- Associated Press - Monday, May 26, 2014

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Montana wildlife officials plan another attempt to reintroduce wild sheep to parts of the Madison Range and are considering a second reintroduction in the Paradise Valley.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks had planned to capture bighorn sheep from the Quake Lake herd this past winter and transplant them to the Wolf Creek drainage farther north. The plans were cancelled after three animals from the herd died of pneumonia.

Wildlife commissioners on Thursday gave officials approval to try again after the mortality in the Quake Lake herd ended up being low.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/1jdYz7m ) that officials are investigating a second transplant of sheep from the Missouri Breaks to the Livingston Peak area of the Paradise Valley.

A state plan calls for five new bighorn sheep transplants by 2022.


Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com

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