wild sheep


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Noun1.Wild sheep - undomesticated sheepwild sheep - undomesticated sheep      
bovid - hollow-horned ruminants
argal, argali, Ovis ammon - wild sheep of semidesert regions in central Asia
Marco Polo sheep, Marco Polo's sheep, Ovis poli - Asiatic wild sheep with exceptionally large horns; sometimes considered a variety of the argali (or Ovis ammon)
Ovis vignei, urial - bearded reddish sheep of southern Asia
Dall sheep, Dall's sheep, Ovis montana dalli, white sheep - large white wild sheep of northwestern Canada and Alaska
mountain sheep - any wild sheep inhabiting mountainous regions
Ammotragus lervia, aoudad, arui, audad, Barbary sheep, maned sheep - wild sheep of northern Africa
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He had covered but a short distance from the forest when I beheld the first of his pursuers--a Sagoth, one of those grim and terrible gorilla-men who guard the mighty Mahars in their buried cities, faring forth from time to time upon slave-raiding or punitive expeditions against the human race of Pellucidar, of whom the dominant race of the inner world think as we think of the bison or the wild sheep of our own world.
Over the decades, I've heard some pessimists say that we'll never delist Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep," said Kevin Hurley, conservation director of the Wild Sheep Foundation.
I've not had the good fortune to taste wild sheep, axis deer or mountain lion, but I am told they are all outstanding.
Contract Awarded for Emremsult the Wildlife Development Course and Saunders Field General Cleaning of the Wild Sheep Production Station, Studies Inventory Studies of Wild Animals, Combating and Teri Forms Area Control Scope Workers Renting and Pests.
This is a combination of scientific study of the wild sheep of Yukon Territory from 1904 to 1905 and a hunting saga and comes from the unusual perspective of a hunter interested in natural history and hunting adventure alike.
In the past year, major national organizations including the National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited, the International Hunter Education Association (USA), The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers and Pheasants/Quail Forever have joined with Cabela's, Sportsman's Warehouse, the Mule Deer Foundation, the Wild Sheep Foundation, the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation and Team USA Shooting, along with hundreds of individual retailers and gun ranges, to promote the messages and mission of Project ChildSafe to their members and through their marketing campaigns.
Rams have impressive horns that rival those of wild sheep, and even though we've found that the rams will use their horns to protect themselves, ours haven't used their horns aggressively.
And nothing embodies that passion like my quest for the archery Grand Slam of North American wild sheep.
Fans of the 65-year-old's bizarre works such as The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, A Wild Sheep Chase, Kafka On The Shore and, to some extent, IQ84, may find that this lacks the fantastical surrealism of his previous books, where sometimes the line between reality and dreams becomes so blurred that the reader is left confused.
Wild sheep and goats, food for snow leopards, are hunted in the habitat of this endangered animal, he added.
The sanctuary was officially opened in 1979 with a mission to protect rare Arabian species including oryx, adax and reem gazelle, while providing a home for other wildlife including ducks, camels, donkeys, exotic birds, wild sheep, ostriches, zebras, impala and giraffes.