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Old 07-16-2017, 12:12 AM   #1
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Anybody know the details on why they aren't doing one this year? Tried to enter like always as that's the main hunt I want every year. Said something about conservation efforts in the area
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Old 07-16-2017, 12:19 AM   #2
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I assume the numbers don't support a hunt this year. I trust the folks a TPWD working on bighorns so I'll just wait to draw next year
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Old 07-16-2017, 01:14 AM   #3
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Probably due to some conservation efforts or something
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Old 07-16-2017, 03:55 AM   #4
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Probably due to some conservation efforts or something
Im so glad we have someone as smart as you to point that out

Im asking if anyone knows exactly what it is they are doing. I am curious. This was my year to draw
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Old 07-16-2017, 11:51 AM   #5
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They'll probably claim lack of manpower.
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Old 07-16-2017, 12:07 PM   #6
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I don't know why you're so concerned, it most definitely my year to draw.

My guess is the numbers aren't so good. I seem to remember hearing of some concerns about year or two back.

I think that's always been a very fragile heard.

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Old 07-16-2017, 12:23 PM   #7
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The herd at Sierra Diablo has been declining, other than that I think they are doing ok. My guess is they will be relocating more sheep around.
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Old 07-16-2017, 06:43 PM   #8
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The herd at Sierra Diablo has been declining, other than that I think they are doing ok. My guess is they will be relocating more sheep around.
Sheep numbers in that area of state are down, but still holds largest population of sheep.
They will still hunt Black Gap and Elephanta WMAs. (Auction and grand slam)

They are going to do a relocation in not too distant future, but not from Diablo and surrounding ranges.

Bighorns are weak hearted, always looking for a cave to crawl in and die.
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Old 07-16-2017, 07:18 PM   #9
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GUIDED BIGHORN SHEEP HUNT PACKAGE

Application Deadline: October 15, 2017
Due to desert bighorn sheep restoration efforts between Trans-Pecos WMAs scheduled for this year, prospects for a guided bighorn sheep hunt are uncertain. If a permit becomes available, the guided bighorn sheep hunt category will become active and public hunters with an email on file will receive notification.
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