The Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep is the provincial mammal of Alberta and the state animal of Colorado. Join the Wild Sheep Foundation Alberta to help with their preservation. Wild Sheep Foundation Alberta
To promote and enhance increasing populations of indigenous wild sheep in Alberta through the funding of programs that support responsible wildlife management, conservation education, youth involvement and the preservation of our hunting heritage.
Wild Sheep Foundation Alberta was started in 1999 and is a proud member of the National Wild Sheep Foundation. WSFA is a member-driven organization that connects hunting guides and outfitters, wildlife researchers, habitat conservationists, sportsmen and women, and the general public. Our two major fundraising events take place in the spring in the communities of Red Deer and Edson Alberta. With continued downsizing of government agencies, more onus is being placed on conservation organizations to initiate, manage and fund wildlife and habitat enhancement programs. Past issues of the WSFA newsletter are posted for your reading enjoyment. Check back often as we update our photo gallery on a regular basis. Becoming a member of Wild Sheep Foundation Alberta is an opportunity to be involved in an organization dedicated to the promotion and funding of sound wildlife management practices. Please note that in no way does WSFA necessarily endorse views and opinions expressed on these outside links, as those views are strictly those of the site owners. Your Board would like to hear from you, and listen to any suggestions or ideas you might want to run by them.
Events and Activities
Banquet | HOL Raffle | Sponsors | Awards | Youth Hunter Sheep Camp

Wild Sheep Foundation Alberta hosts many events and activities throughout the year. In addition to the Youth Hunter Sheep Camps, our two major fundraising events take place in the spring in the communities of Red Deer and Edson.

19th Annual Sheep Show Fundraiser - Red Deer, March 2018
Our 19th annual Sheep Show Fundraiser will be held in March 2018. Includes our Predator Night Social on Friday evening, then Saturday's fundraiser starts with cocktails, dinner, auctions, and raffles. Please check back in the fall for updates.

Thanks to our Supporters

  • Thanks to the folks at Tikka, we auctioned off a Tikka T3x Lite Stainless 7MM RM rifle at our 2017 banquet. 100% of the funds will be directed to maintaining the Franklin W Ross Outstanding Guide Award fund.
  • WSFA thanks Jim and Clay Lancaster for their full donation of a Tikka T3x SS in 300 WIN Mag. One lucky WSFA Life Member will walk away with this rifle at the end of our Saturday night banquet!

    A Life Member will win this rifle!

  • Thanks to everyone who put forth items for our 2017 Auction.
  • Nice to also have the BC Wildlife Federation and Wild Sheep Society of BC involved in our fundraiser.

2017 Sponsors
Special thanks to all our 2017 sponsors. Click any of the logos to visit their website. Please consider these businesses when making your purchasing decisions.

Click here to visit the TankSafe website. Click here to visit the Copp's Services website. Click here to visit the S & S Directional Boring Ltd. website. Click here to visit the Bob Dale Gloves website.

Hunt of a Lifetime Raffle Winners
Another huge success for WSFA and wild sheep! 100% sold out! At a sold out sheep show with over 750 people in attendance at the Sheraton in Red Deer, we drew the following names. Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket and congratulations to the following winners.

FIRST PRIZE - 12-day Dall Sheep & Caribou Backpack Hunt - Kevin Wiebe of Coaldale
SECOND PRIZE - KUIU Ultralight Hunting Package - Wayne Bowd of Lacombe
THIRD PRIZE - Browning X-Bolt 300 WSM Hells Canyon Edition - Marty Krushelniski of Macklin, SK

A huge thank you to all our Sponsors that made this raffle another great success.
    Gana River Outfitters Ltd
    Kuiu Ultralight Hunting
    The Sportsmens Den

Thanks also to these fine stores for serving as ticket outlets:

  • The Sportsman's Den in Red Deer
  • Wolverine Guns and Tackle, Red Deer
  • Southland Power Sports, Medicine Hat
  • Wholesale Sports, Grande Prairie

Last Year's Hunt of a Lifetime Winner
"I want to thank WSB-AB for the hard work each volunteer does to promote and enhance the opportunity for each resident and non-resident to hunt wild sheep in Alberta and for the opportunity they offer to Hunt of a Lifetime ticket purchasers to chase their dream ram." Wayne Bowd, Lacombe
Read his story here

Wayne Bowd of Lacombe with his Hunt of a Lifetime success. Wayne Bowd of Lacombe with his Hunt of a Lifetime success.

Awards
Various awards are presented at our March banquet. These include:

It's time to register for the 2017 Youth Hunter Sheep Camp!

Application Form 2017 | Release/Waiver Form 2017

Youth Hunter Sheep Camp 2017
Taken at the 2006 Youth Camp at Alford Lake.In addition to our various fundraisers, WSFA is very proud to host Youth Hunter Sheep Camps since 2003. The summer camp is held at Beaver Mines west of Pincher Creek, June 9-11. This weekend camp is for kids from the ages of 11 to 17. Volunteer professional instructors attend and provide the opportunity for kids to learn skills and knowledge regarding sheep habitat, fly fishing, firearm use and safety, hide preparation and caping, field care of trophies, taxidermy, setting up camps, cooking, wilderness survival, and packing and horsemanship.

Funds raised through our Hunt of a Lifetime raffle goes to this Summer Camp, as well as to the Northern Youth Mentorship Program, and our Special Youth Hunt, which is awarded to one of the Summer Camp participants.

For more information, contact:
    Brenda Erickson at 403-638-4105
    Christy Hallock at 403-845-3815

Youth Hunter Sheep Camp 2015
Special thanks to Theresa and Steve Reminsky, who have graciously donated a SAVAGE 17HMR AND BSA SWEET17 SCOPE to our 2015 WSFA youth camp.

Theresa and Steve Reminsky with the rifle they are donating to our 2015 Youth Hunter Sheep Camp.

Youth Hunter Sheep Camp 2014
Taken at the 2014 Youth Camp at the Yaha Tinda.From June 6 - 8, 2014, the annual Wild Sheep Foundation Alberta Youth Camp took place at the Ya Ha Tinda Ranch. A great time was had by all, kids and adults alike. Some of the activities over the course of the weekend included a bear aware presentation, a visit from a couple of the local trappers to talk to the kids about trapping and archery, a presentation by the University of Alberta team that are currently conducting an elk study on the ranch, and a day hike up on "The Hat" on Saturday, where we managed to get on two different groups of rams! Great weather, great food, and an awesome group of kids! WSFA would like to extend a huge thank you to the following individuals and businesses who helped sponsor the camp: Chester Mjolsness, Lloyd Persson, Kelly and Darrell Weib, Wholesale Sports, and Wolverine Guns and Tackle.

The Sheep Eater
A cougar hunt story by 12-year old, Gordon Erickson

2015 Sheep Show Fundraiser
Pictorial Report by Alexander Sharif

PICTURES FROM THE 2014 YOUTH CAMP

The 2015 Youth Hunter Sheep Camp takes place from June 5 - 7. Click here for details.
Click here for info

WSFA is very proud to host Youth Hunter Sheep Camps.

Funds raised through our Hunt of a Lifetime raffle goes to this Summer Camp, as well as to the Northern Youth Mentorship Program.

Volunteer professional instructors teach kids skills such as fly fishing, firearm use and safety, field care of trophies, setting up camps, wilderness survival, and horsemanship.

YOUTH OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CAMP TO MONTANA - Congratulations to: Wyatt Cram of Medicine Hat and Tate Crouch of Rocky Mountain House, the lucky youths who attended the 2015 Outdoor Adventure Camp at the Boone and Crockett Club's Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch in Dupuyer MT. Kelly Weibe donated an additional $500 to support these kids' trip.

Many of our members are high class wild sheep outfitters; all are protectors of wild sheep habitat throughout the province.

Lewis and Clark recorded numerous sightings of Ovis canadensis in their journals. They also recorded the use of bighorn sheep by the Shoshone in making bows.
BIGHORN SHEEP RAM
Ovis Canadensis canadensis

Memberships are now due. Please continue your support of wildlife conservation by renewing today!

The large, spiraled horns of ram bighorn sheep are distinctive. Bighorn sheep are brown to grayish brown in colour, with light under parts, a white muzzle and an obvious, light rump patch.

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