More

Mantracker countersues American trophy hunter over hunting permit contract
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OLN's new Mantracker is countersuing U.S. trophy hunter over a breech in their contract on big horn sheep hunting permits. Mantracker, Chad "Savage" Lenz, refuses to pay Bruce Morgan, an American Hunter, for two nonresident Albertan hunting permits purchased by Morgan for $105,000. Lenz, who had been leasing the permits to nonresident hunters for the past four years, according to Jam Showbiz, claims the contract was breached when Morgan began shopping around for new outfitters to lease the permits. More

Hunters upset over law change, in New Zeleand
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Keen hunter Tony Orman of Blenheim, New Zeleand does not want to see the Department of Conservation placed in charge of large game animal management. Orman is part of a the Sporting Hunters' Outdoor Trust, which is fighting aspects of a Game Animal Council Bill before Parliament. SHOT was formed in 2011 to lobby on the management of deer and other game animals, he told the Marlborough Express. In a submission to the local government and environment committee considering the bill, SHOT applauded the bill's intention of managing deer, chamois, tahr and wild pigs as game rather than for extermination, Orman said. More

Wisconsin DNR estimates growing wolf population ahead of fall hunt
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Wisconsin had up to 880 grey wolves when spring began, 4 percent more than the year before. The DNR said recently that the wolf population is between 815 and 880. That includes about 40 animals on Indian reservations. And the numbers outside the reservations were more than double the state's original goal of having 350 wolves. More

A spot-and-stalk whitetail hunt
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Neil Dougherty: "Three years ago my friend and I decided to change things up. We decided to get out of the tree stand and, when the situation was right, spot-and-stalk mature whitetail bucks. My friend's property helped make this move possible: a 1,200-acre farm with a tremendous amount of abandoned farm fields gone to CRP." More

Executive privilege claim opens new questions for lawmakers probing Fast and Furious
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President Obama's decision to assert executive privilege over Operation Fast and Furious documents not only failed to delay contempt proceedings against Attorney General Eric Holder — it raised a whole new line of constitutional questions and challenges about the power of the presidency. Republicans already are seeking more than 70,000 additional documents to answer their existing questions on Fast and Furious. The executive privilege claim opened up a new avenue of probing. More


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