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.
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.
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.
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.
Bighorn sheep are roaming wild in the Catalina Mountains once more.
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.
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.