New Mexico and Mexico Swap Bighorns and Pronghorns
New Mexico has a long running program to bolster the state's desert bighorn populations. Last week the state completed a swap of 300 pronghorns for 10 Mexican desert bighorn rams. KRQE.com has a write up and short video about the swap program.
Staff from the New Mexico Game and Fish Department made the trek to the mountains of Mexico this week to bring back the rams, a trek that was potentially dangerous since drug cartels are known to roam the area. The rams are now at the Red Rock Wildlife area in the Gila country in southwestern New Mexico where they will breed naturally.