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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 Department of Fish and Wildlife staff, along with staff from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and volunteers with the Wenatchee Sportsman’s Association and Washington Wild Sheep Foundation, captured 28 sheep and sent 20 of them to a new home in Utah, according to a WDFW news release.

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 might be time for the agile, bearded animals to go.

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 there were more connected with each other, compared to sheep populations of today.

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 deadly viruses.

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 season, gets into full swing.

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 was near the town of Chelan in central Washington on Tuesday when he saw a herd of bighorn sheep on the hillside above the roadway.

Record $480K bid for bighorn sheep tag — the rest of the story

HUNTING -- The secrecy protecting deep-pocket bidders at trophy big-game hunting tag auctions mysteriously stepped up around 2013 after the record bid was made for a bighorn sheep tag. A February New York Times story -- well worth reading -- on bighorn sheep hunting and...

Hells Canyon bighorn sheep captured, released by researchers

WILDLIFE -- Helicopters are flying in Hells Canyon starting today for a two-week effort to capture 100 bighorn sheep in five herds in a multi-state research effort. Idaho, Oregon and Washington wildlife agencies are joining forces through Feb. 14 to boost the ongoing Hells Canyon...