The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners voted in their January/February 2014 meeting to allow bighorn sheep ewe hunting at the recommendation of the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW). The first ever ewe hunt was a decision of last resort based on several factors of bighorn sheep management. Bighorn sheep are now facing issues of overpopulation.
"Nevada has been highly successful in restoring bighorn sheep since the first bighorn release occurred in 1968," said NDOW big game biologist Mike Cox. "Bighorn populations went from an estimated 3,000 to 11,000 and we have become victims of our own success."
Read the full article here: http://www.ndow.org/Nevada-Implements-Bighorn-Ewe-Hunts-Manage-Growing-Populations/
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