Dall's sheep

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Dall sheep

 (dôl) or Dall's sheep (dôlz)
A large wild sheep (Ovis dalli) of the mountainous regions of northwest North America, ranging in color from white to nearly black and having large, curved horns.

[After William Healey Dall (1845-1927), American naturalist.]
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Dall's′ sheep′


also Dall′ sheep′,

a white-haired wild mountain sheep, Ovis dalli, of NW North America.
[1905–10; after William H. Dall (1845–1927), U.S. naturalist]
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Noun1.Dall's sheep - large white wild sheep of northwestern Canada and AlaskaDall's sheep - large white wild sheep of northwestern Canada and Alaska
genus Ovis, Ovis - sheep
wild sheep - undomesticated sheep
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When I left his office that day, I was less than nine months from the biggest hunt of my life: a Dall's sheep / mountain caribou backpack hunt in the Northwest Territories.
Relationship between predation-risk factors and sexual segregation in Dall's sheep (Ovis dalli dalli).
Dall's sheep declined from 21st to 24th place in number of entries.
Climate change and the epidemiology of protostrongylid nematodes in northern ecosystems: Parelaphostrongylus odocoilei and Protostrongylus stilesi in Dall's sheep (Ovis d.
Rawson sticks mainly to the swirling conflict over wolves and Dall's sheep at McKinley, played out by hunters, biologists, and bureaucrats.
Tom Walker's account of trying to photograph Dall's sheep during winter in northern Alaska was compelling reading ["Challenge in the Heart of Winter," December/January 2001].
So, in that spirit, brown bears become wild' boars, grizzly bears equal javelinas, polar bears are coyotes, Quebec-Labrador caribou are bobcats, Tule elk are fox, mountain goat are feral goats, bighorn sheep are feral rams (Merino, Barbary or Mouflon), Dall's sheep are cottontail rabbits, desert bighorns are jackrabbits and Stone's sheep are snowshoe hares.
Maybe it's seeing a roaring red stag in full rut, hunting exotics in their native habitat, stalking a giant moose with a handgun or chasing a ghostly white Dall's sheep above Alaska's ethereal glacial moraines.
ABSTRACT: Researchers studying Dall's sheep (Ovis dalli dalli) associated with a large mineral lick on Dry Creek in the central Alaska Range south of Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, claimed that removal of nearly all mature males by intensive harvest of three-quarter curl or larger males by hunters during the 1970s resulted in accelerated mortality of young males and low productivity in female sheep.
Alaska photojournalist Tom Walker (below) had just such an experience not long ago while trying to photograph Dall's sheep during their early winter rut in the Brooks Range, north of the Arctic Circle.
Observations of vehicle traffic interfering with migration of Dall's sheep, Ovis dalli dalli, in Denali National Park, Alaska.
I personally have not found out my arrow speed, but I have shot wild boar, Dall's sheep and Corsican Ram with 45-or 50-pound bows and a 27-inch draw.