We hear about bighorn relocation and other big game animals being trapped and moved all the time, but how does it actually work?
The Wild Sheep Foundation answered that question with an in-depth look at the process they use to trap, inspect and relocate wild bighorn sheep.
The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department executed the procedure in January, helping move 20 bighorns from the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation to Hells Canyon, South Dakota, in hopes of replenishing the herd. The capture, vaccination and transportation processes are detailed, and it’s pretty incredible how they go about their business.
Kudos to the Montana FWP, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, the Oglala Parks and Rec Authority, Native Range, and all involved in this project.
Check out the video:
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