Non-Resident Takes Rare Colorado Desert Bighorn
Colorado isn't known for its desert bighorn population. However while the population is small it is also growing and this year marks the first year that a non-resident was able to take a Colorado desert bighorn. Do not get too excited though if you're thinking of applying from out-of-state, only one non-resident license was awarded this year.
The Denver Post has a good write up on this year's hunt by Dick Sapa of Montana.
"We've been carefully monitoring that herd and determined that with the sex ratio and the number of sheep that we had, we could offer the licenses," said Ron Velarde, Colorado Division of Wildlife's northwest regional manager. That brought the total of available desert sheep licenses to 10, with a provision that one had to be a nonresident license. Sapa's application was the one drawn. A hunting license for unit S-56 was his. "I could hardly believe it when it came in the mail," he said