Bighorn Sheep Record Score Confirmed in Nebraska

Bighorn Sheep
Bighorn Sheep
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Lincoln, NE -( The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has confirmed that the bighorn sheep ram harvested by Lincoln hunter Terry Bogle in December 2015 is a new state record.

The final net score for the ram’s horns is 190 5/8 on the Boone and Crockett Club scale – just over the 189 it measured prior to a mandatory drying period. The previous record of 185 7/8 was set in 1998, the first year of the Commission’s bighorn hunt.

The ram, one of two harvested in the 2015 season, was taken on private property near Crow Butte southeast of Crawford. It marked the 20th ram taken since the Commission began its bighorn hunt as part of its reintroduction efforts. Bogle won the opportunity when his name was drawn from about 2,300 entries.

This year, one permit will be awarded in Nebraska to a state resident by lottery. Hunters have from April 18-Aug. 5 to apply for the permit with a non-refundable $25 fee. The drawing will be Aug. 18 and the season will be Nov. 29-Dec. 22.

About The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission:

The mission of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is stewardship of the state’s fish, wildlife, park, and outdoor recreation resources in the best long-term interests of the people and those resources. To accomplish that purpose, the Commission plans and implements its policies and programs efficiently and objectively; maintains a rich and diverse environment in Nebraska’s lands and waters; provides outdoor recreation opportunities; manages wildlife resources for the maximum benefit of the people; and attempts to help Nebraskans appreciate their role in the natural world.

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