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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 19, 2014

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8, 2014

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife workers take blood samples from one of eight infected ewes captured by helicopter net gunners on Oct. 8, 2014, along the Grande Ronde River. 
the ewes will be transported to a South Dakota State University facility for research on a strain of pneumonia that's been deadly to the bighorn sheep in the Hell's Canyon area.   Courtesy photo (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Hells Canyon bighorns removed for disease study

WILDLIFE -- Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife workers used helicopter net gunners Wednesday to capture eight infected bighorn ewes along the Grande Ronde River. The wild sheep are to be transported to a South Dakota State University facility for research on pneumonia outbreaks that...

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MONDAY, OCT. 6, 2014

MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014

THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014

THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014

A bighorn sheep ram curls its lips to collect more sensory information as it seeks receptive ewes during the late November-December breeding season in Montana. (Jaime Johnson)

Bighorn sheep gain ground in grazing lawsuit 

PUBLIC LANDS -- Good news for bighorn sheep, which have been squeezed and put at risk even on public lands in Idaho. Judge upholds USFS's plan to reduce grazing to save bighorn On Tuesday, Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge A. Wallace Tashima, sitting...

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MONDAY, FEB. 17, 2014

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013

Sage grouse roosters fight for hens near a lek south of Rockland, Idaho. (Associated Press)

Idaho commission funds predator control

PREDATORS -- Programs to control wolves and ravens were funded by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Thursday. The commission approved animal damage control funds with $50,000 going to control wolves in elk management zones at or below objective. The panel also designted $12,000...

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MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2013

MONDAY, FEB. 25, 2013

THURSDAY, FEB. 21, 2013

FRIDAY, FEB. 15, 2013

Two Montana bighorn rams battle for breeding superiority during the December mating season. ©Jaime Johnson (Jaime Johnson)

Record $480K bid for Montana bighorn tag

HUNTING -- An anonymous hunter has paid an all-time record $480,000 for a special permit offered by the state of Montana to hunt a wild mountain sheep with liberal rules on dates and areas. The winning bids for tags offered by Montana and other states,...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 8, 2013

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012

Two Montana bighorn rams battle for breeding superiority during the December mating season. ©Jaime Johnson (Jaime Johnson)

Photographer focuses on battling bighorn rams

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Bighorn rams defy the concussion issue plaguing the sport of football. With unbelievable power they reserved for the mating seasons, males prove their superiority with a challenging ram by squaring off and rising to their hind feet to "ram" their horns together....

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MONDAY, AUG. 6, 2012

A bighorn sheep ram sits on a ridge above Soda Butte Creek in Yellowstone National Park. (Associated Press photos / The Spokesman-Review)

Tennessee hunter wins Idaho bighorn raffle tag

HUNTING -- After 30 years of dreaming for a chance to hunt bighorn sheep, Rob Durrett, 56, of Clarksville, Tenn., has won the 2012 raffle for a prized Idaho Rocky Mountain bighorn tag. “It’s a life-changing adventure,” he told IFG officials Every year Idaho Fish...

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MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012

Truck wipes out 30 percent of bighorn herd's lambs 

WILDLIFE -- A Missoula-area bighorn herd that's been ravaged by disease suffered another blow recently as a single truck wiped out a third of this season's bighorn lamb reproduction in the lower Rock Creek drainage. The unidentified Idaho driver collided with seven lambs while driving...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012

Bighorn sheep are suffering from pathogens rendering them susceptible to pneumonia while having no effect on domestic sheep. Montana has killed 200 bighorns to thwart an outbreak.  (File Associated Press)

Harmful wild sheep measure removed from House bill

WILDLIFE -- A coalition of sportsmen-conservationists today applauded the elimination of a controversial amendment from a U.S. House of Representatives appropriations bill that would have prohibited implementation of a science-based management plan for bighorn sheep populations in a national forest in Idaho. The Association of...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012

FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2011

MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2011

A bighorn sheep ram curls its lips to collect more sensory information as it seeks receptive ewes during the late November-December breeding season in Montana. (Jaime Johnson)

Winter doesn't chill bighorn ram's desire

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The party's over for elk. Bull moose have given up on the girls. Deer are losing their urges and getting serious about consuming enough calories to endure the winter. Meanwhile, bighorn sheep are getting it on. December is the peak of the...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2011

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2011

FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 2011

THURSDAY, AUG. 4, 2011

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