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Wildlife biologists fly with “six pack” of bighorns

Six ewes and lambs are flown by helicopter to a research site for testing in Asotin County operated by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Washington State University.   (Paul Wik)
Six ewes and lambs are flown by helicopter to a research site for testing in Asotin County operated by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Washington State University. (Paul Wik)

WILDLIFE -- Wildlife researchers captured and tested about 40 bighorn sheep in Asotin County in February for an ongoing study into diseases that can cause dieoffs in the species.

Wildlife biologist Paul Wik captured this image, which shows the efficiency of minimizing the number of helicopter trips to get t he sheep to the testing site for processing before they were released.




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