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NEWS
December 8, 1987 | From United Press International
Three members of radical environmental groups who spent the weekend disrupting hunters as they tracked rare bighorn sheep were cited by a federal ranger for their activities, authorities said Monday. A federal ranger cited the members of Earth First! and two affiliated environmental groups Sunday as legally permitted hunters tracked bighorn sheep in the mountains of San Bernardino County, said Candy Johnson, spokeswoman for the federal Bureau of Land Management.
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NEWS
April 26, 1987
Sport hunters will bid at an auction later this year for a permit to bag the first bighorn sheep to be legally killed in California since 1873. The state Department of Fish and Game said it hopes to find a trophy hunter who will pay as much as $100,000 for the privilege of taking a legal shot at a bighorn. Department spokeswoman Peggy Blair said the California Bighorn Sheep Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1988
Peninsular bighorn sheep are one of three bighorn sheep subspecies in California. They are found from Palm Springs to the tip of Baja California. The other two types of bighorn sheep are California bighorn, found in Sierra Nevada and Nelson's bighorn, found along the Colorado River, the Mojave Desert and the San Gabriel Mountains. There are 4,000 bighorn, of all three species, statewide .
NEWS
April 21, 1999 | From Associated Press
The Fish and Wildlife Service declared the Sierra Nevada bighorn an endangered species Tuesday, a move that could lead to the shooting of mountain lions found to have preyed on the sheep. Only about 100 adult bighorns survive in the High Sierra wilderness, mostly around Yosemite and Sequoia-Kings Canyon national parks in California and along the Nevada line. "Time is running out for the Sierra bighorn," said John Wehausen, president of the Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Foundation in Bishop, Calif.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1995
Bighorn Help--The Society for the Conservation of Bighorn Sheep is looking for volunteers to assist in the construction of environmental water storage and drinking devices in the federal California Desert Conservation Area boundaries. Dedicated to desert habitat improvement, the bighorn sheep society works in cooperation with the state Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologists.
NEWS
September 24, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. Forest Service placed Montana's Rocky Mountain Front off-limits to future oil and gas leasing, settling a bitter two-decade fight between energy interests and environmentalists over the 100-mile-long intersection of plains and mountains. The front, which extends from north of Helena to the southern tip of Glacier National Park, is home to threatened grizzly bears and big herds of elk, bighorn sheep and other mammals.
NEWS
December 23, 2003 | J. Michael Kennedy
AFTER about 140 goats escaped from an Arizona ranch and crossed into the Ironwood Forest National Monument, bighorn sheep in that area started to go blind. State game and fish officials diagnosed the condition as pink eye, which causes blindness if not treated. The most common way the bacteria is transmitted is by flies. About 100 of the wayward goats were rounded up and almost all the rest were killed to protect the bighorn, the last sheep herd in the Tucson area. -- J. Michael Kennedy
NEWS
July 9, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Searchers were using helicopters and planes with tracking equipment in hopes of catching a radioactive goat before it could mingle with and possibly contaminate bighorn sheep. The sheep are on New Mexico's endangered species list. The animal, dubbed "The Atomic Goat," was one of 62 Angora goats fitted with radioactive isotopes in March in an effort to track them and study hunting patterns of coyotes that killed any of them.
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