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Bighorn Sheep

How do you capture a bighorn sheep? Fire a net from a gun while hanging out of an airborne helicopter. Why? Bighorns were common in Oregon until sheep ranching and hunting wiped them out. Since the 1950s, the state of Oregon has been reseeding the sheep across the state. The Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge is home to the main herd, which was originally transported from Canada.

First Broadcast: 1991
Producer: Jeff Douglas

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