August 29, 2008
August 29, 2008 - A study of bighorn sheep in the Poudre Canyon has received $17,000 from proceeds of the sale of special hunting licenses in Colorado. The Colorado Division of Wildlife and eight nonprofit wildlife conservation organizations distributed $480,000 to several wildlife projects, including the Poudre River Bighorn Sheep Population Estimate and Recruitment Study.
This is the fourth year of evaluating the survival of lambs to breeding age and herd population size and performance. In 2005, biologists radio-collared a sample of ewes in the upper and lower Poudre Canyon and each year, collect data from these animals.
This year, a nutritional, mineral and antibiotic treatment was given to a small group of ewes in the lower canyon in hopes of improving lamb survival. Reprinted from ReporterHerald.com