30 bighorn sheep released on tribal lands in North Dakota

MANDAREE, N.D. — Thirty bighorn sheep are running free on the Fort Berthold Reservation as part of a new agreement between the state of North Dakota and the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation.

The bighorns brought from Montana were released earlier this week as part of a plan to reestablish the sheep in the western part of the state.

MHA Tribal Councilman Cory Spotted Bear said 13 ewes and three rams were released near Mandaree, while 12 ewes and two rams were released near Twin Buttes. The bighorns have been disease-tested and are radio-collared for tracking purposes.

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