Chapter

The Rocky Mountain Sheep

George C. Frison

in Survival by Hunting

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 2004 | ISBN: 9780520231900
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520927964 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520231900.003.0006
The Rocky Mountain Sheep

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This chapter examines the hunting of mountain sheep in the Rocky Mountains during the prehistoric period. It explains that mountain sheep demonstrate behavioral patterns quite different from those of deer or pronghorn, and hunting strategies that are successful with sheep will not necessarily be effective for other animals. It mentions that a constant threat to mountain sheep populations is their inability to adapt successfully to the presence of humans and to build up immunity to parasites and diseases introduced by domestic sheep.

Keywords: mountain sheep; hunting; Rocky Mountains; prehistoric period; behavioral patterns; hunting strategies; immunity

Chapter.  8995 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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