Dall Sheep Management and Conservation

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DALL’S SHEEP SPECIES BACKGROUND

- There are four subspecies of North American wild sheep: Thinhorns which consist of the Dall’s and Stone’s sheep; and Bighorns which consist of the desert and Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep.

- More than 90 percent of North American wild sheep reside on public lands.

- State, federal, crown land agencies as well as tribal entities play an important role in wild sheep management.

- Disease transmitted from domestic sheep to wild sheep is the No. 1 limiting factor to successful recovery of wild sheep populations.

- Some public lands allow domestic sheep grazing in suitable historic wild sheep habitat causing large scale die-offs with many years of poor wild sheep lamb recruitment.

For more information visit the Wild Sheep Foundation website.
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