Colorado Parks and Wildlife capture bighorn sheep for relocation

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SALIDA, Colo. — Several Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff and volunteers got together to relocate about 20 bighorn sheep from Colorado Springs to outside of Salida.

The team met around 7 a.m. and captured the sheep from the Rampart Herd in Colorado Springs.

The officials started by baiting the sheep into one area under a net and officials dropped the net to capture the sheep.

The animals were then subdued, blindfolded and prepped for relocation.

The animals were put in a cattle truck and taken to their new location. When they arrived at their new home in Badger Creek Canyon east of Salida, the sheep quickly ran back into the wild.

The sheep were relocated to help re-establish herd that died off east of Salida a few years ago.

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