bighorn sheep

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big·horn sheep

n. pl. bighorn sheep
A wild sheep (Ovis canadensis) of the mountains of western North America, having a brownish coat and, in the male, massive curved horns. Also called bighorn, mountain sheep, Rocky Mountain sheep.
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Noun1.bighorn sheep - wild sheep of mountainous regions of western North America having massive curled hornsbighorn sheep - wild sheep of mountainous regions of western North America having massive curled horns
genus Ovis, Ovis - sheep
mountain sheep - any wild sheep inhabiting mountainous regions
kanadai vadjuh
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The protocol described herein provides a set of mitochondrial and nuclear markers that allow for detection of individual cougars, and based on comparisons to other studies, these markers provide an estimate of abundance that is important to consider prior to reintroduction of bighorn sheep.
FOR SEVERAL YEARS, desert bighorn sheep on the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona have been a source of controversy.
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Anyway, to answer the question: A bighorn sheep that looks like it's smiling probably isn't saying "cheese" but sniffing pheromones and other scents in what's called a flehmen response, said Harris.
Bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) once numbered in the millions across the western United States (Buechner, 1960; Berger, 1990); however, due to uncontrolled harvest and diseases introduced from domestic sheep, bighorn numbers began to plummet around the turn of the 20th century (Buechner, 1960; Berger, 1990).
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Shackleton (1985) had reported an absence of records of abnormal coloration in bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) despite published reports of white-colored individuals (Jonez 1958; Hansen 1965a; Cooper 1974; O'Connor 1974; Wilson et al.
And Then There Were None: The Demise of Desert Bighorn Sheep in the Pusch Ridge Wilderness
The ODFW recently captured more than 30 bighorn sheep in Eastern Oregon and transplanted them in the agency's continuing effort to restore the rare native animal to its historic ranges.
Big-Game Permits Hunt 2014 Permits 2015 Permits General buck deer 84,800 86,550 Premium limited-entry deer 183 184 Management buck deer 49 46 Limited-entry deer 811 1,058 Doe deer 410 625 General any bull elk 14,300 14,300 Youth any bull elk 300 500 Late season youth any bull elk 20 15 General spike bull elk 15,000 15,000 Limited-entry bull elk 2,842 2,938 Cow elk 16,775 15,360 Buck pronghorn 781 804 Doe pronghorn 669 844 Bull moose 67 65 Cow moose 0 0 Bison 91 80 Desert bighorn sheep 40 41 Rock Mountain bighorn sheep 38 37 Mountain goat 108 107 Source: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources