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Author Topic: The Story Enviros Will Never Tell: Declining Populations of Bighorn Sheep on Har  (Read 462 times)

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The lions have been hammering the bighorns on Hart Mountain. No predator hunting allowed on the federal refuge. If you have a deer, pronghorn, or sheep tag, that's the only thing you're allowed to hunt.  I was down there around Halloween in the early 90's and there were bighorns running around chasing ewes and butting heads every place I went. They used to trap bighorns on Hart Mtn and transplant them to other areas. Pretty sad to see what it's become! 
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Disproves predators provide healthy prey.
Only ten percent of the Hart mountain sheep left.

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Shows how important predator control is wish Washington paid attention. In New Mexico they actually pay hound guys on a bounty system to hunt cats all winter long specifically to help protect the wild sheep.. Maybe that's why they have some of the best hunting in the states...

 


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