Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep Compulsory registration for harvested sheep
Registration changes in 2019/2020
All persons who kill a male bighorn sheep over one (1) year of age must submit the sheep to the Designated Office for compulsory registration.
- means to collect critical information for wildlife management and enforcement
- legal authority to possess a specimen when appropriate.
Starting in the 2019-20 hunting season, all hunter killed rams must be submitted to Designated Offices only by appointment with the cape and lower jaw removed, and eyes intact. These include rams killed under the authority of the hunting licence (resident, non-resident, non-resident alien), or harvested by Métis or First Nation hunters.
Hunters should also remove excess meat and fat from the base of the skull before presenting the sheep for registration