Bighorn sheep transplanted in Wyoming

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 5, 2017 at 7:51 a.m.



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POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — State game managers transplanted about two dozen bighorn sheep from the Lovell area in northern Wyoming to near Rawlins in the south-central part of the state.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department captured the sheep in the Devil's Canyon area and transplanted them last month to the Ferris-Seminoe area.

The Powell Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2lQUoKO) that the Game and Fish Department wants to keep the Devil's Canyon herd between 140 and 210 animals.

But wildlife biologist Leslie Schreiber says she counted 253 sheep last July and there could be more.

Around 130-150 bighorn sheep were believed to be living in the Ferris-Seminoe area before the new sheep arrived. The objective is 300.

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Information from: Powell (Wyo.) Tribune, http://www.powelltribune.com

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