CHADRON- Bighorn sheep are dropped gently at a site in Fort Robinson State Park near Chadron, Nebraska Tuesday, February 14. The sheep are netted from the air and then tied up and airlifted to a staging site where veterinarians, wildlife biologists and vo

Bighorn sheep are dropped gently at a site in Fort Robinson State Park near Chadron, Nebraska Tuesday, February 14. The sheep are netted from the air and then tied up and airlifted to a staging site.

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CHADRON- Adam Bahl and Brandon Tritsch (left to right) set up a table Tuesday, February 14 at Pine Ridge outside of Chadron, Nebraska. There a team of veterinarians, wildlife biologists and other volunteers helped to implant vaginal transmitters into preg

Adam Bahl and Brandon Tritsch (left to right) set up a table Tuesday, February 14 at Pine Ridge outside of Chadron, Nebraska. 

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CHADRON- Bighorn sheep are dropped gently at a site in Fort Robinson State Park near Chadron, Nebraska Tuesday, February 14. The sheep are netted from the air and then tied up and airlifted to a staging site where veterinarians, wildlife biologists and vo

Bighorn sheep are dropped gently at a site in Fort Robinson State Park near Chadron, Nebraska Tuesday, February 14. The sheep are netted from the air and then tied up and airlifted to a staging site.

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CHADRON- Rick Brandt (center) assists in helping hold down a bighorn sheep ewe in Fort Robinson State Park Tuesday, February 14. MEGAN SMITH/ OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Rick Brandt (center) assists in helping hold down a bighorn sheep ewe in Fort Robinson State Park Tuesday, February 14. 

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CHADRON- A team of veterinarians, wildlife biologists and other helpers gathered at Fort Robinson State Park Tuesday, February 14 to help assist with implanting vaginal transmitters into pregnant bighorn sheep ewes. MEGAN SMITH/ OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

A team of veterinarians, wildlife biologists and other helpers gathered at Fort Robinson State Park Tuesday, February 14 to help assist with implanting vaginal transmitters into pregnant bighorn sheep ewes. 

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CHADRON- A team of veterinarians, wildlife biologists and other helpers gathered in Fort Robinson State Park Tuesday, February 14 to help assist with implanting vaginal transmitters into pregnant bighorn sheep ewes. Helpers also drew blood and took swabs

A team of veterinarians, wildlife biologists and other helpers gathered in Fort Robinson State Park Tuesday, February 14 to help assist with implanting vaginal transmitters into pregnant bighorn sheep ewes. 

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CHADRON-  A bighorn sheep ewe darts away further into Fort Robinson State Park near Chadron, Nebraska Tuesday, February 14 after being implanted with a vaginal transmitters that will be released during birth. This will help to track the population. MEGAN

A bighorn sheep ewe darts away further into Fort Robinson State Park near Chadron, Nebraska Tuesday, February 14 after being implanted with a vaginal transmitters that will be released during birth. This will help to track the population. 

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CHADRON- A bighorn sheep is collected by Todd Nordeen (at far right) Tuesday, February 14 at Pine Ridge. The male sheep was collared for tracking purposes and also had blood drawn. MEGAN SMITH/ OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

A bighorn sheep is collected by Todd Nordeen (at far right) Tuesday, February 14 at Pine Ridge. The male sheep was collared for tracking purposes and also had blood drawn. 

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CHADRON-  Temperature is taken and a VIT, or vaginal implant transmitter, is inserted into a pregnant bighorn sheep ewe Tuesday, February 14 at Pine Ridge outside of Chadron, Nebraska. MEGAN SMITH/ OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

 Temperature is taken and a VIT, or vaginal implant transmitter, is inserted into a pregnant bighorn sheep ewe Tuesday, February 14 at Pine Ridge outside of Chadron, Nebraska. 

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CHADRON-  Will McClintic and Todd Nordeen coax a pregnant bighorn sheep ewe to run near Pine Ridge Tuesday, February 14. A team of veterinarians, wildlife biologists and other helpers gathered in Chadron, Nebraska to help assist with implanting vaginal tr

Will McClintic and Todd Nordeen coax a pregnant bighorn sheep ewe to run near Pine Ridge Tuesday, February 14. 

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CHADRON- A team of veterinarians, wildlife biologists and other helpers gathered in Chadron, Nebraska Monday, February 13 to help assist with research of bighorn sheep and the implanting of vaginal transmitters into pregnant bighorn sheep ewes. The VIT wi

A team of veterinarians, wildlife biologists and other helpers gathered in Chadron, Nebraska Monday, February 13 to help assist with research of bighorn sheep and the implanting of vaginal transmitters into pregnant bighorn sheep ewes. 

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