State considers re-introducing bighorn sheep to southern New Mexico

News Briefs

State wildlife officials are considering re-introducing bighorn sheep to the Sacramento Mountains. 

The sheep have been absent from the region for nearly a century. The species was put on the endangered species list in 1980, then removed in 2011 following successful recovery efforts. 

Now there are an estimated 1,000 to 1,200 bighorn sheep statewide. 

Game and Fish is now asking for public comment on the proposal to re-establish them in the southern New Mexico mountains. 

A meeting is scheduled for Sep. 19, in Alamogordo. 

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Video

Now Trending on KRQE.com

Video Forecast

Connor's Sunday Evening Forecast

Thumbnail for the video titled "Connor's Sunday Evening Forecast"
More Weather Video Forecast

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

The Series Ep2: Social Pressure ➞