From February 14th-15th 2008, we successfully captured and radio-collared 20 female bighorn sheep in the Teton Range, in northwest Wyoming for the Teton Range Bighorn Sheep Study. For each captured bighorn sheep, we fitted her with a GPS radio-collar, recorded her weight and age, and collected a blood sample for pregnancy testing.
By looking at these spatial data for all 20 radio-collared bighorn sheep we can get an idea of which areas in the Teton Range are most important for the population during summer and winter,important travel corridors,and identify crucial bighorn sheep habitat areas to protect in the future.
Above photos courtesy: Mark Gocke, Wyoming Game and Fish
We are very proud to announce that Brunton, a fellow Wyoming operation, has very generously donated optics, compasses and solar panels/chargers to the Bighorn Sheep Project. Brunton also manufactures stoves, headlamps and cookware. We'd like to offer a very big thank you to everyone at Brunton who helped make this donation a reality.