The Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society
Upcoming Project - Feb. 5-7 2016
Granite Wash 3
The project will entail removing two failing fiberglass water tanks and replacing them with two new polyethylene water storage tanks. We can also clean-out the existing collection point and run a new 3” GruvLok feedline from the collection point to the tanks. The SSDV Crew will take care of getting the old tanks off the mountain, so that when folks show up, they’ll be helping plumb the tanks into the drinker; cleaning out the collection point and helping with the installation of the new feed line. There could be some apron maintenance, including light brush removal and possible gutter maintenance.
In The News...
Update on the Black Mountain Bighorn Sheep Disease Issue
During the October 2015 bighorn sheep surveys in the Black Mountains of Units 15B West, 15C, and 15D, Region 3 personnel detected a possible disease event. The region observed dramatically fewer bighorn sheep in Unit 15C North and South and a smaller decline in Unit 15B West; however, Unit 15D observations were at a record high (Tables 1-4). During the survey, the Region also documented 5 dead and 1 sick bighorn sheep in Unit 15CN and 4 dead bighorn sheep in Unit 15B West.
ADBSS Board Meeting
February 10, 2016 7:00 p.m - Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ. Board of Directors meetings are available to all members and anyone interested in bighorn sheep conservation. The meetings are the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm (Except December).
ADBSS Annual Fundraising Banquet
February 27, 2016 Waterhole • 4:00 pm/Dinner • 6:00 pm - Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ. The annual fundraising banquet is the Society’s primary source of funds. All money raised at the banquet is used to benefit bighorn sheep through water development , habitat improvement , surveys, transplants, research, and other management activities. A number of high quality hunting and fishing trips will be auctioned, along with rifles, bows, camping equipment , original paintings, limited edition prints, bronze sculptures, unique furniture pieces and vacation packages. Items auctioned and raffled range widely in value, giving everyone an opportunity to participate.
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Catalina Sheep Reintroduction Program
The ADBSS and the Arizona Game and Fish Department are working together to reintroduce bighorn sheep into the Santa Catalina Mountains. Here is a pic of the first Lamb born to our new herd in the Catalina Mountains near Tucson. This is exciting!!!
This type of intensive, multi-year project will take an extraordinary amount of work and funds to see it through successfully. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to this effort, click here. For more information about the program...
Help Arizona's Wildlife And Tell The World About It
When you display the Arizona Sportsmen Wildlife Conservation License Plate, you are helping Arizona's Wildlife by supporting the Wildlife Habitat Grant Funds for habitat restoration and Youth Education Programs. Click Here for more information.