Idaho Department of Fish and Game – Big Horn Sheep Study
Big Horn Sheep populations in Idaho continue to struggle in their ability to recover to huntable numbers in much of Idaho’s historical Big Horn Sheep habitat. The Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game is tracking smaller herds of Big Horn Sheep in the Southern Lemhi mountains and the Southern Beaverhead Mountains to try to understand their movements. This research has already provided significant information concerning; winter range, summer range, overlap with domestic sheep ranges and travel patterns between different sheep populations. The Idaho Chapter of SCI has purchased 2 satellite collars and the associated satellite time, to support this program $6,400.00.