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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Sheep Hunter Clinic
Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society Annual Sheep Hunters’ Clinic
The 2018 ADBSS Sheep Hunters’ Clinic will be held Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 7:30 am-Noon at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Convention Center 60 E 5th St, Tempe, AZ 85281. 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 2018 but please feel free to bring any friends who will be helping on the hunt. Some of the topics covered will 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 some specific information on a particular hunt unit.
That evening, we will hold our Ram Recognition banquet to honor last year’s successful sheep hunters, which is also at Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Convention Center.
Ram Recognition Banquet
Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society Annual Ram Recognition Banquet
September 29, 2018 - Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Convention Center, 60 E 5th St, Tempe, AZ 85281
Our banquet honors those hunters who took rams during the 2017 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.
Waterhole - 6:00 pm
Dinner - 7:00 pm
Program - 8:00 pm
Annual Banquet and Auction
ADBSS 36th Annual Banquet & Auction
Coming in 2019
Youth Essay Contest
Youth Essay Contest
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.