WPR News
8:24 pm
Mon November 15, 2010

Transplanted bighorns doing well in Wyoming

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. – Bighorn sheep transplanted last year from Oregon to the Seminoe Mountains in south-central Wyoming are doing well.

Wildlife officials say at least a dozen lambs were documented this spring from last winter's transplant.

The Wyoming Game and Fish department says that agency personnel have been flying over the Seminoe range every month to monitor the movements and locations of the sheep.

The Seminoe sheep are going to be supplemented with another 20 sheep from Oregon next month.

The proposed capture and transplant operation is part of a larger project that aims to supplement the dwindling herd with about 60 sheep overall.

The December infusion of another 20 bighorns would be the third supplemental population boost for the beleaguered Seminoe Ferris herd in a year.