The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is offering residents a chance to see one of the state’s best climbers in their natural habitat.
This weekend, the commission is taking a limited number of people on hikes to observe western Nebraska’s Big Horn Sheep populations. Education Specialist Amanda Filipi with the commission says no one should miss the opportunity.
“They add that historic aspect,” says Filipi, “They’re part of this natural ecosystem (and) they’re a really cool critter to see up close.”
Filipi says spotting a herd should prove easy thanks to the use of radio telemetry.
“We’re using the research being conducted on these animals to, I don’t want to say cheat on our hike, but give us a leg-up so that at least that way we know which direction they are.” she says.
The hikes, which each begin at 9 a.m., will be Friday July 13th, at Fort Robinson State Park west of Crawford and Saturday July 14th at the Wildcat Hills Nature Center south of Gering. Filipi says those who decide to attend need to be ready for a one to three-mile hike.