Sheep Hunter Clinic

Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society Annual Sheep Hunters’ Clinic

The 2020 ADBSS Sheep Hunters’ Clinic will be held Saturday, October 3rd, 2020

Orange Tree Golf Resort
10601 N 56th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
7:30 am-Noon

At this point in time, we plan to hold an in-person clinic. We strongly encourage you, if you have drawn a 2020 sheep tag, to join the Society so that we can keep you apprised of plans for the clinic as we may be required to explore other options due to state restrictions on gatherings. As a Society member, you will also be eligible to receive a plaque commemorating your sheep hunt at next year’s Ram Recognition Banquet

There is no charge for the clinic. This clinic is sponsored, in part, by a generous grant from the Arizona Sportsmen for Wildlife Conservation. It will begin at 7:30 am and lasts 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 2020 but please feel free to bring 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.

In addition to the presentations, representatives from all of the Arizona Game and Fish Department regions, the KOFA and Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuges, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and the Bureau of Land Management have been invites to the clinic to give you some specific information on your particular hunt unit.

Please send an email to the administrative office at to make a reservation. Please give your name, mailing address, the unit in which you have your tag, and the number of people in your party attending the clinic. As plans for the clinic develop and/or change, we will send email notices to those who have provided this information.

You may also leave this same information on the office voicemail recorder 480-854-8950.

The Ram Recognition Banquet will be held that night. Tickets are required for the Banquet.

If you have drawn a tag, we encourage you to join the Society. As a member, you will receive our quarterly newsletter, the Ram’s Horn, you will receive mailings about water and habitat improvement projects, and you will be included on our email list.

Ram Recognition Banquet

Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society Annual Ram Recognition Banquet

The 2020 Ram Recognition Banquet is currently scheduled for October 3rd at the

Orange Tree Golf Resort
10601 N 56th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Evening’s Schedule

Waterhole - 6:00 pm
Dinner - 7:00 pm
Program - 8:00 pm

Our banquet honors those hunters who took rams during the 2019 season, and is an excellent chance for you and your family to see outstanding rams displayed in a collective group. Hunters are able to recognize their guides, taxidermists, and others who assisted on the hunt. Recognition plaques are 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.

At this time, we still plan to hold the banquet in-person, but this could change due to state restrictions or other health guidelines. Please check back to this site often since updates will be posted.

Tickets for the event are required. Absolutely no tickets will be sold at the door!

Annual Banquet and Auction

ADBSS 38th Annual Fundraising Banquet
March 13, 2021
Embassy Suites Resort
5001 N. Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, Arizona

Plans are now underway for the ADBSS 38th Annual Fundraiser, March 13, 2021 at Embassy Suites Resort. Check back to this page often for updates.

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.


Annual Steak Fry

ADBSS Annual Steak Fry
Saturday May 11th 4:00 pm

South Mountain Park
10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042
at the Big Ramada

Everyone who has worked for the betterment of sheep this year is cordially invited - banquet, projects, committee service, what-ever! No tickets are required. The 2018 sheep hunters and their families are provided complimentary admittance as guests of the Society. If you are not a Society member, you are welcome to attend and pay at the door:

  • $10 per person
  • $15 per couple
  • $5 for each additional person in the family
  • Please bring your own silverware!

Hunting Film Tour


Join us for the Hunting Film Tour Premier in Mesa, AZ! The show will be on July 27th, 2019 at the Mesa Arts Center - Nesbitt-Elliott Playhouse Theater. Come out and enjoy our two hour conservation minded, fair chase hunting film filled with awesome stories and breathtaking cinematography! The show is being hosted by the Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society. All proceeds from this event will be dedicated to Desert Bighorn Sheep Conservation in Arizona!

Tickets are not available online through the Hunting Film Tour website and are available in advance through the Theater Box Office and website for $25 and $30 at the door the night of the event.

Food and Drinks will be available for purchase.

Doors will open at 6:00 pm, the film will begin promptly at 6:30 pm. Be sure to come out early to catch up with your hunting buddies and make some new ones!