Bighorn Sheep moved to Pyramid Lake

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Bighorn sheep are native to the Lake Range on the east side of Pyramid Lake but the species disappeared from the area in the early 1900s. The animal made a historic return, Monday night, thanks to an effort between the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) and the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe.

“We’ve recovered a species lost in time,” Emily Hagler, Biologist for the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe said. “It’s been a main focus of the tribe for many years, recovering our fisheries and now to be able to recover a large game species is incredibly tremendous.”

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