Bighorn Sheep


  • Southeast Region Moose, Sheep, and Goat Open House

    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking public input on proposals to moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat seasons.  

  • Brian Perkes, Owyhee Desert, Southwest Region,

    Owyhee Desert is a paradise for adventurous sportsmen

    The Owyhee Desert may appear desolate, but it’s rich in wildlife and popular with hunters.

  • bighorn ram, by Roger Phillips, IDFG

    Idaho man wins bighorn sheep tag in lottery

    Matt Hansen of Idaho Falls was the lucky winner of a hunting tag from the 24th Annual Bighorn Sheep tag lottery drawing July 27. The tag is offered under a partnership between Idaho Fish and Game and the Idaho Wild Sheep Foundation. 

    “I’m beyond excited to get it,” Hansen said. 

    He plans to hunt Hells Canyon or the Mount Borah area, both of which are prime areas for trophy bighorn sheep. This will be Hansen’s first opportunity to hunt bighorns, and it was his first time applying in the bighorn lottery. 

  • Southwest Region Aerial Survey Completed

    Idaho Fish and Game biologists recently completed the California bighorn sheep aerial survey for Units 40, 41, and 42. Stay tuned for results of the survey as the data is entered and summarized, but in the meantime here are some photos from the survey crew.

Bighorn Sheep

Ovis canadensis

IDAPA Classification: Big Game
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