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Putting and Keeping Sheep on the Mountain Since 2002

Fundraiser News

We need you to participate in our fundraiser. Our Virtual Fundraiser online auction is available now. Sign up and participate! We have our coveted Dall Sheep hunt drawing for Life Members available, but you need to get your Life or Distinguished Life Membership and your Virtual Dinner Ticket NOW! This opportunity will close BEFORE the day of the event.

We have multiple top-shelf governors tags on auction. We have love of wild sheep and the pursuit.

Remember the most important thing. Every dollar you spend at this fundraiser will be highly concentrated and efficiently distributed with one goal in mind, Putting and Keeping Sheep on the Mountains of California.

Special Drawings

Life Members 2022 Dall Sheep Hunt and a 2022 Stone Sheep Hunt. Incredible full-boat hunts. The drawings will still be held on fundraiser night, April 24th!

Stone Sheep - Tickets are only $100 to win a $43,500 hunt (need not be present to win). SOLD OUT!

Life Member - Dall Sheep with Ultima Thule Outfitters. This drawing requires purchase of a virtual dinner ticket for $100 in lieu of physical attendance. If you want the two bonus life member tickets that Distinguished life members get, and you are not distinguished yet, you need to upgrade your membership *before or when* you buy your dinner ticket. This is still a great bargain for an incredible hunt at the best odds of most any sheep hunt drawing you are likely to see. CLOSES BEFORE EVENT!

This is a virtual event (need not be present to win). There will be an online auction up for several days, more news to come. Everything will culminate on the 24th.

We have an incredible opportunity to put money into drinkers with our GALAD program that could double the wild mountain sheep population in California, leading to more opportunity forever.

Auction Opportunities

online auction culminating in virtual live bidding. Great items that will send you on exciting hunts and terrific family vacations. What a night! Unlike our drawings, you can control your destiny by being the high bidder on a governor's tag.

Unique Opportunities - Awesome special tags on Auction including Alaska Governor's Bison Tag and California Cady Mountains Big Horn Desert Sheep Governor's Tag.

Remember funds raised are concentrated on conserving our iconic California Desert Big Horn Sheep Population. This is the single best way for you to show what you really care about.

WSF National
What the Convention Season Might Look Like

Dear Wild Sheep Family Members, Partners & Supporters: You may be wondering, among other things, what the convention season might look like in the early part of 2021.

Right now, definitive answers are hard to come by.

Planning anything long- or short-term in our pandemic world is all but impossible.

As valued members of the Wild Sheep Family, we feel you deserve a realistic look at what lies ahead so you can plan accordingly, even if it’s not shaping up to be what you’re used to seeing.

The Wild Sheep Foundation will host our annual event; we will have our Sheep Week®. Sadly, at least with what we’re seeing and hearing today, it is unlikely that we will all be able to come together in one grand expo center and banquet room in Reno as in years past. There is simply no indication that a gathering of our size will be allowed to assemble by mid-January or anytime in the next 6-8 months, masks or no masks.

As the old saying goes, “necessity is the mother of invention.” We’re excited about this opportunity to think outside the box, think bigger, and share the type of events you have come to expect from the Wild Sheep Foundation. After all, we’re sheep and mountain hunters, which makes us all innovators, influencers, and adapters.

WSF has enlisted some of the brightest minds in the business to bring you the best and most worthwhile “new” 2021 Sheep Week® imaginable. Whether you’re an exhibitor, a sponsor, donor, or bidder looking to advance your business and support wild sheep conservation, or an attendee with the dates circled on your calendar, keep those dates circled.

We will be corresponding with you again soon, initially with questions followed by further details about what you can expect in 2021. Who knows, we may just be looking at a new series of events and happenings everyone can take part in, benefit from, and enjoy. 

WSF exists for one purpose, Putting and Keeping Wild Sheep on The Mountain. It’s not a hobby or a PR campaign. We also look after our members, supporters, and partners. The conservation projects, agencies, and organizations where we direct your dollars for advancing wild sheep restoration, conservation, and hunting opportunities will not be taking a year off. Our efforts will not take a year off.

Naturally, as this fluid situation changes, we’ll keep you up to date.


Gray N. Thornton
President & CEO
Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF)
2002 - 2020 California Wild Sheep Foundation
CA FNAWS, doing business as California Wild Sheep Foundation or CA WSF, is a nonprofit organization and donations may be tax deductible. CA FNAWS tax identification number is 68-0481140.