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Sheep Show

Join us Feb. 9-12, 2011 for the Wild Sheep Foundation Convention and Sporting Expo "The Sheep Show" in Reno, Nev., for the premier mountain hunting convention in the world at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center and Silver Legacy Resort.

Expo and Exhibits daily Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Convention Center – daily admission only $15. Daily drawings for $1,000, $2,500 and $5,000 credits to use with expo exhibitors daily!

Evening Banquets and Special Permit Auctions Nightly Wednesday through Saturday!

Check out our incredible auction and raffle list and register for the event online at www.wildsheepfoundation.org

TV show wants to awaken hunter within all
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Hunting has long since peaked as a necessary human survival skill. Our species relies more these days on computer knowledge and shopping habits. The next large caloric intake is as close as the next drive-thru lane - captured and consumed all while seated. But there was a time, including the early chapters of this nation, when our kind needed to hunt and gather for subsistence. Today's hunters are an anachronism and represent about 12 percent of the population. More



Kevin Hurley joins Wild Sheep Foundation staff
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Following a 30-year career with the state of Wyoming, the Wild Sheep Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Kevin Hurley of Cody, Wyo., to the WSF staff as their Conservation Director. Hurley will join WSF officially Feb. 1 to serve the Foundation in this new contract position. "Kevin brings an unmatched skill set, talent, and credibility as well as science and policy development knowledge to the Foundation and our mission programs," noted Gray N. Thornton, President & CEO on Kevin's appointment. "We are thrilled to retain Kevin to serve our Foundation, our mission, our chapters and most especially, the wild sheep throughout North America and around the globe" Thornton added. More

$1,000 reward offered to catch sheep poacher
The Recorder Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Colorado Division of Wildlife is seeking information on the poaching of a bighorn sheep in the Poudre Canyon before Thanksgiving. "Visitors to the Poudre Canyon value and enjoy seeing the sheep here," said Chad Morgan, Poudre Canyon District Wildlife Officer. "It is a shame that someone would poach in an area like this, as we are trying very hard to rebuild the herd and ensure their health in the canyon." More



The snow leopard: ghost of the mountains
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The trail bike kicked up a plume of dust as it approached across the high desert steppe of south-west Mongolia. Orjan Johansson dismounted, unclipping the body protectors that made him look like the action hero of a computer game. "There was a leopard in the valley last night," he said. Nobody said anything, we just thought it. If the traps had been built yesterday, we might have got one. We might have joined the tiny number of people alive on this planet who have seen a snow leopard in the wild. More

When is the right age to introduce a kid to hunting?
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The age old debate about age has been pushed to the forefront with a recent article in the News and Observer. Daniel "Moose" McLaughlin offers his perspective on the article itself in another post but for this post let's talk about introducing kids to hunting in general. McLaughlin guesses he should say first that he doesn't have any children and he didn't start hunting until he was an adult. However, haveing been around a number of people teaching young people to hunt and he has also taken a number of youth hunting over the years. So hopefully you'll find his views on this subject helpful if you are facing this decision. More

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Bighorn sheep captured, destined for Big Bend Ranch State Park, Texas
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About 40 desert bighorn sheep were captured at Elephant Mountain Wildlife Management Area in Texas, using a helicopter and moved by trailer to Big Bend Ranch State Park according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. It's the latest phase of a multi-partner wildlife restoration project begun in 1954, and the first bighorn reintroduction at a Texas state park. The wild mountain sheep have become a keystone species helping to drive cross-border wildlife conservation in Northern Mexico and Far West Texas, but their future wasn't always so bright. More

Colorado wildlife panel to draft ban on hunting bears in their dens
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Outrage after a hunter blasted a huge bear in a cave has prompted a state government push to enforce "fair chase" ethics as pressure to kill problem bears mounts. Colorado wildlife commissioners unanimously voted to draft a new rule banning the hunting of black bears in their dens. The ban would build on Colorado voters' efforts to control bear hunting. A 1992 ballot initiative stopped spring hunts because killing sows could leave cubs to starve to death. Voters also have prohibited the use of dogs and bait to track the estimated 10,000 to 12,000 bears in the state. More

Washington state bighorns slammed by disease
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Bighorn sheep took a big hit in the Yakima, Wash., region as well as in Western Montana in 2010, and no one can say the carnage is over. Pneumonia killed many of the bighorns outright while wildlife managers shot and killed even more to help curb the spread of disease. More
 

 
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