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Bighorn Sheep

Hunting Season Information

Please see 2014 MEB Amendment 1 for updated dates and regulations.

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Regular Season Units B1, B3, B4 - 2014
Opens: Oct. 31
Closes: Dec. 31
Bow Only Season Units B1, B3, B4 - 2014
Opens: Oct. 24
Closes: Dec. 31

2014 Proclamation Amendment - Summary of Changes

The northern badlands bighorn sheep population has been experiencing a pneumonia die off since early August. To date, 23 wild sheep have died and the Department has no way of knowing how long this will last and what the final loss will be. Due to the uncertainty of the situation and to ensure that the sheep will be utilized rather than simply die of sickness, we are requesting an amendment to the 2014 elk, moose and bighorn sheep proclamation which will do the following:

  1. Change the start date of the season from October 31, 2014 to October 10, 2014.
  2. Rams with radio collars in B3 WILL be allowed to be harvested.
  3. Requiring orange clothing for all sheep hunters during the expanded season dates.

Please see 2014 MEB Amendment 1 for full updated dates and regulations.