Requiem for a ewe

June 30, 2010

Jackson Hole News and Guide 

By Cory Hatch, June 30 2010

Across Jackson Lake from the Lizard Creek Campground, we stash our canoes in the willows at the mouth of Webb Canyon and slog through a marsh, periodically shouting “hey bear” to avert surprise encounters with any ursine inhabitants.

Ahead, a steep-sided mountain rises up from a sagebrush flat. The slope is covered in loose scree and dead, down trees. A cliff band runs east to west on the south-facing slope.

Somewhere on that cliff band is a radio collar with a Global Positioning System belonging to sheep 653, a female member of the Teton Range bighorn sheep herd…

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