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Bighorn ram evaded hunters, poachers, but fell to car

This bighorn ram was killed in a collision with a motor vehicle near the Kettle River in Washinton's Ferry County in November 2011. (Foster Fanning)
This bighorn ram was killed in a collision with a motor vehicle near the Kettle River in Washinton's Ferry County in November 2011. (Foster Fanning)

BIG GAME — A Washington bighorn ram that had endured countless hardships, evaded predators and the occasional hunter lucky enough to draw the rare bighorn sheep hunting permit for the Vulcan Mountain area met its end in a collision with a motor vehicle last week along the Kettle River in Ferry County. 

Wildlife biologists viewing the photo above estimated the ram was 8 1/2-9 1/2 years old.




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