bighorn sheep

[6/11/19] Bighorn Herds Thriving

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Bighorn sheep have made a comeback in Washington since almost disappearing from the state by the 1930’s due to over-hunting, disease, and habitat loss. Currently Washington is home to an estimated 1,700 wild bighorn sheep which range in 17 herds, from near the Canadian boarder to Yakima. Ten of those 17 herds range on the […]

[6/11/19] Big Horn Sheep

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The Forest Service is expanding their efforts to balance Bighorn Sheep with domestic grazing needs. Once a native species of Washington State, by the 1930s bighorn sheep had been almost removed largely through over-hunting, disease, and habitat loss. Now Washington is home to an estimated 1,700 wild bighorn sheep which range in 17 herds. From […]