ATTENTION ADBSS MEMBERS - WE NEED YOU
The ADBSS Board and Committee Chairs are always in need of a few good members to join us in our activities and programs. We have a variety of committees and are involved in many issues where you can be of great assistance. Our standing committees are Publicity and Promotions Programs, Legislative, Ram's Horn, Merchandise Membership, Habitat Projects, Fundraiser
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Annual Banquet and Auction
ADBSS 35th Annual Fundraising Banquet
March 10, 2018 – Embassy Suites (formerly Chaparral Suites)
5001 N. Scottsdale Rd – Scottsdale, Arizona
Waterhole – 4:00 pm Dinner - 6:00 pm
Last day to buy tickets is March 2nd.
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.
Youth Essay Contest
Youth Essay Contest
Deadline for entries is April 20, 2018.
“Who benefits from a waterhole project and why?”
The ADBSS is currently sponsoring ten youths to attend the Wild Sheep Foundation/Boone & Crockett Outdoor Adventure Camp at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch in Montana this summer. Located about two hours from Great Falls, the TRM Ranch is at the Montana Rocky Mountain front. The Outdoor Adventure Camps teach young people outdoor skills, like shooting, fly-tying, and wildlife identification, as well as a greater appreciation for conservation and natural resources. The camp will afford these youths a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience and knowledge in a natural setting.
To select the ten deserving youths, we are conducting an essay contest on the theme: “Who benefits from a waterhole project, and why?” We invite all ADBSS members to encourage a youth they know, between 11-18 year of age, to enter our essay contest to be eligible for an all expense paid trip to the Outdoor Adventure Camp.
The lucky winners of the essay contest will be provided with air transportation from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to Montana, ground transportation to the camp, and a return flight from Montana to Phoenix. ADBSS will also pay the camp registration fee, which includes equipment, supplies, meals and lodging at the camp.
Annual Steak Fry
Annual Steak Fry
Come join us at our Annual Steak Fry at South Mountain Park
When: Saturday, April 28, 2018, 5pm – 10pm.
Where: The Big Ramada @ South Mountain Park, 10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042, USA
Sheep Hunter Clinic
Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society Annual Sheep Hunters’ Clinic
The 2017 ADBSS Sheep Hunters’ Clinic was held Saturday, September 23rd from 7:30 am-Noon at the Chaparral Suites Resort (Soon to be called Embassy Suites Scottsdale) N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, Ariz. Registration started at 7:00 am with coffee and pastries. The clinic was provided free-of-charge.
The clinic was specifically designed for those who have drawn a sheep permit for 2017 but please feel free to bring any friends who will be helping on the hunt. Some of the topics covered included 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 were at the clinic to give some specific information on a particular hunt unit.
That evening, we held our Ram Recognition banquet to honor last year’s successful sheep hunters, which was also at Chaparral Suites.
Ticket Sales Closed
Anyone who joined or renewed his/her membership at the clinic or banquet were entered into a drawing for a pair of Vortex Viper HD binoculars 10x50.
Ram Recognition Banquet
Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society Annual Ram Recognition Banquet
September 23rd, 2017 - Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ
Our banquet honors those hunters who took rams during the 2016 season, and was an excellent chance for you and your family to see outstanding rams displayed in a collective group. Hunters were able to recognize their guides, taxidermists, and others who assisted on the hunt. Recognition plaques were 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.
Waterhole - 6:00 pm
Dinner - 7:00 pm
Program - 8:00 pm
Anyone who joins or renews his/her membership at the clinic or banquet will be entered into a drawing for a pair of Vortex Viper HD binoculars 10x50.