2021—Reintroduced

Bighorn Sheep were reintroduced to the Uinta Mountains in the Flaming Gorge area of Utah starting in 1983. Bighorns have continued to be reintroduced here, with some transplants occurring as recently in 2014. We were fortunate to spot a small group of three young rams in the campground near the edge of the gorge on our first morning here. This curious ram stopped to check us out before catching up with his mates and disappearing from view. According to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, this area currently has between 150 and 200 Bighorn Sheep and they estimate the area can sustain a population of about 450 sheep. There are several small bands spread throughout this area. We’re hoping to see more during the week we’re here.

Leave a Reply