Sheep to start grazing in Price Valley

Posted at 8:34 AM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 11:05:07-04

MCCALL, Idaho — Domestic female sheep will be added to the sheep currently grazing in the New Meadows Ranger district starting Friday, June 12.

The sheep will start grazing in Price Valley and eventually move to Mud Creek drainage, Brush Mountain, and on Railroad Saddle by October.

There are over 2,000 sheep already on the New Meadows Ranger District. These animals graze on Forest land, which helps reduce fuels prevent the spread of wildfires. This grazing also helps makes vegetation healthier.

The sheep will be watched by herders, three herder dogs, and two guard dogs while they are grazing.

If you come across these domestic sheep, make sure to pass them without startling them. If you have animals with you, make sure to control them. Also, do not attempt to pet the livestock or guard dogs.

If you have any questions, please call your local Ranger District Office. Or, if you have concerns about the grazing occurring on Price Valley, call the New Meadows Ranger District at (208) 347-0300.

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