Sheep Week® Back to Reno
July 27, 2021
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Bozeman, Montana. July 27, 2021. The Wild Sheep Foundation's (WSF) today made it official. Its popular celebration of wild sheep conservation and hunting will be back to its home in Reno in 2022.
"These are the type of announcements we like making," said Gray N. Thornton, president and CEO of the Wild Sheep Foundation. "This past January, our event went all virtual due to the pandemic shut down. It was still a great event for wild sheep and our members and partners, but just not quite the same as being in our home away from home, Reno."
This coming January 2022 will mark the Foundation's 45th annual convention to raise awareness and funding for wild sheep conservation in North America and internationally. To date, WSF has raised more than $140 million and directed these funds to state, provincial, tribal, and territorial wildlife agencies and other conservation partners for wild sheep restoration and conservation projects. The majority of these funds have come from concerned sportsmen and women and companies that supply products and services to these hunter-conservationists.
"We all are looking forward to getting back together with our members, donors, and sponsors," Thornton continued. "It will also be good to see our friends at the Peppermill, Atlantis, and Convention Center. It's interesting how much you miss seeing familiar faces after our gatherings were taken away. By all indications, we're bracing for record attendance this year, which is a good thing."
Sheep Week® will open with its total emersion virtual platform going live on Monday, January 10. The in-person events at the Peppermill and Reno-Sparks Convention Center (RSCC) exhibition hall will run from the Wednesday night Grand Opening Banquet at the Peppermill, January 12 through Saturday’s Grand Finale Banquet, the 15th, and the Thursday, Friday and, Saturday Expo at the RSCC. The week-long event will include both the in-person and virtual exhibition halls, raffles, auctions, banquets, youth events, seminars, archery, and sporting clays shoot, and much more.
For more information on Sheep Week® visit www.wildsheepfoundation.org.
The Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF), based in Bozeman, Mont., was founded in 1977 by wild sheep conservationists and enthusiasts. With a membership of more than 10,000 worldwide, WSF is the premier advocate for wild sheep and other mountain wildlife and their habitats. WSF has raised and expended more than $135 million on wild sheep habitat and population enhancements, education, and conservation advocacy programs in North America, Europe, and Asia to “Put and Keep Wild Sheep on the Mountain®.” These and other efforts have increased bighorn sheep populations in North America from historic lows in the 1950-60s of 25,000 to more than 85,000 today. www.wildsheepfoundation.org.