Montana Outdoors

April 14, 2011

Rocky Mountain Bighorn

Filed under: Bighorn sheep — Tags: , — montucky @ 9:50 pm

Rocky Mountain Bighorn SheepOvis canadensis

He’s still a little thin from winter and his winter coat looks rather scruffy and will soon be replaced, but he’s doing just fine!

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April 1, 2011

Safe?!

Filed under: Animals, Bighorn sheep — Tags: — montucky @ 10:42 pm

Big Horn Sheep

Well, at least I’m not going to go up there after ’em!

 

February 9, 2011

Winter Big Horns

Filed under: Animals, Bighorn sheep, Winter — Tags: , , — montucky @ 8:32 pm

It was a cold, snowy day today but with their heavy winter coats the Big Horns didn’t mind.

Big Horn ram

August 14, 2010

little Bighorns

Filed under: Animals, Bighorn sheep — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 8:04 pm

While returning from a trek into the high country yesterday I found a small band of Bighorns, including these lambs, grazing beside a small road near the river. Who can resist lambs?

Large numbers of Bighorns have died this year in our region from pneumonia for which there is no vaccine and no cure. They simply have no resistance to it. It was nice to see a good number of lambs in this group to help retain their numbers!

Bighorn lamb

Bighorn lamb

Bighorn lamb

Bighorn lamb

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February 9, 2010

Last summer’s lambs

Tonight I was going to post a couple photos of the area in which I encountered the wolf tracks, but that can wait another day. I’d rather show these two youngsters who I met today.

Bighorn lamb

Bighorn lamb

I really do love Bighorns!

November 13, 2009

They’re not elk, but…

Filed under: Animals, Bighorn sheep, Cabinet Mountains, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures — Tags: — montucky @ 7:26 pm

Returning from an elk hunt during which we saw no elk, we saw three Bighorn rams not far off the road and they were kind enough to let me get some photos of them.

Bighorn rams

Bighorn rams

Bighorn rams

Bighorn ram

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