More bighorn sheep captured, released
By Scott Trudeau
Monday, January 15, 2007, 12:01 AM
A second capture and release of California Bighorn Sheep in Keremeos last Thursday yielded a total of 23.
An additional eight sheep were caught to go with the 15 from the previous day’s capture.
A total of 10 mature females, one yearling ewe and two females were caught; nine males including a pair of three-year-olds were captured and one did not have its sex recorded.
Brian Harris, a wildlife biologist with the Ministry of Environment said primary funding for the project was supplied by the Habitat Conservation Trust Fund which is a surcharge on hunting and fishing licences and supported by the Foundation for North American Wild Sheep, Grand Slam Club Ovis and the Wild Sheep Society of B.C.
All sheep were released in Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park following their capture.
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Unfortunately I was not able to participate in this transplant. Too bad it did not happen on a weekend.
I hope the sheep do well.
It's the journey, not the destination.
This is the type information that I love to see. Brings back memories from a misspent youth and points a flaming arrow to a brighter future. I was in zoology-ecology grad. school at the U of BC from '68-'71 and lived in the Okanagan from May 1970 to July 1971. I used to travel through the lower Okanagan via Skaha lake and Keremeos a lot. I vividly remember the bighorn sheep along the highway. For some strange reason, even though I hunted other animals, I never once thought about hunting them. Must have been something about their proximity to civilization. Thanks again for sharing information about the $$$ being put on the ground.
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