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The Latest: Record bighorn ram lived in Montana state park

February 9, 2018

This photo provided by the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 1 shows a bighorn sheep skull recovered on Montana's Wild Horse Island State Park is shown at FWP regional headquarters in Kalispell, Mont. on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say the ram was measured at the Boone & Crockett Club's headquarters in Missoula and scored 216 ¾ points, which would shatter the previous record by nearly 7 inches (nearly 18 centimeters). (Dillon Tabish/Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 1, via AP)

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on a record bighorn sheep found in Montana (all times local):

2 p.m.

A bighorn ram that spent its life on Montana’s Wild Horse Island State Park looks to be a world record bighorn sheep.

Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say the ram was measured at the Boone & Crockett Club’s headquarters in Missoula on Wednesday and scored 216 3/8 points, which would shatter the previous record by nearly 7 inches (nearly 18 centimeters).

Senior Boone & Crockett officials are scheduled to meet in Bozeman later this month to confirm the record, based on measurements of the ram’s horns.

A game warden found the ram’s carcass on the Flathead Lake island in 2016. It was kept in cold storage for about a year.

FWP spokesman Dillon Tabish says it hasn’t been determined where the specimen will be displayed.

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