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Watch & Listen: Relocating Nevada's Bighorn Sheep

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Kathleen Masterson

Nevada’s bighorn sheep are under threat from disease. To grow the population, biologists have been relocating sheep to new habitat. The bighorn are captured with a net gun, then airlifted by helicopter, medically evaluated, and then driven to their new mountain home. KUNR’s Kathleen Masterson recently attended a relocation in Northern Nevada and she talked about her reporting experience with Bree Zender.

Below is dramatic video of volunteers relocating 31 bighorn sheep in remote Nevada, and you can listen to the full news report here

Kathleen Masterson is a former reporter at KUNR Public Radio.
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