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North Dakota Game and Fish Department Photo Bighorn sheep from Alberta run to freedom Feb. 12 after being released into the North Dakota Badlands west of Grassy Butte. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department received 24 bighorns from a site in Alberta, with much of the funding provided by the Midwest Chapter of the Wild Sheep Foundation. The bighorns are thriving in their new home, biologists said.

ND relocates 24 bighorns from Alberta: Sheep from robust Canadian population will greatly benefit Badlands herd, North Dakota Game and Fish officials say

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GRASSY BUTTE — North Dakota’s bighorn sheep herd grew by 24 animals this month, with the relocation of two young rams and 22 ewes from the site of a coal mine near Jasper National Park in western Alberta.

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Brad Dokken
Brad Dokken is editor of the Herald's Northland Outdoors section and also works as a copy editor and page designer. Dokken joined the Herald company in November 1985 as a copy editor for Agweek magazine and joined the Herald staff in 1989. He worked as a copy editor in the features and news departments before becoming outdoors editor in 1998. He also writes a blog called Compass Points. A Roseau, Minn., native, Dokken is a graduate of Bemidji State University. 
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