Repeats every day until Saturday January 15, 2022.
January 13, 2022 (All day)
January 14, 2022 (All day)
January 15, 2022 (All day)
The Wild Sheep Foundation will be hosting its 45th annual convention and sporting exhibition, known as “Sheep Week,” January 13-15 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center and the Peppermill Resort Spa & Casino.
“Sheep Week” is the largest celebration of all things mountain game hunting and conservation in the United States, with hundreds of exhibitors, educational seminars, youth events, designs, giveaways, raffles, banquets and auctions, ”said WSF President and CEO Gray N. Thornton. “Our auctions offer nearly $ 6 million in hunts, travel, artwork, jewelry, guns and equipment, plus the most special conservation permits than any other hunting convention or exhibit.”
The WSF has responded to travel restrictions in the event of a pandemic and large gatherings by hosting a virtual full emersion convention in January 2021. For 2022, this virtual option will still be available for those who cannot make it to Reno. Thanks to the success of this virtual event and donations from members, Wild Sheep Foundation raised and donated over $ 6.2 million this year for wild sheep conservation and other mission programs.
“As we like to say, come for the sheep, but stay for the party,” Thornton explained. “Our goal is to put and keep wild sheep on the mountain. We are here to raise money for wild sheep conservation and to have fun. We are certainly happy to be back home in Reno, where our four nights and three days will also bring millions of dollars in the economy of the region.
Money raised is intended for programs to improve wild sheep populations in North America and abroad through population improvements, disease research, herd monitoring, breeding improvements. habitat and other initiatives.
For a full schedule of events, pre-registration and other details, visit http://www.wildsheepfoundation.org/convention. Day passes cost $ 25 and are available at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center on conference days. Five dollar discount coupons are available at Sportsman’s Warehouse, Cabela’s, Scheels, Mark Fore & Strike (Reno), Bass Pro Shops (Sacramento), and Honey Lake Firearms (Susanville).
The convention and exhibit are open to the public Thursday through Saturday, January 13-15, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.
Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Daily admission is $ 25. Paid participants are entered daily for floor credit draws of $ 1,000 to $ 5,000. Free seminars from experts on mountain hunting in North America, Europe and Asia will cover topics such as wildlife conservation, travel, shooting, backcountry fitness and nutrition and the safety of hunters.
the Youth conservation experience is free and open to the public at the convention center on Saturday, January 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The youth event offers fun educational activities focused on conservation, outdoor sports and wildlife.
The Wild Sheep Foundation, based in Bozeman, MT, was founded in 1977 by conservationists and wild sheep enthusiasts. With over 10,000 members worldwide, the WSF is the premier advocate for wild sheep and other mountain wildlife and their habitats. The WSF has raised and spent over $ 135 million for wild sheep habitat and population improvement, education, and conservation advocacy programs in North America, Europe and Asia to “put and keep wild sheep on the mountain”. These and other efforts increased bighorn sheep populations in North America from 25,000 to over 85,000 today in the 1950s-60s.