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New Hoback Sign Highlights Benefits of Fire for Bighorn Sheep

August 17, 2018
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New Sign at the mouth of Hoback Canyon highlights the benefits of fire for bighorn sheep

Jackson - Thanks to a partnership between the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the Wyoming Wild Sheep Foundation, visitors to Jackson Hole traveling through the Hoback Canyon will have an opportunity to learn a little bit about the local bighorn sheep herd and the benefits of fire on the landscape. "Wildfire can be destructive and most people only hear about the negative aspects, but fire can also be very beneficial to wildlife," said Jackson Public Information Specialist Mark Gocke. "This new sign at the mouth of the Hoback Canyon, where wild bighorns are often seen, will have the opportunity to inform a lot of people about the benefits of fire to local bighorn sheep." 

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