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Nebraska Hunt Unit PINE RIDGE Bighorn Sheep

  • State:NE
  • Species:Bighorn Sheep
  • Area:9,938 square miles
  • Elevation:3,100 ft - 5,300 ft
  • Public Lands:572 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:6%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:175
  • Campgrounds:26
  • Fishing Access Sites:1
  • Trailheads:32
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:1,471 acres
  • National Forests:Nebraska National Forest
  • Lat-Long:42.273036, -103.145735

The PINE RIDGE unit regulates hunting opportunities for bighorn sheep in Nebraska and covers 9,938 square miles. Public lands comprise 572 square miles (6%) of the total land covered by this hunt unit. The greater region is best serviced by Scottsbluff, and Alliance. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 3,100 feet to a high of 5,300 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 1,471 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 26 campgrounds, and 1 public fishing access sites. There are 32 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Nebraska National Forest, Soldier Creek Wilderness. Additionally, 175 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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