In the Owl Creek drainage near Thermopolis, where a rancher and the Game and Fish Department have clashed over wildlife, officials hope an early hunt will protect a wild herd from disease-bearing livestock.
After Gov. Gordon rips National Park Service, Interior Secretary intervenes to halt aerial shoot, the outcome of which remains secret.
Game and Fish, BLM, wildlife conservationists and a rancher are locked in battle over bighorn sheep, grazing permits and cattle-killing grizzlies.
Introduced by Idaho in 1969, mountain goats join habitat fragmentation and genetic isolation in threatening an iconic native sheep herd’s future.
A multi-institutional collaboration aims to learn why wild sheep near Dubois are struggling, and to identify solutions to their decades-long decline.