On November 18, the Arizona Bighorn Sheep Society in conjunction with Arizona Fish and Game Department released 31 desert sheep back into their traditional habitat in the Catalina mountains near Tucson. All 31 sheep arrived healthy and proceeded up the trail into Romero canyon.
This is the first transplant with 2 more releases scheduled over the next two years. The release was covered by local news outlets and representatives of various agencies were present that helped to make the release a success. Special thanks goes to AZGFD commissioner J.W. Harris, in supporting this re-introduction. The Arizona Chapter of Safari Club International has committed $5,000 to this project so far and is a staunch and active supporter of local conservation efforts.
To learn more about Desert Bighorn or to donate to the reintroduction effort, please go to the ABSS website.