The Return of Desert Bighorn Sheep to Arizona Mountaintops

Sheep hunters are some of the most passionate outdoorsmen and valuable conservationists in the world. As Vance Corigan says in a February 2017 New York Times article “people who pay $300,000 for one tag just paid to recover 30 sheep to places that haven’t had sheep in 100 years.”   This year SCI Foundation and …

Study Continues after Successful Bighorn Reintroduction in Arizona

As part of a four year ongoing study, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is continuing to monitor the Santa Catalina sheep population. AZGFD released an additional 29 desert bighorn sheep in November 2015, bringing the total number of bighorns released in the Santa Catalina Mountain range to 90 since 2013. Nearly all of …

Weekly Update: Arizona Sheep Project

Last year, SCI Foundation partnered with the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGFD) to establish a self-sustaining population of desert bighorn sheep in the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Arizona. This conservation effort has scheduled three separate releases of bighorn sheep, each consisting of approximately 30 animals. Biologists estimate that the Catalina Mountains can sustain …