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From the Field
Wild Sheep Foundation News
August 29th 2014
The Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF) is pleased to announce that Buddy DuVall will join the Wild Sheep Foundation staff serving the Foundation and it’s mission as Executive Vice President of Development. The former Executive Director of the USA Shooting Team Foundation, and a former USA Shooting team member competing in more than 40 World Cup and international competitions, will join the WSF staff team October 1, 2014.

“Buddy brings exceptional talent, character, values and capability to WSF and our fundraising, development, and marketing initiatives. Buddy is no stranger to the WSF family, having actively participated and supported WSF’s Sheep Show™ convention for ten years” stated Gray N. Thornton, WSF President & CEO. “Buddy will direct our Ensuring the Future of Wild Sheep development and capital campaign, support our convention and other...
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Wild Sheep Foundation News
August 27th 2014
Cody, Wyoming, USA.  The 2013-14 fiscal year for the Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF) closed June 30, 2014 with WSF directing an incredible $4.371 Million to mission programs during the last twelve months focused on our Purpose to  “Put and Keep Sheep on the Mountain™.”

“This is an exceptional accomplishment enabled through our 2014 record convention success, and is due to the generosity of our members, exhibitors, donors, auction buyers and sponsors and the leadership of our board of directors, committees and fine staff.  WSF directed nearly one half a million dollars more to mission programs this year over the prior year representing an 11.3% increase and the second consecutive year of 10+% mission funding growth” noted WSF President & CEO, Gray N. Thornton. “An industry leader in mission effectiveness, WSF raised and...
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Wild Sheep Foundation News
August 22nd 2014
The population of Dall sheep in the Northwest Arctic has declined by more than half in the past three years, prompting state and federal agencies to halt the annual hunt.

Results of the most recent survey, conducted over a week earlier this summer by officials from the National Park Service and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game show a decline of between 50 and 75 percent compared to a count done in 2011. The cancellation of the federal hunt is in the process of being done through a temporary special action from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service because of conservation concerns. The state hunt was cancelled as of August 9.

Reasons for the drop in sheep are many, but harsh winters — prolonged, record cold a couple years ago, and warm and icy last winter — resulting in starvation and a loss of habitat over the past few years are the most plausible...
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Other News
August 21st 2014
Washington D.C. - Today, Zambian Tourism and Arts Minister, Jean Kapata, announced that the ban on hunting, which was enacted in January 2013, has been lifted. Safari Club International (SCI) and SCI Foundation maintained that the ban was counter-productive to the conservation needs of Zambia, and today’s decision should be heralded as a win for sustainable-use conservation.

“SCI and SCI Foundation commend Minister Kapata on his decision,” said SCI Foundation Joe Hosmer. “Like most range states, Zambia relies on hunting revenue for most of their conservation funding, so maintaining sustainable hunting is crucial to their wildlife’s survival.


When the ban was initiated in January 2013, SCI and SCI Foundation immediately met with the Zambian government officials educating them on the commitment of the hunting community...