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Title: Sheep tags
Post by: time2hunt on April 26, 2019, 08:29:21 PM
Iím a little surprise at all the ewe and Juvenal ram tags. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190427/8b40eec9162a95f11f0a5062870512af.jpg)


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Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: sagerat on April 26, 2019, 08:45:17 PM
No kidding, I didnít see that coming...
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: fishngamereaper on April 26, 2019, 08:46:32 PM
I was looking at those and for the life of me I can't figure out what the state is trying to accomplish with those tags ...maybe someone knows that can shed some light on it ..seems to me your hurting the herd and impacting future any ram tags.
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: time2hunt on April 26, 2019, 08:48:31 PM
Donít forget we gave Utah a bunch earlier this year.


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Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: Naches Sportsman on April 26, 2019, 08:49:11 PM
Haven't those sheep been battling illness and poor lamb recruitment in that area?
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: gee_unit360 on April 26, 2019, 08:57:54 PM
WDFW no rhyme or reason for anything. No clue how to manage anything. Just lost.
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: fishngamereaper on April 26, 2019, 08:58:52 PM
I hate the feeling but sometimes it seems like the state is using the special permit hunts against us...just pawns in their game of chess.
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: Karl Blanchard on April 26, 2019, 09:02:44 PM
Or there could a legitimate reason :dunno:
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: fishngamereaper on April 26, 2019, 09:05:44 PM
Or there could a legitimate reason :dunno:

Very well could be ..but I can't think of one...it's like a few years ago when they gave out cow tags like candy...made no sense and did nothing for the herd. But I could be way off... wouldn't be the first time..
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: sagerat on April 26, 2019, 09:07:39 PM
Or there could a legitimate reason :dunno:

Very well could be ..but I can't think of one...it's like a few years ago when they gave out cow tags like candy...made no sense and did nothing for the herd. But I could be way off... wouldn't be the first time..


Hopefully itís not a sign of bad things coming...
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: bobcat on April 26, 2019, 09:26:45 PM
Too many sheep. The areas they are in are small. The herds don't have that much room to expand. Using hunters to keep the population in check, just as they should.
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: justyhntr on April 27, 2019, 04:13:39 AM
It's a cull in the areas that have a big problem with pneumonia in an effort to get the disease under control. I believe it was South Dakota that did this a few years ago with good results. Short term less sheep, but the hope is to the herds will get healthy and rebound. That was the reason the WDFW gave us at one of the last GMAC meetings.
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: wheels on April 27, 2019, 11:34:32 AM
cant understand why those  sheep couldn't be used to help or start another herd
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: CAMPMEAT on April 27, 2019, 12:31:49 PM
No Vulcan Mt. Sheep out of Curlew ???
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: fishngamereaper on April 27, 2019, 01:46:54 PM
If it's a cull why doesn't the state do it on their own terms and pick out the sheep that they suspect are sick. Random hunters are going to shoot any old sheep. Which won't do much for the herd if the problem sheep aren't addressed. I understand wanting herd health but this seems like a odd way..and if its about the size of the herd why have ram tags been reduced over the years.
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: time2hunt on April 27, 2019, 01:56:01 PM
Tell me if this is not confusing 🤔 (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190427/ca2845f4bd9ecad6a1250b22e45080aa.jpg)


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Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: time2hunt on April 27, 2019, 01:58:08 PM
Non sheep hunter and or non educated on lamb tips and broomed off rams is asking for trouble.


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Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: X-Force on April 27, 2019, 03:49:07 PM
Iím assuming wdfw will have a sheep test like they do for goats and bears.

Iím excited for the opportunity
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: bobcat on April 27, 2019, 04:22:08 PM
Actually it looks pretty easy to tell the difference. If it's close and you're not sure, don't shoot. Plenty of sheep out there so just pick another one to take.
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: fishngamereaper on April 27, 2019, 04:31:06 PM
I think if you've harvested a sheep already your input doesn't count.... :rolleyes: :chuckle:
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: time2hunt on April 27, 2019, 04:44:49 PM
Bobcat
 not everyone is a expert like you on sheep hunting. Iíve only been on probably ten sheep hunts and trust me people get excited and when the see a ram let alone a young ram with lamb tip just hitting that 3/4 stage.


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Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: bobcat on April 27, 2019, 05:45:59 PM
Well, first of all I'm far from an expert on sheep. I don't know what else to say. Do you have a suggestion as to what should or could be done differently? I don't really see how it's all that much different than being restricted to "true spike" only when hunting elk in some units, or 3 point minimum for mule deer. I guess if hunters aren't capable of following the restrictions then they just shouldn't offer the tags, is that what you're saying?
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: time2hunt on April 27, 2019, 05:56:48 PM
Iím saying that sooner or later someone will make a mistake and shoot a mature ram. Iím for a few cull tags on ewes if it will help the cough issue. But shooting the future potential breeding stock makes no sense. Why not start a new unit? Maybe transplant a few younger ram for different genetic in different units. Better yet why donít they just tell us why. A short little blurb in the pamphlet explaining there reason would go a long ways.


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Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: bobcat on April 27, 2019, 06:03:54 PM
Does this help to answer the question?

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The population of bighorn sheep in the Yakima Canyon (ďUmtanumĒ and ďSelahĒ hunt units) continues to decline from a series of lamb recruitment failures subsequent to the pneumonia die-off of 2009-10. The department plans to capture, test, and remove animals likely to be the source of the continued pathogen spread. Success in this effort is much more likely if the herd is first reduced (and that reduction may, in part, help remove the pathogen spreaders). Thus, a substantial, temporary increase in permits (primarily for ewes) is proposed to reduce the population to a size where spreaders can be found and selectively removed.

Staff recommendation:

Revise permit numbers in the Selah Butte, Umtanum, Cleman, Quilomene, and Vulcan Mountain bighorn sheep herds.

Policy issue(s) and expected outcome:

ēSustainable bighorn sheep populations
ēRecover bighorns in the Yakima Canyon where very few lambs have been recruited since 2012, by removing enough animals to allow an effective program of identifying and removing pathogen spreaders
ēProviding hunter opportunity

Fiscal impacts of agency implementation:

No fiscal impacts beyond the status quo.Public involvement process used and what you learned:The department notified approximately 12,000 individuals and organizations informing them of the opportunity to provide comment on the proposed regulation amendments. Additionally, these individuals and organizations were informed of the opportunity to provide verbal testimony at the March 1-2, 2019 Commission meeting in Spokane.

https://wdfw.wa.gov/sites/default/files/about/commission/meetings/2019/04/apr04_14_summary.pdf
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: wheels on April 27, 2019, 06:23:33 PM
so as i read it  thinning the herd to  be able to do something about sick sheep ?
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: time2hunt on April 27, 2019, 06:46:04 PM
I hope 🤞 it works


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Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: sagerat on April 27, 2019, 07:34:37 PM
Iím confident in my ability to tell the difference and will be donating an app fee.
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: huntnfmly on April 27, 2019, 08:06:12 PM
I'm no sheep Bio but I did sleep at a Holiday inn express last night and it seems stupid to thin the heard like that so it's easier to identify the sick ones so they then can kill them.
There has to be a better way to do that
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: Tbar on April 27, 2019, 08:21:08 PM
I'm no sheep Bio but I did sleep at a Holiday inn express last night and it seems stupid to thin the heard like that so it's easier to identify the sick ones so they then can kill them.
There has to be a better way to do that
Carriers show zero signs.
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: MtnMuley on April 28, 2019, 03:44:24 PM
Too many sheep. The areas they are in are small. The herds don't have that much room to expand.

Well, I can say that I've spent 20 plus days the last 2 years in both those two areas specifically targeting sheep and this is as far from the truth as can be. There is definately not "too many sheep".I don't know how familiar you are with the canyon sheep, but the number of juvenile rams isn't even close to the number in the Clemans area.
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: bobcat on April 28, 2019, 04:04:31 PM
Okay, so I worded it incorrectly, maybe. I'm not a biologist. Did you read the info I posted from the WDFW? They want/need to reduce the population. So like I said, there's too many sheep. But that's according to the WDFW. You're free to disagree. But  only going by what the WDFW biologists say, and obviously they know a lot more about the situation than I do.


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Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: MtnMuley on April 28, 2019, 04:22:33 PM
Okay, so I worded it incorrectly, maybe. I'm not a biologist. Did you read the info I posted from the WDFW? They want/need to reduce the population. So like I said, there's too many sheep. But that's according to the WDFW. You're free to disagree. But  only going by what the WDFW biologists say, and obviously they know a lot more about the situation than I do.


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Actually, you should re-read the first sentence in the quote you took. The Canyon sheep are in a decline, so they way I see it, there's not too many sheep.
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: bobcat on April 28, 2019, 04:52:20 PM
Okay, so I worded it incorrectly, maybe. I'm not a biologist. Did you read the info I posted from the WDFW? They want/need to reduce the population. So like I said, there's too many sheep. But that's according to the WDFW. You're free to disagree. But  only going by what the WDFW biologists say, and obviously they know a lot more about the situation than I do.


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Actually, you should re-read the first sentence in the quote you took. The Canyon sheep are in a decline, so they way I see it, there's not too many sheep.

But they're in decline because they're sick and the lambs aren't surviving. The entire herd could potentially die off if they can't get rid of the individuals that are sick. And therefore they want to reduce the numbers even further to help with that. That's how I understand it and I'm only going by what the WDFW is saying.
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: jackelope on April 28, 2019, 05:32:20 PM
I'm no sheep Bio but I did sleep at a Holiday inn express last night and it seems stupid to thin the heard like that so it's easier to identify the sick ones so they then can kill them.
There has to be a better way to do that
Carriers show zero signs.

Iíve never actually been on a cull hunt, but I know they were glassing for sick sheep from the canyon road and walking in the USDA guys to shoot them when they were culling them a few years back. Just to clarify... carriers may have zero sign, but the sheep that are beyond the carrier stage and that are sick are identifiable. Would you say thatís accurate?
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: Tbar on April 28, 2019, 05:51:36 PM
I'm no sheep Bio but I did sleep at a Holiday inn express last night and it seems stupid to thin the heard like that so it's easier to identify the sick ones so they then can kill them.
There has to be a better way to do that
Carriers show zero signs.

Iíve never actually been on a cull hunt, but I know they were glassing for sick sheep from the canyon road and walking in the USDA guys to shoot them when they were culling them a few years back. Just to clarify... carriers may have zero sign, but the sheep that are beyond the carrier stage and that are sick are identifiable. Would you say thatís accurate?
Carriers often never develop signs of the disease and live an apparently normal life while spreading the disease.  This is what leads to elimination of localized herds.  (This happened twice in recent memory) It's a very difficult disease and every herd in wa is at risk of cross contamination with domestic.
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: ramslam on May 03, 2019, 03:28:10 PM
It is my understanding the plan is to bring the numbers down in the five unique sub-populations to a herd size that a "Test and Cull" management can be applied.  Same thing was done a few years ago in Asotin when a spillover occurred.   As a couple folks have stated, the sick ones are not visibly sick and can continue to pass the M Ovi for years following the original outbreak.  The theory is along the lines of the "Typhoid Mary" situation from a hundred years ago where one seemingly healthy individual unknowingly infects others that are in proximity. 

Hopefully, hunters can reduce the herds down to sizes where animals can be tested multiple times over a year or two and those positive can be culled.  I think in Asotin it was only a couple ewes (out of 25 or so adult ewes) that repeatedly were infecting lambs and other adults.  Will it work? Who knows but I applaud Bernie and other staff for trying to figure out a way to turn the Umtanum and Selah herds around.   
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: time2hunt on May 03, 2019, 03:56:09 PM
Thank you your response is very much appreciated.


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Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: Gringo31 on May 15, 2019, 01:52:40 PM
I have a lot of questions on this....but it seems carriers would be one step closer to being resistant? 

All of this could be fixed by more man power?  Smaller herd makes it easier to test everyone more often?
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: shootem on May 15, 2019, 07:26:54 PM
Anyone know if the sick sheep are still edible or pose a health hazard to humans?
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: Limhangerslayer on May 15, 2019, 07:58:40 PM
I wish they would of thought of something like this before letting the tribe destroy the tieton herd then cleaning them up with the contracted guys
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: Oh Mah on May 15, 2019, 09:30:18 PM
Anyone know if the sick sheep are still edible or pose a health hazard to humans?
They are edible,The pneumonia does not bother humans.

I remember when hunters were all up in arms when the state hired pro hunters to come in and cull the sheep saying things like the state should have allowed WA. hunters to buy the tags and hunt them instead so they were not wasted,Now they have done exactly that and some are unhappy with that decision?  :bash:
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: X-Force on May 15, 2019, 10:07:17 PM
Anyone know if the sick sheep are still edible or pose a health hazard to humans?
They are edible,The pneumonia does not bother humans.

I remember when hunters were all up in arms when the state hired pro hunters to come in and cull the sheep saying things like the state should have allowed WA. hunters to buy the tags and hunt them instead so they were not wasted,Now they have done exactly that and some are unhappy with that decision?  :bash:

Sounds about right.
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: Gringo31 on May 16, 2019, 05:44:07 PM
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I remember when hunters were all up in arms when the state hired pro hunters to come in and cull the sheep saying things like the state should have allowed WA. hunters to buy the tags and hunt them instead so they were not wasted,Now they have done exactly that and some are unhappy with that decision?

IF this is the case I applaud them.....but when these outbreaks happen, they usually for the good of the herd, don't wait several months before the killing starts.  It's for that reason I'm still skeptical.
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: Oh Mah on May 16, 2019, 11:42:34 PM
if we kull the herd and remove the sick/carriers then and only then will transplanting sheep to these areas be viable.Read about the past wastes of transplanting you will understand this a little better.  :tup: They are having offspring in decent numbers only to contract the illness and die as lambs.It is a good plan they are not using our money to pay for it to be done.Still giving the opportunity for hunters.Trying to fix the problem.It is a win win.
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: hunter-4-life on May 17, 2019, 08:02:57 AM
The way the wdfw is going about this is not a terrible idea. They are giving sportsmen an increased opportunity to draw a sheep tag by offering these tags to cull the heards. Also with no surprise at all itís generating more revenue for the wdfw. Itís funny how when the wdfw donít offer enough tags people b**** and when they offer to many tags people still b****.
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: fishngamereaper on May 17, 2019, 08:35:53 AM
If it's a cull for health reasons why not do an emergency season in June and get the testing done this summer. Seems waiting till Sept is counter productive to the goal.

And resistance comes from culling dozens of juvenile rams from herds that can only afford to have 2-5 mature rams taken from them any given year.

I hope it's going to benefit the herd in the long term but I lack the faith in wdfw that some of you guys possess.
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: MtnMuley on May 17, 2019, 01:10:36 PM
If they are so concerned about the Canyon herd and knocking the numbers back even further than they are, then why the hell did they take all the Mt. Hull tags away where there had actually just been a confirmed case of the disease? Wouldn't one think they might want to increase tags there to get the numbers down where there is actually a current issue rather than eliminating all the tags like they've just done?
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: huntnphool on May 17, 2019, 01:44:36 PM
The way the wdfw is going about this is not a terrible idea. They are giving sportsmen an increased opportunity to draw a sheep tag by offering these tags to cull the heards. Also with no surprise at all itís generating more revenue for the wdfw. Itís funny how when the wdfw donít offer enough tags people b**** and when they offer to many tags people still b****.

 Im waiting for the thread discussing no more sheep applying for those that draw a juvi ram tag.

 Some discussions are just inevitable. :chuckle:
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: idaho guy on May 17, 2019, 02:53:01 PM
What do you all think the ofds will be like for juvenile ram?
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: Oh Mah on May 17, 2019, 04:04:38 PM
If they are so concerned about the Canyon herd and knocking the numbers back even further than they are, then why the hell did they take all the Mt. Hull tags away where there had actually just been a confirmed case of the disease? Wouldn't one think they might want to increase tags there to get the numbers down where there is actually a current issue rather than eliminating all the tags like they've just done?
How many in the MT. Hull herd have the disease?They are wanting to get the sick ones out so they can reintroduce healthy ones back in without getting sick from the sick ones that are there right now.Waiting until season will make no difference to the sick juvy or adult sheep that will be hunted,If they are alive they are carriers.With some hunters in every state the Dept. can't win for losing ever.Dammed if they do Dammed if they don't.  :cryriver: At this time MT. HULL HAS 1 THAT'S RIGHT 1 CONFIRMED PNEUMONIA SICK SHEEP.
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: dscubame on May 17, 2019, 04:46:24 PM
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Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: h20hunter on May 17, 2019, 05:48:14 PM
Seriously.  Stop. Edited and locked for now.
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: coachcw on May 23, 2019, 06:18:07 AM
Insane idea , go ahead and kill the immature sheep and the mommas  :bash:
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: Limhangerslayer on May 23, 2019, 06:58:03 AM
Four ewes all had babies in tow yesterday morning in the mouth of the canyon.
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: Oh Mah on May 23, 2019, 07:11:07 AM
and they are probably already infected according to WDFW  :twocents:
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: shootem on May 23, 2019, 11:12:23 PM
Things don't make sense. We are supposedly killing off sheep because of disease but giving sheep to other states. So what gives. If disease is present why not use the supposedly healthy give aways to supplement the cull areas. If disease is present do other states really want our sheep? It would be nice to hear from the Rocky Mountain Sheep Foundation.
Title: Re: Sheep tags
Post by: huntnphool on May 23, 2019, 11:26:30 PM
Things don't make sense. We are supposedly killing off sheep because of disease but giving sheep to other states. So what gives. If disease is present why not use the supposedly healthy give aways to supplement the cull areas. If disease is present do other states really want our sheep? It would be nice to hear from the Rocky Mountain Sheep Foundation.

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