The Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society
ADBSS Board Meeting
January 10, 2018 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).
Thanksgiving Day Tank - January 5-7 , 2018
This project will clean out accumulated sand and gravel in a large natural tinaja (Thanksgiving Day Tank). This is an important water source for bighorn sheep and other species of wildlife in the Sauceda Mountains.
ADBSS 35th Annual Banquet and Auction
March 10, 2018 – Waterhole • 4:00 pm Dinner • 6:00 pm - Embassy Suites (formerly Chaparral Suites), 5001 N. Scottsdale Rd – Scottsdale, Arizona
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. A highlight of the fundraiser will be the live auction of the state of Arizona Commissioners’ Rocky Mountain sheep tag.
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.
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.