|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!
- 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.
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.
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
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
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.
Youth Hunter Sheep Camp 2014
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
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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.
BIGHORN SHEEP RAM
Ovis Canadensis canadensis
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