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Wild Sheep Foundation’s Women Hunt® is Accepting Applications for 2023 New Hunter Course

This October 2023, at the FTW Ranch in the beautiful southwestern tier of the Texas Hill Country, selected women will partake in the facility’s cutting-edge Sportsman’s All-Weather All-Terrain Marksmanship (SAAM) New Hunter Course.


FY 2022-23 Grant-in-Aid Update Trap, Test, & Transplant; Water Distribution & Delivery System (GIAs 2223-52 and 2223-53) Sonora, MX

Between March 2017 and end of calendar year 2022, the Artee Family of Sonora, Mexico have embarked on an ambitious effort to return desert bighorn sheep to free-range status in the mountains of northern Sonora. A total of 206 desert bighorns have been released into the wild at Sierra El Alamo, approximately 20 miles west of Caborca, Sonora, Mexico.


Sportsman, Landowner, & Conservationist Opposition to SB 90

Dear Chair Torres:

We write in opposition to SB 90, a bill to designate the “wild mustang” as the official state horse of the State of Nevada. We respectfully request that your committee table this bill when it comes before you for action.


FY 2022-23 Grant-in-Aid Update Tri-State (ID/OR/WA) Optimizing Test & Remove Management to Restore BHS (Year 3)

Objective: To improve the health of bighorn sheep (BHS) populations; a collaborative project between 3 states, two tribes, the U.S. Forest Service, BLM, and NGOs, exploring underlying factors that may affect M.ovi persistence/management and post-die-off efforts to restore BHS populations following pneumonia outbreaks.


OWNF Scoping Letter

WSF and 23 twenty Chapters and Affiliates submitted the following scoping letter for the Oregon/Washington Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Plan Amendment in WA State.

The opportunity to comment and contribute as Forest Plans are being reviewed and amended is critical to advancing effective separation strategies between wild and domestic sheep.


WSF: Avi Kwa Ame National Monument, Stay Vigilant

As the nation rightfully celebrates the designation of the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument in Nevada, the Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF) remains hopeful that provisions for public recreation, including hunting and fishing, and allowances for access for wildlife management, stay at the forefront.


WSF: Promising Bighorn Testing in Nebraska

In mid-February, the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission (NGPC) successfully captured, took biological samples from, collared, and released 36 bighorn sheep on-site in the Wildcat Hills as the second part of a two-phase project to enhance the state's bighorn sheep population. The project was funded in part by the Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF), its Chapters and Affiliates, and other conservation partners.</


Montana FWP Announces Unprecedented Research, Management & Restoration Efforts for Bighorn Sheep and Rocky Mountain Goats

During the Montana Wild Sheep Foundation (MTWSF) annual fundraiser, on February 25, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks (FWP) formally announced an unprecedented 5-year investment in research, management, and restoration efforts for wild bighorn sheep and Rocky Mountain goats.


A Video Message from Alaska Governor Michael J. Dunleavy

Following the Alaska Dall’s Sheep Strategy Session held at this past Sheep Show®, WSF sent a letter to Alaska Governor Dunleavy offering our full support in future Dall’s sheep management and conservation efforts. The Governor’s response came in a video message he sent to AKWSF, which was played at their recent banquet in Anchorage.


WSF Grant-in-Aid Update: Bighorn Sheep Capture - Scottsbluff, Nebraska Wildcat Hills

These types of capture, test, collar, and releases can be broken down into segments.

Monday, February 27. Phase 1 - Capturing Sheep

The goal today was to use helicopter net gunning to capture 20-25 bighorn sheep, ewes, and lambs. Wind gusts were expected over 30 mph, so for safety reasons, the helicopter capture crew shut it down after bringing in seven sheep.


New Wild Sheep Foundation Youth Archery Team Debuts in Vegas

This past November, a new archery team was formed by the Wild Sheep Foundation. After noticing that many youths participated in introductory archery events in Northern Nevada and even followed up with various other shooting clinics, there really weren’t many great options for the next step. An S3DA (Scholastic 3-D Archery) archery team was developed, and youth who had been attending local clinics put on by WSF were invited to join.

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