Forms of mouflon can be found in isolated pockets right across Europe and the Middle East into Central Asia. They are the most anatomically diverse wild sheep, amongst them the smallest ovis representatives in the World. With 17 subspecies across his range the mouflon can be easily divided into 3 categories. Urial, with the latin name vignei, Asiatic mouflon, with the latin name gmelini  and the European Mouflon, with the latin name aries. The European Mouflon is the direct link to today’s domestic sheep. During the Neolithic period,  c.6000BC, a feral population of semi-Domesticated sheep were introduced to the Mediterranean Islands of Corsica and Sardinia, it is the descendents of these sheep, encouraged by introductions on mainland Europe that make up the population of European Mouflon that can be hunted today. The first introductions were made to mainland Europe in 1566 mainly for private collections or hunting reserves, with the first significant introductions occurring in, what is now, the Czech Republic in 1858; with most other populations arriving in the early 20th Century.