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.
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New technology helps @COParksWildlife survey bighorn sheep on steep mountain slopes. Friday we took our drone to spy sheep on inaccessible canyon walls. Here licensed drone pilot, CPW ofcr Ben Meier, launched and retrieved his drone as he scanned Devil's Playground on Pikes Peak. pic.twitter.com/MQFBcWnM4QREAD MORE: 'Monumental Day': Jeremy Bloom Reacts To Supreme Court Ruling On Student-Athlete Payments
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Officers will use the information as part of their annual survey of bighorn sheep on the mountain.