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Survival by HuntingPrehistoric Human Predators and Animal Prey$
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George Frison

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780520231900

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520231900.001.0001

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The Rocky Mountain Sheep

The Rocky Mountain Sheep

(p.143) Chapter 6 The Rocky Mountain Sheep
Survival by Hunting

George C. Frison

University of California Press

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

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