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Bighorn Sheep

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.

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16th bighorn found dead in Catalina Mountains

Another bighorn sheep has died in the Catalina Mountains, the Arizona Game and Fish Department reported Monday.

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Groups seek end of ‘crazy’ bighorn reintroduction

Groups seek end of ‘crazy’ bighorn reintroduction

A bighorn sheep reintroduction project that has brought the deaths of 15 bighorns and three mountain lions in the Catalina Mountains is a futile “crazy program” that will only lead to more dead animals, a spokesman for opponents of the project said Friday.

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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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2 more bighorns found dead; 3rd mountain lion killed

2 more bighorns found dead; 3rd mountain lion killed

Two more bighorn sheep have died in the Catalina Mountains and a mountain lion was killed for preying on sheep, state wildlife officials confirmed Wednesday.

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Lion is blamed for death of 13th bighorn in Catalinas

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.

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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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Game and Fish: 12th bighorn dies north of Tucson

Game and Fish: 12th bighorn dies north of Tucson

Another bighorn sheep, a ram, was found dead in the Catalina Mountains 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.

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Fitz: Arizona in the movies

Fitz: Arizona in the movies

A National Forest Service production, "Rambo" is a 2014 action epic directed by Ewe Grant, co-written by and starring Ram Rackbottom as "Rambo" a troubled and misunderstood Bighorn Sheep who sets out to avenge the deaths of his fellow bighorns at the hands of Mountain Lions. Despite initial …

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2 bighorn lambs spotted in Santa Catalina Mountains

2 bighorn lambs spotted in Santa Catalina Mountains

Two apparently healthy lambs have been born to bighorn sheep that were released in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson last November, state wildlife officials reported Wednesday.

February 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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.

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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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