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Bighorn ram-fest at Lake Roosevelt lowlands near Lincoln

Two dozen bighorn rams were packed together in the lowlands near Lincoln, Wash., on May 27, 2012. (Courtesy photo)
Two dozen bighorn rams were packed together in the lowlands near Lincoln, Wash., on May 27, 2012. (Courtesy photo)

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- A herd of Lincoln County bighorn sheep offered a convenient wildlife watching  opportunity Sunday to people who live below Lincoln near Lake Roosevelt.

The state offers only one hunting permit a year for a ram from this herd, said Fish and Wildlife officer Curt Wood.

The landowners who shared the photo said this group of rams included 24 animals, about half young ones.

The ewes, of course, are out on their own delivering this year's new crop of wild sheep.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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