Skip to comments.16 of 31 Bighorn sheep moved to Tucson are now dead
Posted on 03/17/2014 3:57:20 PM PDT by Mr Rogers
From 3 months ago:
"TUCSON - Thirty one Bighorn sheep that were relocated to the Catalina mountains Monday are thriving, according to Arizona Game and Fish officials. Their movements are being tracked using GPS collars. News 4 Tucson was given insight into their first few hours on their new turf. If you live in, or visit Pusch Ridge grab your binoculars, you're in for a sight...The cost of the project is around $600,000. It's funded by private donations and fees from hunting and fishing licenses."
From a week ago:
"Officials said a mountain lion killed the ewe they found in the Catalinas Sunday. Hunters tracked and killed the offending mountain lion. The 15th death was discovered on Tuesday, when a dead ram was found. The cause of the ram's death is under investigation. Out of the 6 relocated rams, 1 is still alive."
"TUCSON - Game and Fish has reported a mountain lion has killed another relocated bighorn sheep. This is the 16th death so far of the 31 sheep who were moved from a mountain area near Yuma to the Catalinas."
Your hunting fees at work. I guess it could be worse...if Tucson or Pima County got hold of the cash, it would be lining the pockets of brother-in-laws or building bike trails to nowhere.
We’re stuck on stupid.
Bighorn sheep dying at the same time a plane full of people disappears?
This is really suspicious.
Gee...I think they have finally figured out that little mystery...
They were on the menu...
Looks like they need to have $600k literacy program for the bighorn sheep.
Hmm...dead bighorn sheep. Blood trails. Half-eaten carcasses. Mountain lions with stuffed bellies. There has to be a connection here, but I’m just not seeing it...
Sounds like a more liberal lion tag policy would be in order. Say, 2 or 3 per year instead of just one.
How about a mountain lion project to populate the Texan thru Arizona border areas. Border guards don’t have any work to do there, at least some cats can be kept fed.
A friend was telling me of a pair of hunters in his party who were confronted by a mountain lion near Williams, Arizona (west of Flagstaff). He said that they were perplexed on how to react since they thought they would be in trouble if they shot it. I asked why they didn’t fire a warning shot. My friend pointed out that they were bow hunting! :)
HEY, NOW!!!?...I'm a cougar fan from way back....MrsSgtBob is now a cougar8^)>
A lot of the singles bar owners would object I'm sure.
Tastes just like chicken.. or is it spotted owl?
Keep your cats away from the ranch, we’ve killed 3 in 17 years, Big Cat’s, Coyotes and feral hog’s are shot on sight.
Now don’t ya go jumpin ta conclusions there and bein bias to no mountain lions, pilgrim..
It aint terrorist mountain lions..
Never seen a “couples” bar, as most are spatting on the way out...;-)
“Out of the 6 relocated rams, 1 is still alive.”
There’s your prime suspect. He wants all the females for himself. Kind of like The Professor taking out all the others so he could be alone with Ginger and Mary Ann.
are there Mooslims?
Dear environmentalist group, thank you for the hors d’ouevres you most graciously sent to us. Please send the next shipment with finishing sauce and some toothpicks.
The picture would not look like this if the sheep were issued CCW permits and were carrying.
All governments and bureaucracies are the same.
Chock full of armchair experts.
Good Idea! Though... I say that the whole border could be a Global Hawk training range.... but sure enough the kid gamers flying those platforms would eventually be set loose on you and I.
Some of these folks need to look south to Texas, we’ll show them how to relocate exotic’s.
The feral hogs on our ranch are so nocturnal that we never see them unless they walk in front of a game camera. How are you killing yours?
Ours also avoid the hog traps too.
If you encounter a Mountain Lion pull out your Springfield Armory .40 cal and place two-four successive personal defense rounds in its brain. :-)
Actually it's called nature.
Our country is pretty open and I’m all over the ranch everyday, picked up a Panther Arms LR 308 for a little more firepower. That and a CZ 527 in 223 pretty well have me covered.
ATN ThOR thermal imaging scope mounted on a Sig 716 7.62x51 rifle.
"You voracious man-eating son of a bitch, there was 31 Democrats in Pima County and you ate 16 of them. G_d d_mn you! I sentence you to be hanged by the neck until you are dead, Dead, DEAD, as a warning against reducing the Democratic population of Pima County. Packer, you Republican cannibal, I would sentence you to Hell but the statutes forbid it."
We don’t see the hogs in the day time. Also we have a 4 lane highway and a county airport plus a county road and neighbors too close for comfort. Also I forgot a state prison farm on our entire southern side. If we did see them we would have to be close and very careful.
I was hoping you were going to tell me about some new fool proof hog trap.
Shoot, shovel, and shut up.
Missed a panel on the sign .... pull out your 45 and shoot the damn thing ... again and again until it stops moving!
Maybe they were afraid the sheep would took. A dead sheep tells no tales.
Neighborhood watch with a private air force flying CAP.
Big Kitteh PING
“Hey! What are you eating?”