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From the Field
Wild Sheep Foundation News
September 20th 2016
Bozeman, Montana — September 19, 2016. The Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF), the leader in wild sheep conservation, will host internationally acclaimed conservationist, speaker, Global Vice Chair of the IUCN’s Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group, and CEO of Conservation Visions, Shane Mahoney for “A Conservation Evening with Shane Mahoney – the Wild Harvest Initiative.” This event will be held at their Bozeman World Headquarters on September 27, 2016 from 5:30 pm – 8:00pm. This event, which is open to the public, is the latest in a series of WSF hosted events designed to unite the hunting/conservation and environmental communities to focus on finding common ground and identifying solutions to shared problems in order to benefit wildlife, their habitat, and the people who enjoy them.

From the Field
Wild Sheep Foundation News
September 20th 2016
Pneumonia is in the way of restoration - Partnership is path forward.

Bozeman, Montana – September 20, 2016: Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF) leaders visited Capitol Hill last week to support continued positive guidance from Congress on the threat of deadly pneumonia that infects wild sheep herds in the western United States and Canada.

Wildlife and veterinary professionals agree that wild sheep were infected first by contact with domestic sheep and goats during European settlement of the western part of the nation, and new infections occur when wild and domestic sheep encounter each other in the wild. Legacy infections resurface as all age die-offs in previously infected wild sheep herds, even without new contact with domestics.

From the Field
Other News
September 13th 2016
Bozeman, Montana – September 13, 2016: Following extensive deliberation and public stakeholder testimony, on September 9, 2016 the BLM’s National Wild Horse and Burro (WH&B) Advisory Board advanced an important recommendation to BLM, to “…follow the stipulations of the 1971 Wild Horse and Burro Act by offering all suitable animals in long- and short-term holding deemed unadoptable for sale without limitation or humane euthanasia; and those animals deemed unsuitable for sale should then be destroyed in the most humane manner possible.” This is a bold and critical step towards proper management of burgeoning wild horse and burro populations on western public rangelands.

From the Field
Wild Sheep Foundation News
September 8th 2016
Bozeman, Montana – September 8, 2016: At the end of June 2016, Ballot Initiative No. 177 (I-177) was qualified by the Montana Secretary of State’s office for inclusion on the fall 2016 general election ballot. I-177 generally prohibits the use of traps and snares for animals on any public lands within Montana. Given that 30% of the state of Montana is public land (mostly USFS or BLM managed lands), this ballot initiative, if passed, would make public trapping a criminal offense on the very lands that so many Montanans hunt, fish, trap, and otherwise recreate on.