20100112_TheSheepShowCody, Wyoming USA – January, 2010.  The Wild Sheep Foundation Convention and International Sporting Expo, “The Sheep Show” will offer on auction more state, tribal, and provincial permits than anywhere on earth during the February 3-6, 2010 event in Reno, Nevada. In 2009, the sale of special permits generated more than $2 million in conservation funds. For the 2010 convention, the Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF) expects to generate even more, by offering some great first time permits for desert bighorn sheep in Sierra del Carmen, Baja Sur, Sonora and Chihuahua, Mexico. The WSF will once again offer sheep permits from Alberta to Arizona and Texas to California and every state and tribal nation in between! With your help, the WSF is hoping to reach $3 million in revenue to help wild sheep, goats, and other wildlife across North America. Without these all important conservation dollars, many wildlife conservation programs would not exist, limiting hunter opportunity and the quality of wildlife and their habitat. For a complete listing of the special sheep and other permits offered visit www.wildsheepfoundation.org. Celebrating its Reno return, the WSF has partnered with MidwayUSA as the Official Sponsor of the event. “MidwayUSA’s generous sponsor support demonstrates their recognition of WSF as the premier mountain hunting organization in the world!” Gray Thornton, WSF President & CEO noted on this new partnership.

In addition to the special permits dedicated to state, tribal, and provincial conservation,  the 2010 WSF convention will offer on auction nearly $2 million in hunts, trips, special permits, fine guns, hunting gear, art, and accessories for the sheep and mountain hunting enthusiast. Funds generated at The Sheep Show will help wild sheep conservation efforts throughout North America and the world. In the first of its six years back in Reno, the WSF convention will feature more than 400 exhibits from all over the globe, showcasing outstanding hunting opportunities, firearms, optics, hunting gear, art, jewelry, and so much more.

The three-day convention and expo is open to the public, Thursday through Saturday, February 4-6th at the Reno Sparks Convention Center. Luncheons, evening banquets and the Foundation’s legendary auctions will be held at the Convention Center and ballrooms of the Silver Legacy Resort and Casino.

The Wild Sheep Foundation, formerly the Foundation for North American Wild Sheep, was founded in 1977 by sheep and mountain hunting enthusiasts and conservationists. With a membership of more than 10,000 worldwide and a chapter network in North America, WSF is the premier advocate for wild sheep, wild goats, other wildlife, and their habitat. Since forming in 1977, the Wild Sheep Foundation has raised and expended more than $74 million on conservation and education programs in North America, Europe and Asia.

To register for the annual convention, join as a member or for more information on the Foundation and their many conservation and education programs, please visit www.wildsheepfoundation.org or contact them at 720 Allen Avenue, Cody, Wyoming  82414 USA. Telephone 307-527-6261. Email info@wildsheepfoundation.org.