Bighorn Sheep Migration
Bighorn conservation must go far beyond locking people and their activities off of bighorn range. It is essential that wildlife, people and livelihoods be given equal weight in decisions such as those described in the video below.
The primary harm people do to bighorn is caused by human hunting, physical disruption of their movement, the agro-chemicals increasingly used for crops and so-called range ‘management’, and the gross mismanagement of forests by the public agencies.
Our experience with sheep in far-West Texas for 20-years showed us that human presence without these is not harmful, and some human impacts such as periodic livestock grazing in remote locations, and the water additions that support livestock are very, very good for sheep.