The Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society
ADBSS Board Meeting
August 9, 2017 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).
Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society Annual Sheep Hunters’ Clinic
September 23rd, 2017 - 7:30 am-Noon - Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ
The 2017 sheep hunters’ clinic will be held Saturday, September 23rd Chaparral Suites Resort, Convention Center, 5001 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, Arizona. There is no charge for the clinic. It will begin at 7:30 am and last until approximately noon. Registration starts at 7:00 am, with coffee and pastries.
The clinic is specifically designed for those who have drawn a sheep permit for 2017 but please feel free to bring along any friends who will be helping on the hunt. Some of the topics to be covered include sheep hunting techniques, how to identify a trophy ram, equipment and optics, photographing the hunt, and field care of your ram.
Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society Annual Ram Recognition Banquet
September 23rd, 2017 - Doors open at 6:00 pm, Dinner at 7:00 pm - Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ
The ADBSS will hold its annual Ram Recognition Banquet the evening of Saturday September 23, 2017 also at the Chaparral Suites Resort. This banquet honors those hunters who harvested their rams during the 2016 season. Recognition plaques will be awarded to all successful hunters who were members of Society at the start of the hunt season and who returned the advance notice hunter award form.
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.