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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.
New World’s Record Bighorn Sheep Officially Certified by Boone and Crockett Club
MISSOULA, Mont. (February 28, 2018) – A special Boone and Crockett Club judges
panel today declared a ram from Montana as the new World’s Record bighorn sheep. The four-member panel of senior Boone and Crockett Official Measures re-scored the ram’s horns and determined the final score to be 216-3/8 points B&C, surpassing the current World’s Record – a ram that scores 209-4/8.
Pending New World’s Record Bighorn Sheep Illustrates Conservation Success
MISSOULA, Mont. (February 8, 2018) – A ram that died of natural causes is the pending new World’s Record bighorn sheep. The Boone and Crockett Club today confirmed the official entry score of 216-3/8 points B&C. READ MORE....
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