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Offline LDennis24

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Bad News on Antelope Island!
« on: January 12, 2019, 01:23:13 PM »

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Re: Bad News on Antelope Island!
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2019, 01:28:31 PM »
Bummer for sure.
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Re: Bad News on Antelope Island!
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2019, 01:37:17 PM »
I know nothing about Antelope Island. Is there obviously domestic sheep on it?
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Re: Bad News on Antelope Island!
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2019, 02:05:38 PM »
Looks like Utard will have less wildlife for sale in the near future. 

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Re: Bad News on Antelope Island!
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2019, 02:28:02 PM »
No, actually the purpose of the herd on the island is to protect it from domestic sheep and the diseases they carry. They then in turn use the herd to boost herd genetics in other areas. The sale of the sheep hunting tags is actually beneficial to the greater good of bighorn sheep conservation so the comment about selling wildlife sounds ignorant.

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Re: Bad News on Antelope Island!
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2019, 02:53:44 PM »
No, actually the purpose of the herd on the island is to protect it from domestic sheep and the diseases they carry. They then in turn use the herd to boost herd genetics in other areas. The sale of the sheep hunting tags is actually beneficial to the greater good of bighorn sheep conservation so the comment about selling wildlife sounds ignorant.

Youíll get mixed reactions from lots of folks about his and your comments. Not ignorant. Just opinions.
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Re: Bad News on Antelope Island!
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2019, 03:07:13 PM »
No, actually the purpose of the herd on the island is to protect it from domestic sheep and the diseases they carry. They then in turn use the herd to boost herd genetics in other areas. The sale of the sheep hunting tags is actually beneficial to the greater good of bighorn sheep conservation so the comment about selling wildlife sounds ignorant.
Is this the king's wildlife?  Maybe you're ignorant.  Are you familiar with the North American Model?

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Re: Bad News on Antelope Island!
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2019, 03:08:57 PM »
No, actually the purpose of the herd on the island is to protect it from domestic sheep and the diseases they carry. They then in turn use the herd to boost herd genetics in other areas. The sale of the sheep hunting tags is actually beneficial to the greater good of bighorn sheep conservation so the comment about selling wildlife sounds ignorant.
Here you go. 
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Re: Bad News on Antelope Island!
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2019, 03:11:03 PM »
Sad to hear of the dieoff, the fact is that the herd was used to augment other herds that provided sheep hunting opportunities to many hunters.
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Re: Bad News on Antelope Island!
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2019, 03:51:05 PM »
Is that the same island that they have trophy mule deer hunts as well or is that a different island?
Will that effect the mule deer herd?
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Bad News on Antelope Island!
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2019, 04:59:40 PM »
Is that the same island that they have trophy mule deer hunts as well or is that a different island?
Will that effect the mule deer herd?

Same island.

I donít know enough to say for sure but I donít think the influenza affects deer. The virus is carried by domestic sheep who are vaccinated against it. Domestic sheep that are grazed on land that carries wild sheep come in contact with the wild sheep and spread the virus. Pretty much a death sentence for wild sheep.  That was the reason for the Tieton herd to be culled and a lot of the Umtanum herd to also be killed. To stop the spread.  Howíd it get onto the island though?
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Re: Bad News on Antelope Island!
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2019, 05:18:31 PM »
Iím guessing scientists will be on the lookout for a new vector

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Re: Bad News on Antelope Island!
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2019, 06:11:36 PM »
That sucks! Sad to hear.  :bash:

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Re: Bad News on Antelope Island!
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2019, 06:14:10 PM »
No, actually the purpose of the herd on the island is to protect it from domestic sheep and the diseases they carry. They then in turn use the herd to boost herd genetics in other areas. The sale of the sheep hunting tags is actually beneficial to the greater good of bighorn sheep conservation so the comment about selling wildlife sounds ignorant.
Is this the king's wildlife?  Maybe you're ignorant.  Are you familiar with the North American Model?
What's the point your trying to make?

 


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