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

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