"The snowshoe hare cycle has an impact on Dall sheep, according to research done by state wildlife biologist Steve Arthur, who monitors sheep populations in the Alaska Range. The two main predators of Dall sheep are coyotes and golden eagles, both of which also prey on snowshoe hares. When hares are at a high, coyotes and golden eagles produce more young, which inevitably increases the number of predators on sheep, specifically lambs"
Maybe on the KP there has been such a deficit of snowshoe hares that the sheep are encountering more predators. HMMM, I remember numbers being good, but now not so. I wonder if the sheep pop will get even worse. ****.