Rocky Mountain sheep

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Rocky Mountain sheep:

see bighornbighorn
or Rocky Mountain sheep,
wild sheep, Ovis canadensis, of W North America, formerly plentiful in mountains from SW Canada to N Mexico. Indiscriminate hunting, disease, and scarcity of food enormously reduced its numbers by the mid-20th cent.
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We saw some nice skins of the Rocky Mountain sheep and goat, grizzly bear skins, (brown) mink, and other kinds, besides some stuffed heads of the sheep and goat.
What the average sheep hunter would notice, though, is that all the rams in this group tend to be somewhat lighter in color than the Rocky Mountain sheep; that they have much longer, more pointed ears; and that they are somewhat more lightly built.
I've hunted all four, some many times, and I'd have to say that the hardest to hunt is the Rocky Mountain sheep.

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