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. This foundation became the fastest-growing wildlife conservation organization of its kind. WSFA is committed to the positive management of wild sheep. We invite you to help us in our efforts. If you have any questions or ideas for wildlife management in Alberta, please contact us.

"Together we can Ensure the Future of Wildlife"

WHAT'S NEW?

  • BIG GAME ALLOCATION POLICY - SUB-COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS TO AGPAC - WSFA will be reaching out to all members with a survey to obtain feedback on these policy changes, as well as request your updated contact information (including email address) and announce upcoming changes to the website.

  • 2018 HUNT OF A LIFETIME TICKETS AVAILABLE! - Great prizes again this year! 1st: Dall's sheep hunt with Bonnet Plume Outfitters in the Yukon. 2nd: Weatherby Mark V rifle in 7 mm. 3rd: A Kuiu gear package. Details Here. For now, tickets ($20/each) are available from our WSFA office 1-403-845-5544, and through our directors listed on our website. More locations are to follow. You must be over 18 and be in Alberta when purchasing your ticket(s).

  • WSF ALBERTA - VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - We require a number of volunteers to assist with marking the mine boundary at Cadomin on Saturday August 12th. For further details please contact either Arne Johansson at 1-780-517-3341 or John Tanghe at 1-780-723-0673. Thank you.
    • UPDATE: They will be meeting at 8 AM at the tracks on the east side of the Cadomin town site. Folks with strong GPS skills please bring your GPS unit with you. There are a couple of trails where 3 to 4 quads will be needed to access the areas. Any questions please call Arne or John (above).

  • YOUTH HUNTER CAMP - It's time to register for the 2017 Youth Hunter Sheep Camp! 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. More Information and Application Forms here. Space is limited and is filled on a first come first serve basis.

  • MEET YOUR NEW BOARD - The 2017-2018 Board of Directors was elected at the AGM in March. Thanks to everyone who stepped up to the plate and let their names stand.

  • OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CAMP - Hey kids! It's time to apply for the 2017 Outdoor Youth Adventure Camp, held in Dupuyer, Montana from August 2 - 6. The Boone and Crockett Club's Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch will be full of children age 12-17 this summer. All you have to do is tell us why you want to attend! Poster | Application Form

  • BOYCE PRESENTATION TO WSFA - Dr Mark Boyce (U of A and ACA) recently attended a WSFA board meeting. We are pleased to provide his presentation here for our members' enjoyment. In addition, we share Mr. Boyce's article from the April 2016 Alberta Outdoorsman magazine.

  • "MAMMAL REVIEW" PERSPECTIVE - Marco Festa-Bianchet from the Sherbrooke University Biology Department in Québec has written an interesting article about selective hunting ... when does it begin, how can we tell, and what we should do about it. Read it here.

  • LIBERAL ANIMAL RIGHTS BILL - We are sharing some documents that will be of interest to our members:

  • LIFE MEMBERS - There has been an error in the recent newsletter regarding the WSFA Life Members List. The one listed is older and incomplete. Please accept our apologies for this oversight, and refer to the current listing here. If you are a life member with WSFA, and do not see your name listed, please contact a director or our Rocky Mtn office.

  • MEMBERSHIP FEES - Attention Members! Your yearly membership fees are due January 1st each year. Please contact the Rocky Mountain Office to renew and update your contact information including email address.

  • Mark S. Boyce & Josh Killeen from the University of Alberta have prepared a document on Bighorn Harvest Management in Alberta. This analysis of the bighorn harvest data has a focus on the Pelletier et al. (2014) analysis. Interpretation of the results is very different, reinforcing the need to manage herds using non-trophy harvests. They propose to undertake a 5-year research program to experimentally implement cougar harvests in ⅓ of the bighorn WMUs, non-trophy harvests at 1987 levels in another ⅓, and to maintain the remaining ⅓ of the WMUs under the current harvest management regimen.

  • MOUNTAIN GOAT MANAGEMENT - Dr Valerius Geist has given permission to WSFA to share a chapter draft on a book he is working on. His observations are spot on, and can be extended and applied to other mountain ungulates, but the Goat's uniqueness is very well demonstrated. Enjoy the read.

  • WILD SHEEP IN NORTH AMERICA - Dr Valerius Geist has given Wild Sheep Foundation Alberta permission to publish his 1974 paper, "On the Management of Mountain Sheep: Theoretical Considerations". Please note the warning concerning copyright restrictions.

  • FIRE POSITION STATEMENT - Fire's natural role is crucial for sustainability and health of wildlife habitat, particularly in Alberta's mountain regions. The Wild Sheep Foundation of Alberta feels decades of fire suppression have altered the range health and biodiversity, which can negatively impact Bighorn Sheep, through range loss and resource competition. Read More Here | Prescribed Fires in Clearwater (map)

  • SEND US YOUR STORY - Have a good hunting tale to tell? We're always looking for short stories & pictures for our quarterly magazine. Send to info@wsfab.org.

Aspiring sheep hunters who have not yet fulfilled the lifelong dream of taking their first ram are members of an exclusive group, the <1 Club. WSFA applauds those who faithfully and optimistically apply for a sheep license year after year, who continue to buy raffle tickets for hunts at our annual banquet, and who work with us to "Ensure the Future of Wildlife".

Annual membership in the <1 Club is only $25. As a member, you can win trips, drawn for each year by the Wild Sheep Foundation. Please click here for details.


CLICK HERE TO APPLY


2017 WINNERS
3rd Prize-Marty Krushelniski of Macklin, Saskatchewan Ticket 1059

2nd Prize-Wayne Bowd of Lacombe, Alberta Ticket 2459

1st Prize-Kevin Wiebe of Coaldale, Alberta Ticket 2769

DETAILS HERE


FRANKLIN ROSS MEMORIAL
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Wild Sheep Foundation Alberta, Box 2639, Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1L6
Phone: 403-845-5544 ... Fax 403-845-5850 ... E-Mail: info@wsfab.org ... Website: www.wsfab.org
 
Photos on this website courtesy of Joey Olivieri, Dallas Kaiser, Darryn Epps, and Carrie Bowlen