Brett French presents: Outdoor gear company organizes bighorn transfer
By angelamontana

Posted: April 30, 2020

Fifty-five bighorn sheep living on the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation have been transferred to create new herds in North Dakota and Utah. The animals were captured and shipped thanks to the work of KUIU, its volunteers and donors. KUIU is a California-based lightweight hunting gear manufacturer. Their conservation director and chief hunting officer, Brendan Burns, lives in Bozeman. He’s been working with the tribe to develop its bighorn sheep program for several years. Burns is hopeful that the transfer sets a new mark for other organizations to invest in conservation directly. To read more about the work and where the sheep went, check out my story at

(Written by Brett French – Outdoors Editor for the Billings Gazette/Montana Untamed)

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