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US Fish & Wildlife Service Update on Argali Permitting and Other Range Country Species
US Fish & Wildlife Service Update on Argali Permitting and Other Range Country Species By Gray N. Thornton WSF President & CEO The Wild Sheep Foundation and our industry partners Dallas Safari Club, Conservation Force, Grand Slam Club/Ovis, Houston Safari, and Safari Club International, were brought together with leaders of the US Fish & Wildlife Service (Service) by the Congressional Sportsman Foundation in late July for a round table discussion & Teams call on our collective concerns on permit denials and delays which could negatively impact more the $1 Billion legal and sustainable wildlife trade from range countries to the USA.
WSF Directing $7.815 Million for Wild Sheep
Bozeman, MT. Oct. 5, 2023. For its fiscal year 2023-24, the Wild Sheep Foundation's (WSF) will direct a record $7.815 Million for wild sheep conservation, management, and advocacy.
On August 31, WSF’s Board of Directors unanimously approved a record $1.6 Million in Grant-In-Aid funding requested through its chapter and affiliate network for wild sheep conservation and management projects.
UPDATE: BIGHORN SHEEP RESTORATION INTO THE TENDOY MOUNTAINS
“Lamb survival appeared to be greatly improved in the second year. In the Summer of 2022, a total of 14 lambs were documented. All of these lambs survived to be recruited as yearlings in Spring of 2023, suggesting 100% lamb survival.”