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Bighorn Sheep

16 more bighorns released in Catalina Mountains

16 more bighorns released in Catalina Mountains

The number of bighorn sheep in the range now totals 42.

November 21, 2014 5:30 pmLoading…
14 bighorns released into Catalinas; 3 others die

14 bighorns released into Catalinas; 3 others die

Another release of 16 is scheduled for today amid criticism from opponents.

November 21, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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12 bighorns captured for release in Catalinas

12 bighorns captured for release in Catalinas

State agency rebuilding herd in mountains north of Tucson.

November 20, 2014 12:00 am
More bighorns coming to Catalinas this week

More bighorns coming to Catalinas this week

New group will be released near existing herd.

November 17, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Another bighorn sheep dies in the Catalina Mountains

Another bighorn sheep dies in the Catalina Mountains

Twelve of the original 31 sheep transplanted are still alive.

November 14, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
Ironwood Forest National Monument holds open house

Ironwood Forest National Monument holds open house

A "Meet the Monument" event at Ironwood Forest National Monument is Saturday.

November 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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More bighorn sheep will be brought to Catalinas

More bighorn sheep will be brought to Catalinas

Wildlife officials plan capture and release in late November.

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Dogs pose a threat to bighorn sheep survival

Dogs pose a threat to bighorn sheep survival

Hikers have been seen with dogs in banned areas.

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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.

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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.

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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.

March 18, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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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