Grant will help sheep foundation buy corridor
BUTTE, July 1, 2015– The Montana Chapter of the Wildlife Sheep Foundation recently received a grant which will go toward buying and creating a wildlife corridor along Highway 1, seven miles west of Anaconda.
Montana Fish and Wildlife Conservation Trust approved a $224,040 grant to the foundation last week. This is one-third of the cost of the land. YT Timber, a subsidiary of RY Timber, is selling the land for $672,120.
The 224 acres the foundation is trying to buy is adjacent to the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks Garrity Wildlife Management Area and will help create a corridor for wild animals, particularly Lost Creek bighorn sheep, to travel through. Read more...
Pneumonia strikes East Fork Bitterroot bighorn herd
HAMILTON, May 28, 2015 – For the second time in six years, the bighorn sheep herd in the East Fork of the Bitterroot appears to be suffering a die-off from an outbreak of pneumonia.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' Bitterroot-based biologist Rebecca Mowry is asking for people’s help in keeping tabs on the herd in an effort to keep the illness from spreading. Read more...
Tendoy Bighorn Sheep
May 15, 2015, Montana WSF (comments to Montana FWP on proposed Tendoy Bighorn Sheep Depopulation and Restocking - On behalf of the Montana Wild Sheep Foundation (MTWSF) and in coordination with the Wild Sheep Foundation National Organization (WSF), please accept these comments regarding the draft EA on the Proposed Depopulation and Restocking of the Tendoy Mountains bighorn sheep herd. Read more...
June 16, 2015, Montana FWP -
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wants to go ahead with a plan to depopulate the chronically diseased Tendoy Mountains bighorn sheep herd using public hunting as the primary tool. The area would then be restocked with healthy bighorns. Read more...
Mark your calendars!
In addition to our annual fundraiser event, we have several other events that we will be sponsoring or participating in. Please consider volunteering or simply coming out to support the Montana Wild Sheep Foundation. We will update all activities and events through our Facebook page www.facebook.com/MontanaWildSheepFoundation, so get connected and LIKE the page. Here is a list of upcoming events:
July 30, 2015 – Helena Outdoor Festival at Montana WILD Facility, Helena, MT. Come out for family outdoor activities!
August 11, 2015 – Ales for Bighorn Sheep at Lewis & Clark Brewery, Helena, MT. Come out and have a beer or two to support bighorn sheep in Montana! A portion of all beer sold will be donated directly to the Montana Wild Sheep Foundation.
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