bighorn sheep http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Senator seeks permission to remove Encampment bighorns http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/senator-seeks-permission-remove-encampment-bighorns <p>A state lawmaker wants the option to remove a small herd of bighorn sheep from U.S. Forest Service lands in southeastern Wyoming if necessary to protect local sheep ranchers.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 21:59:51 +0000 The Associated Press 30317 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Senator seeks permission to remove Encampment bighorns Wyoming Hopes To Battle Pneumonia In Bighorn Sheep http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-hopes-battle-pneumonia-bighorn-sheep <p>Wyoming is hoping to start vaccinating bighorn sheep for pneumonia within the next few years.</p><p>A working group dedicated to curbing the spread of sheep diseases met last week in Casper, and participants said inoculation research is yielding promising results.</p><p>Doug McWhirter, a wildlife biologist with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, is a member of the working group. He says bighorn sheep are doing well in many parts of Wyoming but that diseases are still a big threat.</p> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 01:39:15 +0000 Willow Belden 16856 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Hopes To Battle Pneumonia In Bighorn Sheep Goats banned in parts of Shoshone National Forest http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/goats-banned-parts-shoshone-national-forest <p>Parts of the Shoshone National Forest in northwest Wyoming are now off-limits to domestic goats, which some people use to haul gear into the backcountry.</p><p>Forest officials announced the decision for pack goats Monday and say it will remain in effect through 2013.</p><p>The purpose is to protect wild bighorn sheep. Forest officials say there is increasing evidence that domestic sheep and goats can spread disease to bighorn sheep.</p><p>The Shoshone National Forest is home to one of the largest populations of bighorn sheep in the lower 48 states.</p> Tue, 22 Nov 2011 15:25:13 +0000 The Associated Press 15407 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Goats banned in parts of Shoshone National Forest