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Bighorn Sheep

Catalina Mountains could get Tonto Forest bighorns

Catalina Mountains could get Tonto Forest bighorns

Tentative plan to capture and relocate more sheep moves forward.

August 27, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Controversy brews over plan for helicopters in wilderness

Controversy brews over plan for helicopters in wilderness

Wildlife officials want to use helicopters to manage bighorn sheep.

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Bighorns finding their footing, wildlife officials say

Bighorns finding their footing, wildlife officials say

"Encouraging developments" could mean another transplant of the wild sheep.

July 18, 2014 9:30 pm Related Loading…
Bighorn sheep numbers remain same

Bighorn sheep numbers remain same

Lambs born in mountains appear healthy, growing.

June 27, 2014 3:55 pmLoading…

Sierra Club opposes further bighorn releases in Catalina Mountains

An Arizona chapter of the influential Sierra Club — founded in 1892 by legendary conservationist John Muir and now the nation’s largest environmental group — has come out in opposition to a controversial bighorn sheep reintroduction near Tucson.

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No bighorns are known to have died in Catalina Mountains in past month

Bighorn sheep apparently have had their best month in the Catalina Mountains since 31 of the animals were transplanted to the range north of Tucson in November.

April 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Videos, photos released of latest bighorn lamb in Catalinas

Videos, photos released of latest bighorn lamb in Catalinas

A newborn bighorn sheep lamb was spotted with its mother Friday in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, state wildlife officials reported.

April 02, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

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Bighorn reintroduction funded by hunting interests

Bighorn reintroduction funded by hunting interests

Three organizations supported primarily by hunters are the main private financial backers of a controversial state project to reintroduce bighorn sheep to the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, records show.

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16th bighorn found dead in Catalina Mountains

Another bighorn sheep has died in the Catalina Mountains, the Arizona Game and Fish Department reported Monday.

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Groups seek end of ‘crazy’ bighorn reintroduction

Groups seek end of ‘crazy’ bighorn reintroduction

A bighorn sheep reintroduction project that has brought the deaths of 15 bighorns and three mountain lions in the Catalina Mountains is a futile “crazy program” that will only lead to more dead animals, a spokesman for opponents of the project said Friday.

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2 more bighorns die; mountain lion killed in Catalinas

Two more bighorn sheep have died in the Catalina Mountains, and a mountain lion was killed for preying on sheep, state wildlife officials said Wednesday.

March 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
2 more bighorns found dead; 3rd mountain lion killed

2 more bighorns found dead; 3rd mountain lion killed

Two more bighorn sheep have died in the Catalina Mountains and a mountain lion was killed for preying on sheep, state wildlife officials confirmed Wednesday.

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Lion is blamed for death of 13th bighorn in Catalinas

A bighorn sheep was found dead Friday in the Catalina Mountains — marking the 13th bighorn death since 31 sheep were relocated to the range from the Yuma area in November, state wildlife officials confirmed Monday.

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Bighorn-preying lions to be killed in smaller area only

Bighorn-preying lions to be killed in smaller area only

Mountain lions that kill bighorn sheep in the Catalina Mountains will now be tracked and killed by state-sponsored hunters only in a portion of the Catalinas rather than throughout the range, wildlife officials said Friday.

February 22, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

12th bighorn released in Catalinas dies

Another bighorn sheep, a ram, was found dead in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson on Tuesday, the Arizona Game and Fish Department has confirmed.

February 21, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
Game and Fish: 12th bighorn dies north of Tucson

Game and Fish: 12th bighorn dies north of Tucson

Another bighorn sheep, a ram, was found dead in the Catalina Mountains Tuesday, the Arizona Game and Fish Department has confirmed.

February 20, 2014 10:05 am Video Photos

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Steller: In Aravaipa Canyon, 43 lions killed for bighorns

If you’re troubled by the killing of two mountain lions to help bighorn sheep in the Catalinas, you have to hear about Aravaipa Canyon.

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Fitz: Arizona in the movies

Fitz: Arizona in the movies

A National Forest Service production, "Rambo" is a 2014 action epic directed by Ewe Grant, co-written by and starring Ram Rackbottom as "Rambo" a troubled and misunderstood Bighorn Sheep who sets out to avenge the deaths of his fellow bighorns at the hands of Mountain Lions. Despite initial …

February 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
2 bighorn lambs spotted in Santa Catalina Mountains

2 bighorn lambs spotted in Santa Catalina Mountains

Two apparently healthy lambs have been born to bighorn sheep that were released in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson last November, state wildlife officials reported Wednesday.

February 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tenth bighorn death in Catalinas reported

Another bighorn sheep has died in the Catalina Mountains — the 10th bighorn fatality since 31 sheep were released in the range last November, state wildlife officials confirmed Monday.

February 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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