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Airborne sharpshooters set to kill non-native sheep in Big Bend NP

Airborne sharpshooters will take to the skies over Big Bend National Park on Sunday in a bid to reduce the numbers of non-native Barbary sheep in the park so they don't jeopardize the small numbers of native Desert Bighorn sheep.

The Deadhorse Mountains and surrounding areas, including the Dagger Flat Road and Old Ore Road, will be closed to the public from August 11 – August 17 while the Park Service works with Texas Parks and Wildlife to remove the Barbary Sheep using helicopters and staff trained in aerial shooting operations.

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