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Several rams make a run for the mountains.
Several rams make a run for the mountains. Credit: USFWS

When Bighorn Sheep Fly

December 18, 2018
Thirty-four wild bighorn sheep recently took wing during a trip from San Andres National Wildlife Refuge to the Sacramento Mountains of the Lincoln National Forest near Alamogordo, New Mexico. Their journey, which involved a helicopter ride, is part of a partnership effort to establish a brand new population of the once-declining species. As this population grows and becomes stable, it will provide opportunities for wildlife viewing, hunting and nature photography.
Service Works with State, Many Partners on Release »
Charlie Wooley, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Acting Midwest Regional Director at Plum Island, sits sidways on a peir facing towards the camera with Lake Michigan in the backdrop.
Charlie Wooley, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Acting Midwest Regional Director at Plum Island, Wisconsin on Lake Michigan. Credit: Tina Shaw/USFWS

Service Official is President's Pick for Canada-U.S. Fishery Commission

December 14, 2018
Acting Midwest Regional Director Charlie Wooley has been picked by the President as the Federal Commissioner representing the United States on the Great Lakes Fishery Commission. Wooley joins three other commissioners of the United States.
The Great Lakes Fishery Attracts Millions of Anglers »

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