FWP and partners release bighorn sheep in Little Belt Mountains
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: January 11, 2021

UTICA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and partnering organizations and agencies captured and translocated bighorn sheep this month to an area of the Little Belt Mountains about 65 miles southeast of Great Falls.

Bighorn sheep, whose populations were once vast across the West, were extirpated from the Little Belts by the early 20th century. In the past 10 years, a few bighorn sheep have naturally returned to the mountain range, and although FWP biologists have documented lamb production there since 2015, they have been unable to verify more than six sheep at one time in the entire range.

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To watch a video presentation of this translocation, visit https://youtu.be/K6ML4TXurZU