Stories tagged: bighorn sheep
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 3 p.m.
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.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
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.
Fri., June 3, 2016, 5:06 p.m.
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.
Tue., May 24, 2016, 10:53 a.m.
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 …
Sat., April 9, 2016
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 …
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 2:13 p.m.
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 …
Thu., March 26, 2015
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 …
Sun., Jan. 18, 2015
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 …
Sun., Nov. 30, 2014, 8:33 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Nov. 20, 2014
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 …
Thu., July 17, 2014
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 …
Sun., June 1, 2014
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 …
Sun., May 5, 2013
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. …
Thu., Feb. 21, 2013
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 …
Wed., Feb. 20, 2013, 6:54 p.m.
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.
Sun., May 13, 2012
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 …
Sun., Jan. 29, 2012
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.
Sun., Oct. 9, 2011
Out & About: Tickets to upcoming Reel Rock Film Festival free
OUTDEAL – Some of the year’s top climbing short films are coming to Spokane in a film tour – Reel Rock VI – Oct. 20, starting at 7 p.m. at …
Sun., Sept. 25, 2011
Bagging trophy wasn’t goal of man with coveted ram tag
When Mandy Miles drew a coveted bighorn sheep tag for Idaho’s Unit 11, he decided he wanted three things. 1. Look for a nice “old” ram.
Mon., July 4, 2011
Killing off sick bighorns aided herds, officials say
MISSOULA – A spring survey of bighorn sheep showed that efforts to prevent a pneumonia outbreak by killing the sick animals appeared to help more lambs survive, according to Montana …
Sun., June 5, 2011, 6:50 a.m.
Bison Range has youthful feel in spring
When it comes to the four seasons at the National Bison Range at Moiese, Mont., different people have different favorites, Pat Jamieson says. Some prefer summer, even though it can …
Sun., Dec. 12, 2010
Bighorn raffle tag winner scores big on a team effort
At 68 years old, Jerry Barron is, in his words, “too damned old to be climbing up mountains in the cold and snow.” But he rose to the occasion this …
Sun., Nov. 14, 2010
Pneumonia chips away at bighorns
Pneumonia continues to bedevil Montana’s bighorn sheep, with a herd near Anaconda becoming the latest victim of the epidemic. More than 300 wild bighorns lived in a 133-square-mile area of …
Sun., Feb. 7, 2010
Hard times hit area bighorns
Bighorn sheep, among the most prized big-game animals in the West, are being killed by the hundreds this winter in Western Montana in a desperate effort to contain a disease …
Mon., Nov. 16, 2009
UI professor reasserts bighorn disease claims
BOISE – A University of Idaho professor suspended from sheep research duties since June has repeated claims that wild bighorns don’t catch fatal diseases from domestic sheep, despite pledging not …
Sun., Aug. 30, 2009
Three charged after illegal bighorn hunt
GREAT FALLS – A Whitehall, Mont., man who authorities say illegally guided a state undercover agent on a hunting trip that resulted in the killing of a huge Rocky Mountain …
Wed., June 10, 2009, 12:02 p.m.
UI investigating researcher over bighorn study
MOSCOW, Idaho — The University of Idaho has opened an investigation into whether one its researchers suppressed information that appears to link bighorn sheep getting deadly diseases directly from domestic …
Mon., June 1, 2009
Wildlife officials tracking sick bighorn
RIGGINS, Idaho – The hunt is on for a Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep ram believed to be sick with pneumonia. It’s a race wildlife officials say could mean life and …
Thu., May 28, 2009
It’s a noxious task, but someone’s got to control weeds
It’s not good enough that most outdoors aficionados don’t care for noxious weeds. We need to hate them.