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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Sheep Hunter Clinic

Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society Annual Sheep Hunters’ Clinic

The 2017 ADBSS Sheep Hunters’ Clinic will be 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 starts at 7:00 am with coffee and pastries. The clinic is provided free-of-charge.

The clinic is 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 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 will be at the clinic to give you some specific information on your particular hunt unit.

If you would like to attend the 2017 clinic, Please send an email to the administrative office at to make a reservation. Please give your name, the number of people in your party attending the clinic, and a daytime phone number.

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

That evening, we will hold our Ram Recognition banquet to honor last year’s successful sheep hunters, which will also be at Chaparral Suites.

Ticket Sales Closed

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.

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 is an excellent chance for you and your family to see outstanding rams displayed in a collective group. Hunters will be able to recognize their guides, taxidermists, and others who assisted on the hunt. 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.

Evening’s Schedule

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.

Tickets are $50.00 per person, paid in advance. You may reserve a table of 10 with one payment of $500.

Ticket Sales Closed

  1. Absolutely no tickets will be sold at the door!
  2. Deadline for reservations is September 18, 2017. No-shows will be billed unless cancellations are received by September 18, 2017.
  3. If you purchase multiple tickets, you must include the names of the persons who are attending in the “NOTES” area. Tickets will not be mailed, but registration will be checked at the door.

Annual Fundraising Banquet

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

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.



34th Annual Fundraising Banquet
Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Thanks to all who attended, contributed and helped make our event a success!

Congratulations to the 2017 Raffle Winners

2017 Swarovski Optics Raffle Extravaganza: Jerry Gragnani, Tranquility, CA

2017 Poor Man's Rifle Raffle: Kyle Jenkins, Bagdad, AZ

Big 20 Super Raffle:

1) Dennis Whalen
2) Tyler Henriksen
3) Eddie Nixon
4) Doug Davis
5) Mary Welch
6) Christopher Ramierez
7) Richard Risner
8) Jared Brown
9) Marvin Enfield
10) Ben Davis

11) Johnnie Warner Jr.
12) Howard Peppi
13) Leonard Ordway
14) Michael Hull
15) Ronald Anderson
16) Rodney Wilson
17) Brad Remfrey
18) Max Bauer
19) Will Garrison
20) Chase Brown
ALT) Dan Fussell


2017 NM Antelope Hunt Raffle: Bruce Ebelherr, Paso Robles, CA

2017 Alaska Dall Sheep Hunt Raffle: Konstantinos Douldas

2017 Alberta Rocky Mtn. Sheep Hunt Raffle: Chad Dilzer

2017 NM Ladder Ranch Elk Hunt Raffle: Michael Murphy, Redmond, WA

2017 Alaska Cast & Blast Trip Raffle: Randy Perkins

2017 Tent Package Raffle: Brian Myers, Florence, AZ

Youth Outdoor Adventure Camp

Youth Outdoor Adventure Camp

July 10-15, 2017 - The Arizona Elks Youth Camp, located 45 miles northeast of Globe, Arizona, along Workman Creek in the Sierra Ancha Mountain Range.

WHEN? There will be one 4-day session, with 5 nights of camping. Session will be July 10-15.

WHERE? The Arizona Elks Youth Camp, located 45 miles northeast of Globe, Arizona, along Workman Creek in the Sierra Ancha Mountain Range.

WHO? Boys and girls ages 12-16, with a special focus on those who have not had the chance to experience many outdoor adventures.

WHAT? A free camp for boys and girls with limited experience in the outdoors. The camp will provide 4 fun-filled days of outdoor adventure, and will provide youths an opportunity to learn about and try a variety of outdoor activities.

Topics will include camping and hiking skills, archery, fishing, wildlife identification, astronomy, care of our outdoor resources, information about outdoor careers, and much more!

Campers will stay in shared cabins single-gender (7 campers per cabin), with each cabin supervised by a qualified adult camp counselor. All campers will be provided with meals, a new sleeping bag and a backpack, and a hat, which are theirs to keep. Transportation from/to Phoenix will be provided. If you are accepted to camp, you will be provided with a list of personal items that you will need to bring.

HOW CAMPERS WILL BE SELECTED: Applications will be reviewed by a panel, and campers will be selected based on their answers. Selected campers will be notified by May 10th.

HOW TO APPLY: Complete this application below and return by April 28th. Each applicant must include a one-page letter from a sponsor (this can be a teacher, coach, counselor, or other unrelated adult) stating why the applicant would benefit from the Youth Outdoor Adventure Camp experience.