Super Bowl Sunday Bighorn Sheep Capture in Hells Canyon

Low flying helicopters deploy net guns to capture bighorn sheep in Hells Canyon on Sunday. Sheep are transported to processing site where researchers measure overall sheep body condition and take samples to test for disease. Animals are marked with a collar and ear tag to monitor movement and survival rates.

 

 

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Jen Bruns for IDFG

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Jen Bruns for IDFG
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Jen Bruns for IDFG