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About Idaho Wild Sheep

The mission of Idaho Wild Sheep is to enhance wild sheep populations in Idaho, and with partners in adjacent states, for public enjoyment, education, and fair chase hunting; to promote professional wildlife management, and protect sportsmen's rights.

History: The Idaho Wild Sheep was founded in 1982 by two dozen concerned sportsmen who wanted to “put more bighorns on Idaho’s mountains”. From that core group, many of which are still very active on our board and committees, we have grown to a thriving organization with over 300 committed members. 

Media Release
Idaho Wild Sheep Foundation
For Immediate Release
July 31, 2014

For More Information Contact Teri Ottens
208-345-6171
208-869-6832

22st Annual Big Horn Sheep Raffle Tag Drawn

The Idaho Wild Sheep Foundation held the 22st Annual Big Horn Sheep tag raffle drawing today at the Idaho Fish and Game Headquarters, and there is a happy winner of a hunt of a lifetime – Bryan Moore of Boise, ID.

The Idaho Wild Sheep Foundation has been hosting this raffle since 1992 and has raised over $1,400,000 - with the proceeds going back to the IDFG to go towards big horn sheep research and habitat development. This year the raffle raised $86,115 that will be spent towards the benefit and enhancement of big horn sheep in Idaho. This represents an increase of over $10,000 from the last drawing.

WSF Idaho would like to thank the over 3000 hunters from all over the United States who participated in the raffle. Their support will help keep wild sheep on the mountains of Idaho.

The Idaho Wild Sheep Foundation is a non-profit organization formed to enhance wild sheep populations in Idaho, and with partners in adjacent states, for public enjoyment, education, and fair chase hunting; to promote professional wildlife management, and protect sportsmen's rights. The Idaho Wild Sheep was founded in 1982 by two dozen concerned sportsmen who wanted to “put more bighorns on Idaho’s mountains”. From that core group, many of which are still very active on the board and committees, the organization has grown to a thriving group with over 300 committed members.

For more information please contact the Idaho WSF office at 208-345-6171

Hells Canyon Bighorn Days

June 20-22, 2014
Beginning at 8:00 am Friday and ending Sunday morning
Joseph Creek Wildlife Area
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife

Hosted by: Oregon, Idaho & Washington Chapters of the Wild Sheep Foundation

An open invitation is extended to anyone interested in bighorn sheep to join together with chapter members from Oregon, Washington, and Idaho FNAWS/WSF as well as state biologists to discuss the future of bighorn sheep and management strategies.

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2014 Idaho Bighorn Sheep Raffle

  • The 2014 Special Bighorn Sheep Lottery Tag shall be valid for use in any open controlled hunt in 2014.
  • Applicants, including youth, must be eligible to purchase a hunting license in Idaho in order to obtain these special tickets.
  • Void where prohibited.
  • This permit is non-transferrable. No purchase necessary. Hunting license and permit will be provided to winner.
  • Drawing will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. MDT, on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the Idaho Department of Fish & Game Headquarters.

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Carved Moose Horn Raffle

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Bighorns' Deadliest Obstacle

In August 2011, observers reported domestic sheep roaming California bighorn habitat in Nevada’s Snowstorm Mountains. In the same month, wildlife biologists noticed bighorns in the region were dying from pneumonia, which substantially reduced herd numbers (DeLong 2011). This deadly trend has become common not only in Nevada but also across much of the American West.

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National WSF

Renewal of the Charter of The Idaho Wild Sheep (PDF)

2012 Bighorn Sheep - Domestic Sheep Distribution Maps

Idaho Wild Sheep Foundation Rifle Raffle!

You can be the owner of the third of six custom-built commemorative Idaho Wild Sheep Foundation Rifles.

Click here for more details

 

What's New

4/15/14: Posted Hells Canyon Bighorn Days

2/13/14: Posted 2014 Lottery Tag