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Courtesy Game and Fish Dept. Big horn sheep, while forgotten by many in favor of other more commonly hunted species, have been affected this winter as well. Six of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department's radio-collared big horns have died as a result of the severe winter weather.

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As a game species, North Dakota's big horn sheep are often over looked when the public considers the impact of adverse weather on its population.

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Big horn tags aren't nearly as readily available as deer and pronghorn tags as they sit as one of the state's "once-in-a-lifetime" licenses and many hunters never get a chance to see one in the state, let alone hunt one.

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