Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep


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Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep

Ovis canadensis canadensis.
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The Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep was adopted as the official state animal of Colorado on May 1, 1961 by an act of the General Assembly.
A habitat evaluation procedure for Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep in the intermountain West.
These dramatic head-butting duels (sometimes lasting hours) are part of the fall courtship ritual of the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep.
Examples of these tags were: $199,000 for the Arizona Bighorn Sheep Permit; $180,000 for the Idaho Bighorn Sheep Permit; $160,000 for the Montana Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Permit; and $130,000 for the Oregon Bighorn Sheep Permit.
Among the special permits offered were the Alberta Minister's Special Bighorn Sheep License, which sold for $160,000; the Montana Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Permit, which sold for $160,000; the British Columbia Special Sheep Permit, which sold for $135,000; and the Tiburon Island, Mexico, Desert Bighorn Sheep Permit which sold for $117,500.
Among the special permits offered were the Alberta Minister's Special Bighorn Sheep License, which sold for $200,000; the Montana Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Permit, which sold for $132,000; the British Columbia Special Sheep Permit, which sold for $122,500; the Arizona Desert or Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Permit, which sold for $105,000; and the Tiburon Island Desert Bighorn Sheep Permit which sold for $93,000.

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