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Wildlife Officers Use Drones To Gather Better Data On Bighorn Sheep

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) - Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers used new technology to help them get a better idea of the state's bighorn sheep population. They launched a drone on Pikes Peak earlier this week.

Bighorn Sheep
(credit: Dan Walters)

They counted at least 12 of them in the area which included some lambs.

Officers will use the information as part of their annual survey of bighorn sheep on the mountain.

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