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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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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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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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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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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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Wildlife group opposes bighorn project

A new group — Friends of Wild Animals — has been formed in Tucson to protest developments in a recent bighorn sheep reintroduction near the city and voice opposition to the closure of meetings on the project by state wildlife officials.

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Game and Fish respond to questions about bighorn, lion deaths

Game and Fish respond to questions about bighorn, lion deaths

The reintroduction of bighorn sheep to the Catalina Mountains has gotten off to a deadly and controversial start — with two bighorns killed by mountain lions, two predatory lions killed by state-sponsored hunters and many citizens voicing scathing criticisms of the project.

December 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Bighorns and mountain lions die

Bighorns and mountain lions die

Bighorn sheep and mountain lions are dying in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson as a result of a “transplant” of 31 sheep into the range last month.

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Bighorns are roaming the mountains

Bighorns are roaming the mountains

All 31 of the bighorn sheep released into the Catalina Mountains on Nov. 18 apparently have survived so far and are fanning out across the range, state wildlife officials said Wednesday.

November 29, 2013 12:00 am
Bighorn sheep captured for move to Tucson mountains

Bighorn sheep captured for move to Tucson mountains

YUMA — Wildlife officers — swooping out of the sky in helicopters and wielding net guns — snared fleet bighorn sheep in rugged mountains northeast of here Saturday.

November 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Pusch Ridge: new home to bighorns

Pusch Ridge: new home to bighorns

Drive north of Tucson into Oro Valley, pull over, and peer up at rugged Pusch Ridge towering above you to the east: What you’re seeing is the past and future home of a free-roaming herd of bighorn sheep.

November 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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