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bighorn sheep

September 1, 2016
Wild Mountain Sheep feeding on a hilltop at Waterton Lakes National Park.
Eight hunting licenses issued for Badlands' bighorn sheep
September 1, 2016 - 10:38pm
March 21, 2016
Bighorn sheep count up 8 percent in western N.D. Badlands
March 21, 2016 - 5:11pm
March 8, 2016
There are never more than a handful of licenses available for the bighorn sheep hunting season in North Dakota, but after a year without a season because of a wave of bacterial pneumonia afflicted the animals in the state, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department has announced the 2016 season will go ahead, as long as no further issues are found in the animal. (Craig Bihrle / North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
Game and Fish brings back bighorn sheep season
March 8, 2016 - 4:46pm
October 1, 2014
Courtesy Photo by North Dakota Game and Fish Department 
Two bighorn sheep walk along the steep hills of the Badlands in western North Dakota. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is concerned that pneumonia is killing the animals off, and domestic sheep producers are upset they have been singled out as the source of the illness.
Bighorn die-off blame burns sheep producers: Game and Fish not sure if pneumonia came from local herd
October 1, 2014 - 10:07pm
September 9, 2014
North Dakota Game and Fish Department Photo
Officials say that at least 20 bighorn sheep, like the ones shown above in this undated photo, have died of pneumonia in the northern Badlands region since August.
Radio signaling dead bighorns: Mortality slowing, but only time will tell how many die
September 9, 2014 - 8:03pm
June 28, 2014
Wildlife crossing planned for Hwy. 85 expansion in Oil Patch
June 28, 2014 - 11:06pm
April 30, 2014
The Game and Fish Department’s spring bighorn sheep survey indicated a minimum of 293 bighorns in western North Dakota, virtually unchanged from the 2013 count of 297. (Courtesy Photo by N.D. Game and Fish)
Leier: Bighorn sheep hold their own through winter
April 30, 2014 - 10:10am
April 7, 2014
Bighorn sheep population stable in western N.D.
April 7, 2014 - 10:22am
October 24, 2013
North Dakota Game and Fish Department Courtesy Photo 
Bighorn sheep numbers increased again in the northern Badlands but continue to struggle south of the Interstate.
Bighorn sheep population stays steady
October 24, 2013 - 12:20am
April 18, 2013
North Dakota Game and Fish Department Courtesy Photo 
The annual spring bighorn sheep survey revealed around 300 bighorn sheep in western North Dakota.
Survey reveals 300 bighorn sheep
April 18, 2013 - 12:04am
March 7, 2013
North Dakota Game and Fish Department Courtesy Photo 
The deadline to submit an application for the 2013 North Dakota moose, elk and bighorn sheep license lottery is March 27.
Big game starts 2013 application season
March 7, 2013 - 12:03am
February 28, 2013
Hunters success rate for elk was high in western ND
February 28, 2013 - 12:04am
February 25, 2010
Officials: Entire bighorn herd may have pneumonia
February 25, 2010 - 9:50am
February 4, 2010
Courtesy Photo
Bighorn sheep run out of a trailer after being captured and transplanted to U.S. Forest Service land east of Theodore Roosevelt National Park's North Unit in 2006 in this photo courtesy of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.
NDGF plans to transplant bighorn sheep
February 4, 2010 - 12:00am