Now Playing:


Oregon Field Guide

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


blog comments powered by Disqus

More Oregon Field Guide

Roberta's Savanna

OPB | April 02, 2015

Siuslaw Hairy-Necked Beetle

OPB | April 02, 2015

More OPB

Follow Oregon Field Guide

Send Oregon Field Guide A Message

Part of Episode

Bighorn Sheep; Steens Mountain Climate; T.R.I.S.

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #210