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Sheep arrive in lower Boise Foothills, but they won’t stay long

Thousands of sheep released into Boise Foothills to graze

Thousands of sheep were released into the Boise, Idaho foothills in a nearly 100 year old tradition called "Following the Green". The domestic sheep will be grazing in the hills, eating heartily on their way up to the high country, according to th
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Thousands of sheep were released into the Boise, Idaho foothills in a nearly 100 year old tradition called "Following the Green". The domestic sheep will be grazing in the hills, eating heartily on their way up to the high country, according to th

Thousands of sheep were dropped off Tuesday in the Hulls Gulch Reserve area of the Boise Foothills. They’ll linger for about 10 days, grazing as far east as Table Rock, before heading higher into the mountains.

“We really want to minimize the conflicts with recreational users,” said Gretchen Hyde, executive director of the Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission. “This is a multiple-use area. The recreationists are here year-round. This is a very short time the sheep are going to be here. It’s kind of a cool opportunity to see the land actually producing.”

Photographer Kyle Green produced the above video on today’s sheep release.

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