March 8, 2013
This Rocky Mountain bighorn ram was one of 10 collared recently in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness as part of a joint study being conducted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the U.S. Forest Service. The study will provide information on movement trends.
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During the past 10 to 15 years, two of the three bighorn sheep herds in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area have experienced population declines possibly resulting from bacterial pneumonia, according to a Parks and Wildlife news release.