Eight North Dakota hunters ready for bighorn sheep season

October 24, 2016 by  
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Eight North Dakota hunters ready for bighorn sheep season

North Dakota’s bighorn sheep season opener on Oct. 28 will come and go with little fanfare, except from eight hunters who are excitedly gearing up for their one and only chance to hunt these special animals in the state. It’s a big deal for biologists at the State Game and Fish Department, too, because at […]

Time To Apply For Elk, Moose and Sheep Licenses

March 9, 2016 by  
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Time To Apply For Elk, Moose and Sheep Licenses

It’s time again for what is affectionately called the “Big Three” application period, and this year has good news on all fronts. The State Game and Fish Department is bumping up the number of elk and moose licenses over last year, and bighorn sheep are back in the mix after a year with no season. […]

Pneumonia Outbreak Means No Bighorn Sheep Season

October 21, 2015 by  
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Pneumonia Outbreak Means No Bighorn Sheep Season

This is the first fall in many years that North Dakota has not had a bighorn sheep hunting season. Even though the number of licenses has always been low, typically ranging from three to six a year over the last two decades, interest was always high, with odds of receiving one of these once-in-a-lifetime licenses […]

North Dakota Bighorn Sheep Population Virtually Unchanged from 2013 Levels

April 30, 2014 by  
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North Dakota Bighorn Sheep Population Virtually Unchanged from 2013 Levels

by Doug Leier In terms of sheer hunter interest and popularity, the question of, “How’d the deer and pheasants make it through the winter?” is asked more often than, “What’s the latest on the bighorn sheep population?” It’s not because people don’t care about bighorn sheep. On the contrary, you’ll find interest from hunters and […]

Bighorn Sheep Population & Gun Season in North Dakota

October 23, 2013 by  
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Bighorn Sheep Population & Gun Season in North Dakota

by Doug Leier Most everyone who hunts in North Dakota, whether they actually hunt deer or not, knows the opening day for deer gun season is Friday, Nov. 8. I’d also venture to guess that unless you were one of the four hunters who have a North Dakota bighorn sheep license for this fall, or […]

Spring bighorn sheep survey

April 27, 2013 by  
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Spring bighorn sheep survey

Even with the small population of bighorn sheep, interest in their status remains high. This is verified ever year when thousands of hunters, knowing the odds of drawing a license will likely be more than 2,000 to one, show their support for the sheep program by applying in the lottery.

The Big Three

March 11, 2013 by  
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The Big Three

Even though the odds of drawing one of these “big three” licenses is small, you of course can’t get one if you don’t fill out and send in a paper or online application.