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
Order your table for the Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society’s 2018 Annual
Banquet and receive 1 entry for each table
(maximum of 65 entries).
All Early Bird table orders must be purchased by February 10, 2018.
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.
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.
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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.
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.