February 21 Bighorn Sheep Project Status Update

Project Status Update: February 3 – February 16, 2014 – Some notes from this update:

  • “The Arizona Game and Fish Department is implementing an Advisory Committee recommendation to collapse the previous administrative mountain lion removal boundary and re-focus removal efforts to a more defined area.” – A map in the update shows the new area which is (very roughly) west of the highway and south of Charouleau Gap. Also covered here: New Bighorn boundaries set in the Catalinas.
  • “In recent weeks, several solitary sheep have banded together in larger groups.” – The update notes that research has indicated that sheep are safer in larger groups.
  • “Biologists anticipate that several more ewes will become mothers in the near future.” – There have been 3 lambs reported so far

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