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ISSUE 106

MRS: Colorado Sheep

There is a reason the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep is Colorado’s state animal and the symbol of Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW). Colorado is home to the country’s largest herd of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, about 6800. That means more opportunity to hunt sheep than anywhere else in the Lower 48. The State issued 220 ram licenses last year, about 100 more than the next state, and there are 69 units to apply for, running the length of the state and from well east of Trinidad to near the Utah border. Many hunts are wilderness hunts but there are even units east of I-25.