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Bighorn Sheep To Make A Return To Santa Catalina Mountains


Desert bighorn sheep will return to the Santa Catalina Mountains outside Tucson this weekend for the first time in more than a decade. Thirty bighorns from outside of Yuma will be released into the Pusch Ridge area of Mount Lemmon. Mike Quigley of the Wilderness Society says the eventual goal is a self-sustaining herd of at least one-hundred animals.
 
The multi-year reintroduction project is a joint effort of an advisory committee including The Wilderness Society and other conservation and sportsmen’s groups working with the Forest Service and Arizona Game and Fish.

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