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.
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.