Unnamed Resolution concerningBighorn Sheep in Kanaskis Game Preserve, Alberta

WHEREAS the Bighorn Sheep, Ovis canadensis, was first described to science from specimens taken near the present site of Exshaw, Alberta, by MacGillivray in 1801; and

WHEREAS a small band of bighorn has continued to exist at the type locality, which was included in Kanaskis Game Preserve, and became very tame; and

WHEREAS it has been learned that the Preserve has been opened to hunting and the sheep band may be exterminated;

THEREFORE, be it resolved that the American Society of Mammalogists deplores the opening of hunting on this particular band and requests that an attempt be made to give local protection to this band.