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Outdoors blog bighorn sheep archive

THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011

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)

WSU study tests new vaccine for bighorn sheep

WILDLIFE RESEARCH -- Reseachers may finally be on track of a tool to deal with the diseases wreaking havoc with bighorn sheep herds in the West. A Washington State University wildlife disease researcher has produced an experimental vaccine that appears to have protected four bighorn...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2011

Photographer fined for baiting bighorn

WILDLIFE -- A Montana photographer has been convicted of illegally feeding bighorn sheep near Big Sky Road in order to photograph them with the area's signature mountain -- Lone Peak -- in the background. The state Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department says 35-year-old Ryan Molde...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 30, 2010

Bighorn sheep graze  in the Yakima River Canyon in 2008.  (File Associated Press)

Region's bighorns slammed by disease

WILDLIFE -- Bighorn sheep took a big hit in the Yakima region as well as in Western Montana in 2010, and no one can say the carnage is over. Pneumonia killed many of the bighorns outright while wildlife managers shot and killed even more to...

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