Saturday, October 26, 2019

Bighorns on the Plains

I have been traveling a fair bit and/or just busy. A little time on the high plains allowed for some bighorn sheep viewing. This particular herd is from reintroduced sheep as the original population was extinguished (

There is a very, very limited hunting season on bighorns in South Dakota, but these animals were in a protected area. Not far from here, a record ram was taken in 2018. The limited hunting supports habitat and herd management. Due to disease, management is tricky and requires translocating bighorn sheep on a regular basis.