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Game and Fish Department Committed To Relocating Bighorn Sheep

The Arizona Game and Fish Department says it remains optimistic about the relocation of Bighorn Sheep to the Catalina Mountains , north of Tucson , despite the death of another sheep at the hands of a mountain lion.

Spokeswoman Diana Tilton says the fourth sheep to die succumbed to stress-related issues due to its relocation.

“The sheep have kind of gone into vegetation that’s a little bit thicker then maybe they were used to and it’s making them, maybe a little more vulnerable,” Tilton said.

She says the problems are not unexpected and Game and Fish remains committed to relocating more sheep into the area next year.


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