Montana Outdoors

March 26, 2016

Made it through the winter

Filed under: Animals, Bighorn sheep — Tags: , , — montucky @ 8:44 pm

Rocky Mountain Big Horn

Now to get some of that weight back!

November 5, 2014

Rocky Mountain Bighorns

Filed under: Bighorn sheep — Tags: , , — montucky @ 8:34 pm

Rocky Mountain Bighorn

Rocky Mountain Bighorn

Rocky Mountain Bighorn

Rocky Mountain Bighorn

November 4, 2013

Instead

Filed under: Animals, Bighorn sheep, Cabinet Mountains — Tags: , — montucky @ 9:43 pm

Today I set out for a short hunt for deer at a favorite place not far from home. There were no deer there today but I encountered these big guys instead. I will take that substitution any day!

Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep

May 6, 2013

Today’s flora & fauna

On today’s walk with the canine member of the family:

Prairie Smoke, Old Man's Whiskers, Purple Avens

Prairie Smoke, Old Man’s Whiskers, Purple Avens, Geum triflorum

Field Chickweed

Field Chickweed, Cerastium arvense

Early blue violet

Early blue violet, Viola adunca

Small Bluebells, Long-flower Bluebells

Long-flower Bluebells, Mertensia longiflora

Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep, Ovis canadensis

Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep

December 27, 2012

From October, 2009

Yesterday when reviewing a file of photos of an area in which I plan to do some backpacking next summer I ran across this photo that I had not posted before, and it’s one of several that I really like. I stalked this big guy for about a hundred and fifty yards on my belly through tall grass until I got close enough for this thirty-yard shot and then to realize that he had long been aware of my rather clumsy approach, and was just plain not afraid of me.

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep photographed at the end of Sundance Ridge

December 13, 2011

One thing leads to another and…

Filed under: Animals, Bighorn sheep, Winter — Tags: , — montucky @ 10:00 pm

Thinking today about the winter conditions in our mountains, how the trees can tolerate the elements, and the tracks in the snow on Buttercup Ridge, I remembered I had not posted this photo from last February of another species capable of surviving in severe weather, the Big Horn Sheep. (On many winter days I wouldn’t mind having a jacket like the one he’s wearing!)

Big Horn ram

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