Can't attend Sheep Week? Check out the virtual experience

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The Wild Sheep Foundation's (WSF) 45th annual Sheep Week starts this week January 13-15, 2022 in Reno, Nevada!

This is an event you do not want to miss! “Sheep Week is the largest celebration of all things mountain game hunting and conservation in the U.S., and features hundreds of exhibitors, educational seminars, youth events, drawings, giveaways, raffles, and auctions," said WSF President & CEO Gray N. Thornton. “Our auctions offer nearly $6 million in hunts, trips, art, jewelry, firearms, and equipment, as well as the most special conservation permits than any other convention or hunting expo.”

A look at last years' 2021 virtual Sheep Week experience lobby.

WSF responded to the pandemic travel and large gathering restrictions by hosting a total emersion virtual convention in January 2021. Through the success of this convention and member donations, WSF raised and directed over $6.2 million this year to wild sheep conservation and other mission programs. For 2022, this virtual option will still be available for those who cannot make the trip to Reno. For only $50 virtual attendees will be able to experience all the excitement of the in-person event along with accessing prize giveaways, streaming content, games, and sweepstakes opportunities, along with being entered to win a Desert Bighorn Sheep hunt in Mexico or a spotting scope package from Swarovski.

“As we like to say, come for the sheep, but stay for the party,” Thornton explained. “Our purpose is putting and keeping wild sheep on the mountain, and we’re certainly glad to be back to our home in Reno. We’re all here to raise money for wild sheep conservation and to have fun. After not being able to gather like typically do for the past 24 months, we’re already seeing record attendance for this coming January.”

Money raised is directed to programs to enhance wild sheep populations across North American and internationally through population enhancements, disease research, herd monitoring, habitat improvements, and other initiatives.

If you can't attend the in-person convention, remember that you can still participate in their virtual Sheep Week experience from January 10 through the 15.

Register for the virtual Sheep Week experience here

All registered virtual and in-person attendees will be entered into a drawing to WIN a grand prize 10-day desert bighorn sheep hunt in Mexico with Sierra El Alamo.


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