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Separating the sheep from the goats: Invasive mountain goats surpass bighorn sheep, cause issues in Teton Range

Just so you know, Wyoming Game and Fish doesn’t hate mountain goats. But the growth of the non-native critters in the Teton Range is posing a problem that has wildlife …


Bighorn sheep found dead from pneumonia

State biologists reported that a male bighorn sheep in Okanogan County died due to pneumonia.


WDFW captures 28 bighorn sheep, transfers most to Utah

A big trap and lots of bait left almost 30 bighorn sheep on Chelan Butte with either a new home, or a fancy new tracking collar. On Feb. 21, Washington …


Bighorn sheep herds inter-mingling in southwestern Montana

A state biologist says bighorn sheep from a southwestern Montana herd has joined another herd on the other side of the Madison Range, traversing miles of sheep-free territory.


Grand Teton plan would trap or kill goats to help bighorns

Spotting a mountain goat perched high on a cliff might thrill many of the millions of tourists who visit Grand Teton National Park every year, but park officials say it …


Ten Mile Creek Ranch sold: Conservation group purchased land

2,900-acres purchased by conservancy along Snake River is considered critical bighorn sheep habitat.


Ice patch research shows wherever bighorns went, ancient humans followed

Although ancient bighorn DNA analysis was a great way to link MSU professor Craig Lee’s research with fellow academics, he was more interested in what the dates of the skulls …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 11:41 a.m.

Record bighorn ram lived in Montana state park

A bighorn ram that spent its life on Montana’s Wild Horse Island State Park looks to be a world record bighorn sheep.


Tests on bighorn skulls and horns show greater genetic diversity in herds of older animals

Bighorn sheep living in decades past along Idaho’s Salmon River from Riggins to its East and Middle forks far upstream were more genetically diverse, and the different groups of sheep …


Researchers study the genetics of bighorn sheep

Bighorn sheep living in decades past along Idaho’s Salmon River from Riggins to its East and Middle forks far upstream were more genetically diverse, and the different groups of sheep …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 4:16 p.m.

Federal court blocks sheep grazing in eastern Idaho

A federal court has blocked thousands of domestic sheep from being released to graze in eastern Idaho where environmental groups say they jeopardize a small herd of bighorn sheep with …


Reader photo: Rams crazy over ewe

Bighorn rams of the Vulcan Mountain herd in Ferry County, Washington, are very interested in ewes during the first week of November as the rut, a term for the mating …


Bighorn sheep jumps off hill, lands on car in Washington

CHELAN, Wash. – A driver in Washington state escaped injury when a bighorn sheep jumped from a hillside and landed on his car. The Washington State Patrol said the driver …


Bighorn sheep killed after mixing with domestic sheep

State wildlife officials have killed four bighorn sheep after they mixed with domestic sheep south of Cascade.


Montana commission approves bighorn sheep transfer

A group of 30 to 45 bighorn sheep will be transferred as scientists pursue research into deadly pneumonia outbreaks among Montana herds.


Problems at WSU bear center prompt backlash from animal rights group

At least 15 grizzly bears have died in the past six years at a Washington State University research facility, according to a trove of recently released public records.


Oregon group offers reward in bighorn sheep poaching case

The Oregon Hunters Association is offering a reward of $15,000 for information leading to the arrest of a bighorn sheep poacher. The Oregon State Police say three rams were killed …


Bighorn sheep translocated to Pend Oreille County, Blue Mountains

Ten bighorn sheep from the National Bison Range in Western Montana were translocated to Washington’s Hall Mountain near Sullivan Lake last week along with 10 to the Tucannon River area …


In brief: More Panhandle elk collared for study

At least 59 calf elk in the Idaho Panhandle have being captured by helicopter netters, fixed with GPS collars and released in the past few weeks as biologists continue research …


In brief: Idaho spring chinook season opens April 25

The earliest spring chinook fishing to be approved for Idaho waters will begin April 25. The state Fish and Game Commission Tuesday approved seasons and rules for the spring salmon …


Field reports: Idaho’s bighorn sheep tag auctioned for $100,000

HUNTING – Idaho’s bighorn sheep auction tag sold for $100,000 to an online bidder at the national Wild Sheep Foundation Sheep Show in Reno Saturday night – the fifth-highest winning …


Sullivan bighorn sheep boost to other herds

A small but tenacious herd of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep in northeastern Washington is being tapped once again to boost a struggling herd elsewhere in the state. Washington Department of …


In brief: Anti-wolf group starts billboard campaign

A newly organized anti-wolf group says it’s targeting Spokane with a billboard campaign to highlight its concerns about the increasing number of wolves in Washington State. Four billboards featuring a …


Landmarks: Spiering’s bighorn sheep installed on riverbank in 1974

When Expo ’74 opened, several pieces of public art were already on site, commissioned for the fair and to remain afterward as permanent installations in what would become Riverfront Park …


Dreadful news for bighorns

SELAH, Wash. – They looked like they were flying. Against the Yakima River Canyon’s backdrop of rock promontories and steep scree slopes, two coyotes chased a bighorn lamb in a …


Disease dooms Tieton bighorns near Yakima

YAKIMA – Five or six years ago, the Tieton bighorn herd included nearly 200 sheep. Now it has fewer than 10 – the same ones drivers occasionally see licking U.S. …


Landers: Record bids help all bighorn hunters

A Utah hunter has raised the value of big-game hunting with a record bid of $480,000 for a special Montana bighorn sheep permit. Selling coveted bighorn tags to the rich …


Landers: Record bids help all bighorn hunters

A Utah hunter has raised the value of big-game hunting with a record bid of $480,000 for a special Montana bighorn sheep permit.


Field reports: June fishing clinic geared to adults

FISHING – Sign-ups are under way for 30 openings in a two-session basic fishing clinic for adults who haven’t been introduced to the sport. The Washington Fish and Wildlife Department …


Washington bighorn sheep herds trapped to help others

Bighorn sheep herds in north central Washington are getting new bloodlines. Bighorns near Yakima are being trapped this winter and relocated to boost other herds.