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 400 committed members. 

Lloyd Oldenburg Scholarship

The Idaho Wild Sheep Foundation, to honor the memory of Lloyd Oldenburg, has set up a scholarship fund in his name to assist students in the field of wildlife management to achieve their college education goals. Lloyd was the program lead for Idaho Fish until his retirement in 1996. He was responsible for bighorn management plans, trapping and transplant activities, worked with other partners on the Hell Canyon Recovery Initiative and numerous advisory councils. He served many years on the Idaho WSF Board of Directors. Bighorn sheep was his passion! Click here for more information about donating to the Lloyd Oldenburg Scholarship Fund.

2015
Idaho Bighorn Sheep Raffle

Entries Deadline: July 27th

Drawing: July 29th

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30th Annual Bighorn Sheep Banquet Fundraiser

Special Raffle Sheep Hunt Winner March 21, 2015


Left to right: Bryan Moore, Jason Pyron, Steve Alderman(winner), Brad Morlock and George Law

 

The Idaho Wild Sheep Foundation is involved in a number of activities, programs and issues dealing with bighorn sheep in the state of Idaho. The money raised during our banquet is used for operations, addressing pertinent bighorn conservation issues working on special projects, fighting political threats and keeping you our supporters informed and engaged. The links in the left margin of our home page highlights a few of the issues and programs IWSF has been involved with recently.

Funding, Sponsors and Donors

Funding for the Idaho Wild Sheep Foundation

Like any other non-profit 501-3-C organization, IWSF relies on revenues either raised at annual fund raising events and/or donations from individual sponsors or donors. That is the sum extent of monies the IWSF has to operate on annually; we do not have endowments or benefactors that augment or supplement our annual fund raising event.

Whether you are a sportsman, hunter or a wildlife advocate that believes strongly the bighorn resource of Idaho should be a sustained, preserved and increased for future generations, we need your support. At the close of every year, non-profit organizations, such as IWSF ask for donations which may help provide a business or individual relief to taxable income. If you are invested in Idaho and our wildlife resources, please consider a donation or include IWSF in your estate planning. Your gifts will truly be a reinvestment in a species that has occupied the mountains and canyon lands of Idaho for over 18,000 years. Bighorn sheep are survivors as evidenced by the fact animals like the Wooly Mammoths disappear from our landscape over 10,000 years ago. They survived very well until European man appeared with their associated impacts. This resource is in trouble and needs our help. Please contact our office if you have questions or would like help.

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