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WTF!?The other transplanted bighorns have died, most of them victims of mountain lions, and three lions have been killed for preying on sheep.
I saw 7 or 8 by the bridge at fish creek canyon earlier this week.chumley wrote:The only HAZ reports I am aware of are sightings on Battleship, including one I saw a few weeks ago.
Ha! seriously? As if the lives of these animals are better spent wasted in an obviously failed experiment? Please...nonot wrote:Keep in mind that they do offer bighorn hunting permits, so I'm hoping that the relocation is saving the sheep by preventing them from being hunted?
Mike and Van had quite the Company of them on the Cliffs of Weaver's Needle last year and and Wally had a couple somewhere on the First Water side, on his Trips to Massacre Falls...They are pretty populated in the Goldfields too. There's Tanks out there for them and Brian and I saw a Herd a couple of Years ago. A lot of People get Photographs of them when they go out on Dolly at Canyon Lake. If you check the Bighorn Sheep Label, you can see where all we've at least gotten Photos of them...chumley wrote:The only HAZ reports I am aware of are sightings on Battleship, including one I saw a few weeks ago.
But the department says helicopters are needed to manage or capture the animals when they are in remote portions of their ranges. Helicopters would be used to access the sheep in wilderness areas to collect blood samples, replace GPS collars, monitor health or investigate a death, for example.
"We'd only use them when we absolutely need to use them," said Joe Sacco, a wildlife manager supervisor who works on the Santa Catalina Bighorn Sheep Reintroduction Project.