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Desert Bighorn Sheep

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.

February 24, 2014 12:00 pm Related Loading…
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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Fourth bighorn released into Catalinas has died

Fourth bighorn released into Catalinas has died

A fourth bighorn sheep released into the Santa Catalina Mountains on Nov. 18 has died, killed by a mountain lion, according to a new report from the state wildlife agency.

December 21, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…
Pusch Ridge bighorn sheep and people: a bad combination

Pusch Ridge bighorn sheep and people: a bad combination

More than two decades ago I provided the Pima County Board of Supervisors with testimony regarding desert bighorn sheep on Pusch Ridge in the Catalina Mountains.

December 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson boy, 10, bags bighorn; he's youngest in recent history

Tucson boy, 10, bags bighorn; he's youngest in recent history

Quinn Rusing's mother received the state permit to hunt bighorn sheep, and she gave the opportunity to her son as a 10th-birthday gift. He harvested the bighorn north of Yuma on that special day, Dec. 17.

January 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson boy, 10, bags bighorn; he's youngest in recent history

Tucson boy, 10, bags bighorn; he's youngest in recent history

A Tucson 10-year-old is the youngest Arizona hunter in recent history to harvest a desert bighorn sheep, the state Game and Fish Department says.

January 19, 2013 12:00 am

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