By Jennifer McRae

GEORGETOWN, Colo. (CBS4)– Wildlife officers, biologists and volunteers are surveying bighorn sheep. The group will be counting the number of sheep in Georgetown, Idaho Springs, Empire and Silver Plume.

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife said this annual or sometimes biannual count is important for wildlife managers to be able to classify and monitor herds, its dynamics and sex ratios.

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The information is also vital for license requirements in determining how many hunting licenses to issue.

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Jennifer McRae