JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A popular hiking trail to an oasis in Joshua Tree National Park has been temporarily closed so bighorn sheep can get undisturbed access to water.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota wildlife officials are looking to increase the number of bighorn sheep hunting licenses for the next two years.
The bighorn sheep hunting season proposal for the 2022 and 2023 seasons increases the ram bighorn sheep licenses from eight to 10, with an additional license being made available for auction.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota wildlife officials say bighorn sheep are making a comeback in the state following a crippling disease outbreak in the Badlands.
There are almost 450 bighorns among populations managed by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, the National Park Service and the Three Affiliated Tribes Fish and Wildlife Division, The Bismarck Tribune reported.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Contractors hired by Grand Teton National Park have killed 50 invasive mountain goats this week in a campaign to protect the park's herd of native bighorn sheep.
When you see a nice handmade sweater, you know it took a while to make.
The knitting or crocheting is just part of it. (A fun online calculator at www.lovecrafts.com estimates how long anything from a basic scarf to a blanket, baby booties or patterned garment would take you; figure on 20 to 80 hours.)
BERLIN (AP) — Tasty bits of bread did the trick for about 700 sheep and goats to join Germany's drive to encourage more people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The animals were arranged on Monday into the shape of a roughly 100-meter (330-foot) syringe in a field at Schneverdingen, south of Hamburg.
BOLTON, Mass. (AP) — A 73-year-old volunteer at a Massachusetts animal therapy farm died over the weekend after she was repeatedly rammed by a sheep, police said.
Kim Taylor, of Wellesley, was caring for livestock in a pen alone at about 9 a.m.
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Tens of thousands of mountain lions, bears, bighorn sheep, squirrels, birds and lizards have met their fate in collisions with vehicles across California, according to a “roadkill” report that names a San Francisco Bay Area highway as the state's deadliest for wildlife.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials and a sheep industry group have dropped their appeals of a court ruling preventing sheep grazing in western Montana and eastern Idaho by a sheep research facility long targeted by environmental groups concerned about potential harm to grizzly bears and other wildlife.
Noomi Rapace flew into Iceland to film “Lamb” on a Sunday and on Monday morning, she was literally delivering baby lambs on camera. There wasn’t time to wait or practice. It was the last week of lambing season and the crew had already told the mother sheep that they could not give birth until Rapace arrived.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A man in Wyoming received a warning after taking a bighorn sheep lamb home with him.
The man said he found the lamb north of Jackson and brought it home because it seemed to be acting strangely, Wyoming Game and Fish Department warden Kyle Lash said.
PHOENIX (AP) — State wildlife officials and conservationists are offering up to $2,500 in reward money for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect or suspects in the recent poaching of a desert bighorn sheep at Gillespie Dam southwest of Phoenix.
BORREGO SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — An annual count of bighorn sheep scheduled for this weekend in a Southern California desert was canceled after a volunteer died while preparing for the excursion amid scorching heat, according to a newspaper report Sunday.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials and a sheep industry group have filed notices to appeal a federal court ruling involving an eastern Idaho sheep research facility long targeted by environmental groups concerned about the potential harm to grizzly bears and other wildlife.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A pet dog who vanished for two days after being ejected from a vehicle during an accident has been found apparently doing the job it was bred to do — herding sheep.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials in Nevada have started to crack down on its leash laws after recent reports of dogs attacking sheep used for wildfire reduction on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials said they will consider in coming years whether to reintroduce wild bison to a million-acre (400,000-hectare) federal wildlife refuge in central Montana, a move that would be at odds with Republicans in the state who want to limit where bison can roam...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday sided with conservation groups who said allowing domestic sheep to graze in a mountain range along the Idaho-Montana border as part of a government agriculture program could harm grizzly bears and other wildlife...
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — There’s something regal in the sprightly step and curious gaze of the long-horn sheep that roam the hills near Varisia, an abandoned village inside a U...
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — As few as 29 nonnative mountain goats remain in Teton Range in Wyoming after aggressive efforts to hunt the animals out of existence, wildlife officials said...
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Seventeen years after a Great Pyrenees sheepdog was rescued after faithfully guarding three stranded sheep in Logan Canyon, the man who brought the public’s attention to the plight is telling his full story...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A mysterious silver monolith that was placed in the Utah desert has disappeared less than 10 days after it was spotted by wildlife biologists performing a helicopter survey of bighorn sheep, federal officials and witnesses said...
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A disputed effort to help native bighorn sheep in Grand Teton National Park was scheduled to start Friday with a helicopter buzzing over rugged peaks with sharpshooters aboard tasked with killing nonnative mountain goats...
PYRAMID LAKE, Nev. (AP) — Nevada state wildlife officials and the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe teamed up this week to release 20 bighorn sheep into the hills above the desert lake on tribal land in an effort to reintroduce the species to part of its native habitat for the first time in nearly a century...
FAIRVIEW TWP. — Two sheep have been on the lamb for more than a week, turning heads across Mountain Top as they search for greener pastures.
The latest sighting took place Friday morning as drivers heading up state Route 309 encountered an unusual sight: a barnyard animal grazing in the median.
BEULAH, Wyo. — For the past several years a single female bighorn sheep has been calling the historic Ranch A, near Beulah, Wyo., home.
Residents around the area have reported seeing her frequently hanging out with whitetail deer.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A new survey has found a sharp decline in desert bighorn sheep in Southern California, and biologists suspect the cause is a disease contracted from domestic animals...
CHADRON — Bighorn sheep in the Panhandle are sporting some new hardware this week thanks to the work of a helicopter capture crew, wildlife professionals and volunteers.
South Dakota State University joined the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in capturing and processing a total of 48 sheep Monday and Tuesday — 22 in the Wildcat Hills near McGrew and 26 at three locations in the Pine Ridge near Chadron and Crawford.
It was on one of the gloomy August days, of which we had so many this year, that I visited Bella Alpacas Farm Sanctuary in New Milford.
The animals were a bit depressed (as was I) by the weather, so they were in hiding.
Wisconsin’s artisans put themselves in the right position, but France, by way of Pennsylvania, grabbed the cheese-infused glory.
A hard sheep’s milk cheese made at Mauleon Fromagerie in France and imported by Savencia Cheese USA in New Holland, Pennsylvania, was named best in show Thursday at the World Championship Cheese Contest at Monona Terrace.
A Republican group is poking fun at Conor Lamb's surname and his attempts to distance himself from Nancy Pelosi, cautioning voters in a new ad that he is going to be a liberal "sheep" for the polarizing House Democratic leader if he wins an open congressional seat in western Pennsylvania.
ANTELOPE ISLAND — Wes Livingston estimates that only around 20 people in the country have the same job as him.
Considering that he gets paid to hop out of helicopters and tackle wild animals, that number is fairly high.
GERING - There may be a new state record among bighorn sheep harvested in Nebraska. Archery hunter Jason Bruce of Lockeford, California, claimed success during Nebraska’s bighorn sheep season with a massive ram taken on private property in the rocky Wildcat Hills near Gering on Saturday, Dec.
Wildlife biologists are seeing signs of what could become a deadly outbreak of pneumonia in the bighorn sheep that congregate at Miller Butte.
The persistent coughing that’s telling of the bacteria-triggered respiratory sickness has been seen so far only in two lambs that a wildlife safari guide captured on video late last week.
Sonia Reid was watching bighorn sheep Tuesday morning at Miller Butte when a hunter cruised by with a dead mountain lion on top of his vehicle.
Her jaw dropped. The crew of photographers who joined her on Refuge Road were offended, she said, and perceived the lion’s placement above a dog kennel through a well-trafficked area as an orchestrated affront.
MITCHELL — Amidst the stalls and stacks of tightly colored wool in the Scotts Bluff County Events Center on Saturday, the sounds of spinning wheels and clacks of knitting needles mixed with conversation as patrons stopped in at different booths.
Biologists track bighorn sheep in northwest Nebraska as species fights ?to survive amid pneumonia scourge (copy)
CRAWFORD, Neb. — They could call it the Pine Ridge Rodeo.
Eighteen times in recent weeks, a team of wildlife biologists dashed into the hills and canyons of northwest Nebraska in a race-the-clock campaign to capture newborn Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep to help the species survive an ongoing pneumonia scourge.
HELENA — Hundreds of antlers, horns and hides piled high outside Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Great Falls office drew bids ranging from a few dollars to the thousands on Saturday.
It was the state’s semiannual auction of confiscated wildlife, with items including bighorn sheep horns, elk racks and shed antlers and even a few frozen mountain lion, bobcat and otter carcasses.
In the middle of a fast-developing town known for its desirable zip-code is a sheep farm believed to be the largest in South Jersey – and you wouldn't know it's there.
Little Hooves farm in Moorestown is where a flock of 300 sheep and lambs thrive mostly out-of-sight, inside three sprawling dairy barns that decades ago held cows.