Sheep arrive in the foothills on annual migration

Credit: Troy Colson/ KTVB

Sheep arrive in the foothills on annual migration

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by KTVB

KTVB.COM

Posted on April 14, 2013 at 8:56 AM

Updated Sunday, Nov 24 at 11:42 PM

BOISE -- In the Boise Foothills, the arrival of spring means the arrival of sheep on their annual spring migration to the high country.

The sheep were seen earlier Friday, off Bogus Basin Road, heading east toward 8th Street.

A couple of guard dogs keep watch over the flock.

Of course, more hikers, runners, mountain bikers and dogs are enjoying the area this time of year, too.

To help keep the Foothills enjoyable for everyone, the Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission passed along a few tips.

"So you need to keep your pets on a leash, and then that won't antagonize the guard dogs. and the other thing is for mountain bikers, it's really key to  get off your bike and walk through the sheep, and then the guard dogs won't try to chase you," said Steven Stuebner with Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission.

Each band of sheep has about 2,400 animals. A rancher in Wilder says two more bands will be dropped off in the Foothills next week.

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