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Domestic Sheep Pathogen Deadly to Bighorn Sheep May Threaten Whitetail Deer, Bison, Moose, Caribou…and Cattle
The Bozeman, Montana-based Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF) is alarmed that claims by scientists linked to the American Sheep Industry (ASI) Association have found that pathogens similar to Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae (M.ovi) carried by domestic sheep and goats, and known to wildlife professionals across the western United States and Canada, as well as northern Mexico, as potentially deadly to North America’s iconic wild bighorn and thinhorn sheep, may now have crossed species lines to threaten other wildlife and cattle, as well.
WSF Support of proposed BC Govt. Land Action Regulation Letter
Utah Wildlife Board Approves Mineral Mountains Desert Bighorn Transplant
On May 31st, following five Regional Advisory Council (RAC) meetings around the state and more than two years of planning, the Utah Wildlife Board approved a Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) proposal to transplant desert bighorn sheep into the Mineral Mountains of Beaver County, in an effort to repopulate historic bighorn range....