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Bighorn sheep get new home at John Day River Basin

By January 17, 2018March 7th, 2018Corvallis Gazette-Times

MAUPIN, Ore. (AP) Jim Bittle’s participation in one of Oregon’s greatest wildlife success stories came strictly from behind.

The Central Point man parlayed his position on the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission into a key role during the capture of 20 California bighorn sheep from the Deschutes River Canyon and their release in Oregon’s John Day River Basin.

“I was a tail-gunner,” Bittle says.
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