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By Tracie Mitchell
Staff Writer 

Wyoming Game and Fish relocate 24 bighorn sheep Saturday

 

February 22, 2017

Tracie Mitchell

A bighorn sheep ewe, held by volunteers has her eyes covered to help reduce stress and make her health check-up go as smoothly as possible during the bighorn sheep capture Saturday at the Kane Boat Ramp near Lovell.

LOVELL – Saturday morning the Wyoming Game and Fish and the Wyoming Wild Sheep Foundation worked together to capture and health check 20 bighorn sheep ewes, three young rams and a ram lamb from the Devil's Canyon herd near Lovell before relocating the animals to the Ferris-Seminoe herd near Rawlins.

A second bighorn sheep capture is schedule for today to gather another 14 ewes and two young rams for a total of 40 being relocated. The 40 animals from the Devil's Canyon herd will help increase the numbers of the Ferris-Seminoe herd and continue to restore sheep to their historic range.

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