Texas Bighorn Society

TBS is a non-profit organization dedicated to returning bighorn sheep to their native ranges
in Texas.  All money raised
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History of Texas Bighorn Sheep - Bighorn Sheep Society

Bighorn Sheep PictographPictographs found in the Trans-Pecos region document the presence of wild sheep in the mountains of West Texas to prehistoric times.  While herds were probably never extremely large, unregulated hunting and exposure to disease from contact with domestic sheep drastically reduced their numbers soon after white man began settling in West Texas.  The last of Texas' native bighorns were gone by the early 1960's.

Initial efforts at restocking wild sheep met with failure and were abandoned....