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Bighorn Sheep Captured In The Panhandle

 

February 22, 2019

NEBRASKAland Magazine / Justin Haag

The helicopter crew delivers four ewes for processing.

CHADRON -- Bighorn sheep in the Panhandle are sporting some new hardware this week thanks to the work of a helicopter capture crew, wildlife professionals and volunteers.

South Dakota State University joined the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in capturing and processing a total of 48 sheep Monday and Tuesday -- 22 in the Wildcat Hills near McGrew and 26 at three locations in the Pine Ridge near Chadron and Crawford.

Wildlife professionals have ramped up monitoring efforts in recent years to combat disease issues with Nebraska's bighorn sheep, the most notable malady being Mycoplasma pne...



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