Attention Sheep Hunters!
Baja Sur and Tiburon Island Desert Sheep permits on auction at Wild Sheep Foundation chapters
The Wild Sheep Foundation has made five Desert Bighorn Sheep tags available on auction at WSF/FNAWS Chapter Banquets in 2011. We will offer two Tiburon Island permits and three Baja Sur El Vizcaino Biosphere permits at chapter auctions for the November 2011 through March 2012 Mexican desert bighorn season. These permits are in addition to the thirty 33 permits we sold on auction during the Feb. 9-12 Wild Sheep Foundation Convention and Sporting Expo in Reno, Nev. raising more than $2.64 million. You can review all permits including streaming video of many of them as well as the entire 2011 Sheep Show Auction Catalog online at www.wildsheepfoundation.org.
We have only two permits left to sell — one Tiburon and one Baja Biosphere. During the 2010-11 season on Tiburon WSF and Desert Hunt hunters took six rams scoring over 180 Boone & Crocket points including the new Number #1 black powder ram!
WSF/FNAWS Chapters Banquets and Auctions.
For Auction, phone bidding or additional information please contact the following:
Iowa FNAWS Chapter (Baja Biosphere) - SOLD Auction Date: Jan. 22, Spirit Lake, Iowa.
Contact: Ted Schutte at 712-754-3729 or email on email@example.com.
Eastern Chapter WSF (Baja Biosphere) - SOLD Auction Date: Feb. 19, Hunt Valley, Md.
Contact: Rick Booth 717-629-4167 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at www.ecfnaws.org.
Washington WSF (Tiburon) - SOLD Auction Date: Feb. 19, Bellevue, Wash.
Contact: Glen Landrus at 208-305-4187 or email on email@example.com or visit their website at www.wafnaws.org.
Oregon FNAWS (Baja Biosphere) Auction Date: April 9, Warm Springs, Ore.
Contact: Mike Boethin at (541)480-6203 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at www.oregonfnaws.org.
California WSF (Tiburon) Auction Date: April 30, Sacramento, Calif.
Contact: Adam Casagrande at 925-984-4538 or email on email@example.com or visit their website at www.cafnaws.org.
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