Hikers are asked to comply ahead of time with bighorn sheep restrictions.
Plans for helicopter landings in wilderness areas face opposition from environmental groups.
The number of bighorn sheep in the range now totals 42.
Another release of 16 is scheduled for today amid criticism from opponents.
State agency rebuilding herd in mountains north of Tucson.
New group will be released near existing herd.
Twelve of the original 31 sheep transplanted are still alive.
Wildlife officials plan capture and release in late November.
Hikers have been seen with dogs in banned areas.
Tentative plan to capture and relocate more sheep moves forward.
Wildlife officials want to use helicopters to manage bighorn sheep.
"Encouraging developments" could mean another transplant of the wild sheep.
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.
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.
A newborn bighorn sheep lamb was spotted with its mother Friday in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, state wildlife officials reported.
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.
Another bighorn sheep has died in the Catalina Mountains, the Arizona Game and Fish Department reported Monday.
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.
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.
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.