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BEST WA. SHEEP UNIT WITH A BOW?
« on: February 12, 2010, 12:14:15 AM »
if im going to be lucky enough to draw a sheep tag this year does anyone know which unit a guy would have better odds at one with a bow? :chuckle:

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Re: BEST WA. SHEEP UNIT WITH A BOW?
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2010, 12:18:13 AM »
Been hitting the juice tonight huh, keep dreaming. :chuckle:
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Re: BEST WA. SHEEP UNIT WITH A BOW?
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2010, 12:33:06 AM »
Been hitting the juice tonight huh, keep dreaming. :chuckle:
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Re: BEST WA. SHEEP UNIT WITH A BOW?
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2010, 01:17:06 AM »
Been hitting the juice tonight huh, keep dreaming. :chuckle:


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Re: BEST WA. SHEEP UNIT WITH A BOW?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2010, 05:53:12 AM »
knowing your luck with tags.... you'll probably have your pick of units ;)

I'm sure that you could get it done in any unit but if you draw Wenaha I'm coming with you!!!!!

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Re: BEST WA. SHEEP UNIT WITH A BOW?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2010, 05:55:19 AM »
You might want to quit mixing your medication and alcohol!!

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Re: BEST WA. SHEEP UNIT WITH A BOW?
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2010, 10:47:34 AM »
whatever one you draw. 

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Re: BEST WA. SHEEP UNIT WITH A BOW?
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2010, 10:21:55 PM »
Won't be Wenaha this year, as there is not a draw tag offered in 2010!!!!!!!!!!!

Sheep with a bow??  Tough hunt..

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Re: BEST WA. SHEEP UNIT WITH A BOW?
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2010, 10:57:51 PM »
knowing your luck with tags.... you'll probably have your pick of units ;)

I'm sure that you could get it done in any unit but if you draw Wenaha I'm coming with you!!!!!

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Re: BEST WA. SHEEP UNIT WITH A BOW?
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2010, 07:31:37 AM »
well, I guess that's one less sheep tag I'll get this year.

What about the Tucannon herd, i know we won't see a hunt for awhile but I've been seeing lots more sheep in there. They must be bringing them in, most of the ladies are wearing pretty necklaces.

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Re: BEST WA. SHEEP UNIT WITH A BOW?
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2010, 10:41:37 AM »
I know a good spot in the Swakane, I ran into a herd of 9 in there with a huge ram wearing a necklace and a couple orange earings....Made him real easy to spot..
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Re: BEST WA. SHEEP UNIT WITH A BOW?
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2010, 08:11:01 PM »
sorry,  sometimes the fire water gets the best of me,  i might have to borrow a rifle. :chuckle:

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Re: BEST WA. SHEEP UNIT WITH A BOW?
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2010, 08:18:31 PM »
My neighbor stuck his Ram on Cleman Mountain a few years back.
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Re: BEST WA. SHEEP UNIT WITH A BOW?
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2010, 08:26:20 PM »
with sheep i would say the chances are slim and you would have equal chance to do it in any unit you draw :twocents:
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Re: BEST WA. SHEEP UNIT WITH A BOW?
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2010, 09:37:53 PM »
About 25 new releases in the Tucannon this fall.  We saw the same bunch as Bluebulls. There were 12 in the bunch all the mature had collars and tags.  Mixed ewes and rams.  The School Fire really hurt that small bunch in 2005.  The fire went through their range at 3000 acres per hour, with a front of 2 and 1/2 miles when it crossed the 40 road.

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Re: BEST WA. SHEEP UNIT WITH A BOW?
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2010, 01:05:25 PM »
killed a few of them too if I remember correctly.
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Re: BEST WA. SHEEP UNIT WITH A BOW?
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2010, 01:08:43 PM »
Killed almost all of them.

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Re: BEST WA. SHEEP UNIT WITH A BOW?
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2010, 02:48:20 PM »
Ten of the twelve existing Tucannon bighorns were captured two days after Thanksgiving in 2009.  Adults were fitted with radio collars; all sheep were ear-tagged.  In addition to throat swabs and blood samples, all sheep were also treated for scabies.  The herd has been struggling for years and took a big blow during the School Fire.  Scabies also seems to have a greater negative impact on the California sub species.  Rockies that were transplanted into the Wenaha in the 1980's are believed to have passed the problem on to the sheep in the Tucannon.  It seems Rockies are more resiliant to Scabies but rarely does it cause mortality.  The Asotin herd is an example--scabies is present but the herd is still doing well.  The embedded pic is of a severe scabies outbreak in one of the Tucannon lambs.

The Montana transplant is unfortunately an uncertainty at this point.  The orginal herd source was declined by the Washington state vet due to a positive test for a sour mouth type disease.  The bio's were left scrambling and are trying to work out another herd source in Montana.  The deadline for moving sheep due to pregnant ewe concerns is March 1.  I will keep you posted.

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Re: BEST WA. SHEEP UNIT WITH A BOW?
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2010, 06:08:52 AM »
There were 12 in the group we saw this winter. I saw 3 rams in there last spring that were definitely not in this group. are there only 12? do rams visit from other herds?  last year I heard that there were only 9 left???

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Re: BEST WA. SHEEP UNIT WITH A BOW?
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2010, 06:50:25 AM »
The morning of the capture all twelve were in one group below the hatchery.  By noon that day, two had successfully avoided capture.  The helicopter spent considerable time flying in search of other sheep but to no avail.  Not saying there aren't more in there, that's all that was found that day.  A discussion was held that day on when/how to capture the two unmarked sheep.  I do not know if they ever did.   It was the tail end of the rut and the prime time for rams to go on a serious walk about in search of a date.  As I recall there were 3 lambs in the group this year so your count from last year sounds accurate.  If you have a few extra minutes the next time you spot the group of 12 can you let me know if in fact each and everyone is collared and/or ear tagged?  Thanks

 

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