Wild Sheep Show

Wild Sheep Show

The Sheep Show is a premier outdoor and mountain hunting expo.  The Wild Sheep Foundation Convention and Sporting Expo is “The Sheep Show.”  This hunting convention offers over 400 exhibits and the finest guides and outfitters who are focused on high mountain hunting, sheep and goats as well as the best retailers selling gear, guns, art, taxidermy, jewelry, furs and anything you could think of focused on mountain hunting. 

The Wild Sheep Foundation is headquartered in Bozeman, Montana.  The organization was originally formed as the Foundation for North American Wild Sheep in 1977 by wild sheep conservationists and hunters.  The mission of the WSF is to enhance wild sheep populations, promote professional scientific wildlife management and educate the public and youth on sustainable use of our wildlife and the conservation benefits of hunting.  The WSF has 10,000 members who are focused on the protection of wild sheep worldwide.

The 2020, Sheep Show will be the largest conservation and mountain hunting convention in the United States.  With entertainers, educational seminars, exhibitors, auctions and fun and games this is the show to attend if you like mountain hunting.  The auctions will bring millions of dollars in hunts, trips, art, jewelry, equipment and firearms and some of the most coveted conservation permits in the world. 

Seminars from experts on mountain hunting in North America, Europe, and Asia will cover topics such as wildlife conservation, hunting, travel, equipment and fitness.  Hunter-conservationist authors will present a variety of book signings throughout the convention’s three days.   Sitka Gear is the official sponsor of the show and Yeti is the presenting sponsor for 2020 along with a suite of other sponsors that help make this convention one of the best in the country. 

Opening night is January 15th with the first Grand Opening Banquet and Auction, and Thursday brings a wealth of events including the Backpack Trail Race and Awards powered by Wilderness Athlete and KUIU.  The exhibit hall opens at 10 am, and there is a sporting clays shoot at the Capital City Gun Club that looks to be a fun shoot to support the WSF.  Seminars kick off on Thursday and continue through Saturday with topics like Mountain Fitness, Planned Giving, Women in Hunting, Backcountry First Aid, Hunting the West’s Most Iconic Species, A Brief History of Taxidermy, and Conservation or Preservation by Chris Klineburger.  You can download the schedule here and you can register for the show online here.

This year’s Wild Sheep Foundation “Sheep Show” will have plenty of raffles for floor credit to purchase items directly from vendors, several raffles for wild sheep hunts including the >1 Club and >1iClub drawing for first time sheep hunters and the One More for Four drawing on Saturday night for individuals who have taken three out of four North American Wild Sheep.

If you are serious about mountain hunting and dedicated to the growth of North American Wild Sheep this show will provide you with the education, network contacts, vendors, outfitters and experience that will renew your passion for wild sheep foundation.  Reno is one of the best convention towns in the countr, and if you like to ski the Tahoe basin offers a great escape before or after the show.  Get yourself to the Sheep Show in 2020.