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It all depends on the allotment. Every allotment can have a different off date, depending on the grazing plan. If there is a specific area you are concerned about, go to the Forest Service or BLM office and request to meet with the grazing specialist. That information is public record if you ask for it. But quite literally - every allotment can have different dates for grazing. Same for cattle too.
 
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We will be hunting the North Manti Unit for Cow Elk and when I went up there a few months ago there was sheep everywhere. GaryFish thanks for the info I will have to check with them.
 

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Yep, late Sept on the Manti. They like to get them off before the rifle hunters show up and shoot them like some archers do. (kind of sarcastic, yet kind of true)

I like to see sheep, cows, hunters, campers, birders, fishermen, etc... using the public lands. Multiple use. Some of the best bucks and bulls we've killed were close to sheep herds. Use them to your advantage and enjoy the ride!
 

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I like to see sheep, cows, hunters, campers, birders, fishermen, etc... using the public lands. Multiple use. Some of the best bucks and bulls we've killed were close to sheep herds. Use them to your advantage and enjoy the ride!
I got woken up EVERY MORNING, EVERY TRIP we took to the Skyline drive this year. Right at the break of 0'dark thirty we'd hear BAAA... BAAAAA then always one with a stupid bell. Grrrrr... this in a campground area too, wandering past the trailers. Funny thing is not a sheep in sight during the day, they only come in right at the crack of dawn to wake everyone up then skeedaddle.

I dont mind most critters on this earth, but sheep were gods joke on man. Born without a brain.

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I got woken up EVERY MORNING, EVERY TRIP we took to the Skyline drive this year. Right at the break of 0'dark thirty we'd hear BAAA... BAAAAA then always one with a stupid bell. Grrrrr... this in a campground area too, wandering past the trailers. Funny thing is not a sheep in sight during the day, they only come in right at the crack of dawn to wake everyone up then skeedaddle.

I dont mind most critters on this earth, but sheep were gods joke on man. Born without a brain.

-DallanC
This is how I feel about cows...put here to taste good is about all I can think of. I really don't trust them either, standing there chewing their cud acting like they aren't up to no good...I know better and I'm sure they're plotting something horrendous...I always keep my eye on those cows. ;-)
 

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They started moving sheep off the north Manti a couple days ago....
 

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What GaryFish said

They were moving them off the higher elevations of the North Slope where we were ptarmigan hunting 2 weeks ago.

There were some in Painter Basin Labor Day weekend.

They're rounding them up to move em out last weekend at Whitney Reservoir, Moffit Basin.

I have the Adopt-a-Highway on the North Slope part of the Mirror Lake Highway and one of the big sheep outfits moved his flock out second week of September.

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I got woken up EVERY MORNING, EVERY TRIP we took to the Skyline drive this year. Right at the break of 0'dark thirty we'd hear BAAA... BAAAAA then always one with a stupid bell. Grrrrr... this in a campground area too, wandering past the trailers. Funny thing is not a sheep in sight during the day, they only come in right at the crack of dawn to wake everyone up then skeedaddle.

I dont mind most critters on this earth, but sheep were gods joke on man. Born without a brain.

-DallanC
Well they did you a favor-- morning in the mtns is too pretty to sleep through.

And I bet some greenie was thinking why don't those guys stop shooting their guns and interrupting my "serenity". haha
 

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My opinion on sheep is get used to them and figure them out they will always be there. Talk, or try to talk to the sheep herders, give them a soda and ask how long they will be there and where they are moving next. It isn't always the most accurate because they move as needed but they give ball parks of when they will be where, and which direction they are moving next. As for the dogs at least up on the cache, if you are on 4 wheels they go crazy and try biting your tires, if you walk through there sheep they run up look scary then go back to lounging in the shade. Almost every year I or friends of mine will pack 2 or 3 lost sheep off the mountain after they have already left and the sheep herder who we have got to know gives us $50 per sheep. Like I said your best bet is to get used to them they aren't going anywhere.
 

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I think the dates are on the internet

I know the Forest Service posts the grazing permits for the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest on the internet as Range Annual Operating Instructions.
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http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/uwcnf/landmanagement/?cid=stelprdb5097659

the permits have starting and ending dates.

I assume they do the same for other Forests.

Mirror Lake Highway a few weeks ago. The Sheepboy (is that what they're called when they're on a horse?) was taking as many pictures of the cars and those in the cars of him.
 

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