SINCLAIR, Wyo. — Game managers have released 20 bighorn sheep in a wildlife habitat management area near Seminoe Reservoir in south-central Wyoming.
The sheep released this week in the Seminoe Mountains are transplants from Oregon.
It's the first time in about 30 years sheep have been relocated to the area.
Wyoming Game and Fish officials introduced sheep that they hope are adapted to the short, early forage season afforded in southern Wyoming.
Previously, about 100 bighorn sheep from the Whiskey Peak area were released in the Seminoe Mountains. But those sheep haven't fared so well because lambs had a tough time surviving.
Biologists hope the Oregon sheep can better adapt to the Seminoe Mountains and the herd can grow once again.