Bighorn Sheep Quickly Calculate Mountain Climbing Routes

Bighorn sheep are natural agile Rock climbers that can quickly calculate Mountain Climbing Routes and climb up steep rocky slopes with ease. Bighorn Sheep can jump many feet across wide rocky mountain crevices in these rugged habitats. Even young lambs have very little trouble calculating the best routes when climbing rocky mountain terrain. This group is ascending during the Bighorn Sheep Rut Season.

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Big Rams Still Working Out Who the Boss is!

Several Bighorn Sheep Rams are Still Working Out Who the Boss is during the Rutting Season. Each one Gifted enough to be Dominant, but a couple are starting to Stand out. Ewes usually have to be in Estrus for the Fighting to ramp up several more notches.

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Heated Competition Starts - The Bighorn Sheep Rut!

About 7 Gifted Bighorn Sheep Rams met and Battled on this Day during the Bighorn Sheep Rutting Season. All of them are Gifted enough to be Dominant, which will likely mean the "Crowned King" may change depending upon who is drained and who has the most energy. Regardless, the Incredible Genetics going into this Group's offspring will surely strengthen their herds.

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Snow on Mountain edges Doesn't Slow Down the Bighorn Rut!

Snow on Mountain edges does not slow down Bighorn Sheep during their mating season - the Rut. Bighorn Rams continue to check Ewe's estrus levels as their Rutting Season progresses, regardless of weather.

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Big Rams Tolerate Each Other in the Beginning of Bighorn Mating Season

Several Large Bighorn Rams have gathered to pursue Ewes during the Bighorn Sheep Mating Season - The Rut. A Couple Mature Rams that Stand out will gradually use their genetic gifts and prime condition to intimidate their Younger or Older Rivals and ultimately pair up with Ewes in estrus.

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Big Rams Appear for Bighorn Sheep Mating Season - the Rut Begins!

Several Bighorn Rams of Great Stature have appeared for the Rutting Season as of Today. Here is a Mix of Bighorn Sheep Bosses mixing it up with their Younger Parts During the Beginning of the Bighorn Sheep Rut.

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Awesome Bighorn Ram Bosses

These Awesome Bighorn Ram Bosses came down for green and water, giving us an opportunity to see their amazing genetics up close in a beautiful setting. At least 3 of these Big Rams will be strong contenders for the Bighorn Sheep Rut this year.

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Prime Rut 500lb Bighorns Winter-Spring Weight Loss and Summer Gains

Alberta Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Rams can weigh up to 500 pounds in their Prime, during the beginning of the rutting season. As the snow falls, Bighorn Sheep seem to eat constantly, but the dry vegetation has much less nutritional value, witnessing Bighorns losing weight into Spring and early Summer. By Mid-Summer, the vegetation is think and green again, which offers Bighorns an ability to pack on the pounds in preparation for the up coming Fall/Winter Rutting or Mating season and Cold Winter months.

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Bighorn Sheep Designer Footwear for Mountainside Climbing

Bighorn sheep are natural agile rock climbers that can climb up and down steep rocky mountain sides with ease. Bighorns can jump over 2 meters or seven feet across mountain crevices and even turn in mid-air to grab a ledge of rock. Even young lambs have incredible climbing abilities across rocky terrain. Bighorn Sheep hooves have a hard outside rim used for digging or cutting into ground, snow or ice, but the inside of the hoof is soft, sticky and spongy. Bighorns designer footwear have incredible traction with split hooves that can pinch and hold rocks, along with claws higher up on the foot that help act like brakes if sheep start to slide on loose rock or slippery surfaces.

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Bighorn Bosses Get to Relax Now

Bighorn Bosses are getting to Relax like a bunch of Cool Cats now. These 3 Tough as Nails Rams are losing some of their Rut Season body weight and prioritizing Rest and Recuperation after months of high stress living. They Deserve it after such an incredible rutting season!

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Bighorn Rut Cautious Mountainside Mating

Late in the Bighorn Sheep Rut, the two Bighorn Bosses of this area have been well established. You can make out the largest and most dominant Ram as he ascends and moves mountainside, with number two backing down. During the Aggressive Bighorn Rutting season, you can witness death defying battles upon mountain edges, or the kind of cautious respect witnessed here. Early in the Rut, mountain edge battles for mating rights are common, but here, these Bighorns show the intelligence to be cautious and respectful as the largest Bighorn Boss moves up and towards the Ewes to mate.

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When is the Bighorn Sheep Rut Season?

The Bighorn sheep rutting season or breeding season in Canada and the American Rockies is from October to January. During the bighorn rut, Rams fight for dominance by clashing heads in very physical battles. Each group of Bighorn Sheep will have a dominance order, with high ranking Rams(males) doing most of the breeding. Like Elk bulls after their rutting season, energy expended leaves bighorn rams in poor winter condition, resulting in a higher mortality rates among dominant rams.

During the bighorn rut, ram battles take place for the right to collect a harem of ewes(females). Bighorn Sheep Ram challenges can be a combination of show and bluff. When bluffing is matched, two rams will face each other, rearing up onto their hind legs, and smash their horns together with enourmous force. The battle sounds of these impacts are often compared to the reverberation of a high powered gunshot.

Dominant Bighorn Sheep Rams

Very large, dominant bighorn rams often have horns that make a full curl, continuing past they eye. It takes 7 or 8 years for Rams to reach this mature dominant stage and such animals are quite rare outside of protected areas.

Bighorn sheep ram horns can weigh up to 15 pounds on each side, meaning bighorn sheep males might have 30 pounds of horn on their head. Horns are rarely used for defense, but more for rutting season battles to establish breeding rights among the herd of ewes. Bighorn sheep ram fights are a wild animal experience not to be missed.