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Bighorn Sheep

The new World's Record bighorn sheep was found on Montana's Wild Horse Island and is owned by the state. WORLD'S RECORD! By Clay Brewer, Kevin Hurley, Kurt Alt and Gray Thornton – The Wild Sheep Foundation Three of the top five Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep recorded by the Boone and Crockett Club...
For the Love of Rams - Our friends at the Wild Sheep Foundation wrapped up their “Sheep Show” in January and raised a pile of money for sheep conservation across North America. To recognize a job well done, we found it only fitting to help them celebrate with a little throwback to the old days of sheep hunting. The following photos were hand-picked from Great Rams III and Great Rams IV , published by the Boone and Crockett Club.
Colorado hadn’t seen a state-record ram in more than two decades, and the state has never seen a 200-point ram enter the records. But then, the state saw two number-one rams in two weeks.
By Lester A. Kish 21st Big Game Awards Program| From Legendary Hunts To say that hunting is a sport of luck is an understatement. In 1990, I had the good fortune to draw a bighorn sheep permit in Montana’s Unit 213, near Anaconda. With odds exceeding 100 to 1, just drawing the permit was an...
During the fall rut, you will likely hear them before you see them. As two bighorn rams battle for dominance, the crack of their horns will echo through the canyons some call home. If you’re lucky enough to have a tag for one, maybe you’ll see one of these brutes featured below.
A new state record gets one sheep hunter closer to his first Grand Slam By PJ DelHomme Growing up an Indiana boy, Grant Smith chased the state’s abundant whitetails and turkey. When he was all grown up, Smith took a trip to Colorado with his wife and discovered bighorn sheep. “I was just fascinated...
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The four wild sheep categories recognized by B&C offer some of the most fascinating variety of life styles and living conditions of any species of North American big game. There are two types of sheep, bighorn, which include bighorn and desert bighorn, and thinhorn, which include Dall’s and Stone’s sheep. Growth rings on a sheep’s horns help tell its age, just like tree rings. Horns grow throughout an animal’s lifetime, and, unlike antlers, are never shed.
By Vernon C. Bleich Steep, rocky terrain is widely recognized as an important component of bighorn sheep habitat. Visual openness, however, also is important because it enhances the probability that bighorn sheep can detect and evade predators. In southern California, some populations of bighorn...
Implications for Reintroduction and Conservation By Jericho C. Whiting (Senior Wildlife Biologist, Gonzales-Stoller Surveillance) and R. Terry Bowyer (Professional Member, Boone and Crockett Club) Populations of bighorn sheep, which once numbered in the thousands, have declined markedly since the...

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