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Bighorn Sheep: Darting for Research


Two Montana FWP biologists ascend up a mountain with the mission of tranquilizing a sheep for data that will be used for the new bighorn sheep adaptive plan. Will these sheep outwit our biologists, or will science prevail? Tune into this episode of Field Trips, no permission slip required.

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Black bear

In Montana, grizzly bears get so much attention—state mammal, federal oversight, mascot for the 2023 national champion runnerup NCAA Division I football team—that a person could forget about the griz’s far more numerous and equally fascinating cousin, the black bear.

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