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Wild Sheep Foundation News
September 10th 2014
Every day without a “beep beep beep beep beep” in his earphones is a good day for big game biologist Brett Wiedmann.
The beeps are a radio collar mortality signal and they mean yet another of the state’s prized bighorn sheep has died.
Starting Aug. 5, in what was a long deadly month, at least 20 of the animals have died of pneumonia in the northern Badlands habitat. Tests show the disease is from contact with domestic sheep. It is spreading among the several bighorn groups in what Wiedmann calls “the hub of the wheel” for bighorns.
As if the fatal disease weren’t bad enough, 14 of the dead were among a group of two dozen transplanted in February from a pristine location in the Alberta, Canada, Northern Rocky Mountain region.
Wiedmann, big game biologist with the state Game and Fish Department’s Dickinson office, said the...
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Other News
September 5th 2014
MISSOULA, Mont. - The largest pronghorn ever recorded has been certified by Boone and Crockett Club as a new World’s Record.
The huge buck, hunted in Socorro County, N.M., in 2013, scores 96-4/8 B&C points.
The new record breaks a tie between two specimens from Arizona. One was taken in Coconino County in 2000, the other in Mohave County in 2002. Both scored 95 B&C points. Club officials say the difference between these old records and the new - a full inch-and-a-half - is an extraordinary jump. In fact, the margin between the now No. 1- and No. 2-ranked trophies is the largest in Boone and Crockett pronghorn records, which contain more than 3,400 entries.

The outstanding trophy also marks a notable achievement for conservation professionals.
Boone and Crockett records are a gauge of exceptional...
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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...