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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.

August 06, 2014 8:00 pm Related Loading…
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…

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.

March 23, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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…

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.

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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.

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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.

February 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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…
9th bighorn released in Catalina Mountains dies

9th bighorn released in Catalina Mountains dies

A ninth bighorn sheep has died in the Catalina Mountains where 31 bighorns were released in November, state wildlife officials reported Friday.

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Eight of 31 released bighorns now dead

Eight of 31 released bighorns now dead

Eight of the 31 bighorn sheep transplanted to the Catalina Mountains in November are now dead — slashing the size of the group by more than 25 percent in just over two months.

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7th reintroduced bighorn reportedly dies in Catalinas

7th reintroduced bighorn reportedly dies in Catalinas

A seventh bighorn sheep apparently has died in the Catalina Mountains, according to state wildlife officials, said a state senator who spoke with the officials Wednesday.

January 23, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Ariz. wildlife agency delays information on bighorns

Ariz. wildlife agency delays information on bighorns

State wildlife officials declined Friday to provide current information on a controversial bighorn sheep reintroduction in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson.

January 17, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Pronghorns released near Sonoita

Pronghorns released near Sonoita

Forty-one pronghorns, commonly known as antelope, were released at two sites in the Sonoita-Patagonia area Wednesday — part of an effort to rebuild dwindling herds in Southeastern Arizona.

January 16, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Fifth bighorn transplanted to Catalinas dies

Fifth bighorn transplanted to Catalinas dies

A fifth bighorn sheep has died in the Catalina Mountains — the victim of a mountain lion.

January 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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