bighorn sheep

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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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Contact between domestic sheep and Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep can pose a health risk to the bighorn sheep population with diseases that may cause pneumonia, reduced lamb survival, or high mortality in a herd.
Pneumonia in Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep. Journal of Mammalogy 19:214-219.
I also had maximum points in Montana, and both those states offered large Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. Since I held a lot of points in Arizona and Montana, that's where I would concentrate my application efforts for a bighorn tag.
In my 'native' state of Colorado, the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep have suffered from a strain of pneumonia introduced with domesticated sheep in the nineteenth century.
Experimental contact transmission of Pastuerella haemolytica from clinically normal domestic sheep causing pneumonia in Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. J.
Today, the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep is the most numerous and widespread.
Microorganisms associated with a pneumonic epizootic in Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis canadensis).
I was hunting Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep in Wyoming.
We studied the distribution of Pasteurella trehalosi genotypes isolated from oropharyngeal tissues of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis canadensis) in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada and Glacier National Park, Montana, USA.
After mountain goats, the most difficult hunting tag to obtain in Oregon is for Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. Some hunters have been applying for one of these "once-in-a-lifetime" permits every year since 1965, when the state resumed ram hunting.
Stocks from the horns of the Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep are a creamy straw color with a grainy pattern and almost translucent with streaks of black.

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