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Deadly Pathogen Confirmed for First Time in Alaska Dall’s Sheep and Mountain Goats
The Bozeman, Mont.-based Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF) was notified today by Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) officials that Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae (commonly referred to as M.ovi) has been documented in at least 4 Dall’s sheep and 2 mountain goats in Alaska; this represents the first time M.ovi bacteria has been found anywhere in free-ranging Dall’s or Stone’s sheep (also referred to as thinhorn sheep). M.ovi is not endemic to wild sheep or mountain goats in Alaska; transmission from domestic sheep and goats is the only source of this pathogen.
Wild Sheep Foundation Lends Support to Boone and Crockett Club's Hunt Fair Chase Initiative
MISSOULA, Mont. (June 28, 2017) - The conservation group Wild Sheep Foundation is the latest name added to a growing list of supporters behind a new initiative led by the Boone and Crockett Club intended to highlight the core values of fair chase and to strengthen the image of the North American hunter.
2017 National Monument Review (WSF Conservation Staff Analysis)
With the President’s Executive Order 13792, issued April 26, 2017 directing USDI review of existing National Monuments, and for future designations of national monuments: