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Last Updated: 02/13/2008

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Trapping Operation Photos

 

setting up the trap
Game and Fish crew setting up the dropnet.
setting up the bighorn trap
Game and Fish crew securing a corner of the net.
ewes under a drop net
Bighorn ewes and lambs gather under the net.

 

Crew works to extract a bighorn ewe from the net
Crew works to extract a bighorn lamb from the net.

 

biologists place a radiocollar on a bighorn ewe
Biologists place a radio collar on a bighorn ewe.

 

receiving bighorn sheep at the loading site
Receiving bighorn sheep at the loading site.
 

 

bighorn sheep in the transport trailer
Bighorn sheep in the transport trailer.
 

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