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From the Field
Wild Sheep Foundation News
May 2nd 2016
Bozeman, Montana – May 2, 2016:  The Wild Sheep Foundation is proud to announce a boost to its youth outdoor experience programming, thanks to increased support from longtime friends Larry and Brenda Potterfield and the MidwayUSA Foundation.

In 2011, the Potterfields, who founded the highly successful MidwayUSA Corporation, generously donated $600,000 to WSF with a goal of establishing an endowment to support the annual Youth Wildlife Conservation Experience (YWCE). The YWCE takes place annually at WSF’s premiere fundraising event and convention, The Sheep Show™, in Reno, Nev. This program, which has been run by WSF Youth Education Coordinator Dr. Ryan Brock for the past four years, has seen attendance grow annually.

In 2015, the MidwayUSA Foundation entered an agreement with WSF to establish an endowment within the MidwayUSA...
From the Field
Wild Sheep Foundation News
April 22nd 2016
BOZEMAN, Montana — April 25, 2016. The Wild Sheep Foundation, the leader in wild sheep conservation applauded passage last week by the U.S. Senate of the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act, as included in S.2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act.  Similar legislation passed the House of Representatives earlier in the 114th Congress, setting up one last step before final passage and enactment.

"This is as close as sportsmen have come in the long years of developing the Sportsmen’s Act," said President & CEO Gray N. Thornton.  "We are grateful to have committed bill sponsors in Senators Lisa Murkowski (R- Alaska) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and the leadership of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus.  We are confident that House and Senate can now reach agreement on a final bill and will continue our role in the teamwork to...
From the Field
Wild Sheep Foundation News
April 11th 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada and Bozeman, Montana – April 11, 2016:  While the equation is simplistic, and a great deal more time, treasure and talent was needed to make it happen, on April 9th, 65 Fraternity of Desert Bighorn (FDB) and Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF) members including the WSF board of directors and several WSF staff, were flown by helicopter atop a mountain north of Las Vegas in the Desert National Wildlife Refuge for a day of hard work, great satisfaction and even greater rewards for Nevada’s desert bighorn sheep and other wildlife.

“The Fraternity of Desert Bighorn and Wild Sheep Foundation partnered on this needed Wild Sheep Foundation Hidden Valley Guzzler to replace a nearby slick-rock development plagued by silt and debris due to its river-wash location,” FDB President and WSF Secretary Brett Jefferson stated. “This project would not...
From the Field
Wild Sheep Foundation News
March 14th 2016
Thanks to the generosity of the Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, the Wild Sheep Foundation is proud to continue offering outstanding outreach to youth through the WSF’s Shooting, Hunting & Ethics Education Programs (S.H.E.E.P.)

“The Wild Sheep Foundation is grateful to have been awarded grant funding through the Cabela’s Outdoor Fund this year,” says Buddy DuVall, WSF executive vice president of Development.

S.H.E.E.P. is a nationwide, yearlong series of events. From Pennsylvania to the westernmost states, S.H.E.E.P. brings young people in touch with outdoor adventure through large-scale experiences like laser shot, hover archery range, pellet gun ranges, and various other kinds of hands-on learning. In addition to any range fees, materials or travel expenses, the shipping charges for items used in these events often become the...