OUT: OUTside Connection December 03, 2008

DOW to launch study of Monument sheep

KIM McCORMICK/Special to The Daily Sentinel
DESERT BIGHORN SHEEP are gray ghosts of slickrock country, rarely seen by the casual hiker or backpacker. However, sightings recently have been reported in Monument Canyon in Colorado National Monument, where Grand Junction photographer Kim McCormick made this image of at least four rams in a bachelor herd.



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KIM McCORMICK/Special to The Daily Sentinel
DESERT BIGHORN SHEEP are gray ghosts of slickrock country, rarely seen by the casual hiker or backpacker. However, sightings recently have been reported in Monument Canyon in Colorado National Monument, where Grand Junction photographer Kim McCormick made this image of at least four rams in a bachelor herd.

For various and little-understood reasons, western Colorado’s Black Ridge desert bighorn sheep herd has shrunk to around 90 animals from a high of around 125 animals two decades…




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