Bighorn Ewe Hunt and Management

The 2014 fall hunting season will be the first year for bighorn sheep ewe hunts in Nevada. Ewe harvest is an additional management tool along with translocations to best manage herds that have reached or exceeded their sustainable management level with regards to habitat resources, seasonal densities, and the increased threat of disease transmission. Nevada Department of Wildlife’s Game Division has produced a slideshow to teach bighorn ewe hunters how to identify an ewe and how to differentiate it from yearling rams and lambs. Bighorn ewe hunters will also be asked to collect samples from their harvested animal for disease testing.

Bighorn Sheep Identification - Ewes