About Idaho Wild Sheep

The Mission

The mission of Idaho Wild Sheep is to enhance wild sheep populations in Idaho, and with partners in adjacent states, for public enjoyment, education, and fair chase hunting; to promote professional wildlife management, and protect sportsmen's rights.



The Idaho Wild Sheep was founded in 1982 by two dozen concerned sportsmen who wanted to “put more bighorns on Idaho’s mountains”.

From that core group, many of which are still very active on our board and committees, we have grown to a thriving organization with over 400 committed members.

2018 Idaho Wild Sheep Foundation Annual Banquet and Fundraiser is set for Saturday, March 17, 2018!

Register for the 2018 Banquet

More Information (PDF)

Stone Sheep Hunt Life Member Raffle (PDF)

Must be Present to Win


Life Membership Application

Dall Raffle Flyer (PDF)

Dall Raffle Entry Form (PDF)

Need not be present


List of the Games

  1. Heads or Tails Sponsored by KUIU and Swarovski Optik
  2. Guns and Roses Sponsored by Desert Hunt
  3. Cooler of Liquor Sponsored by Civilware, Powell’s Body Shop and Advantage Archery
  4. Hat Game Sponsored by Kryptek, Weatherby, Vortex and Wright Brothers
  5. Sheep Board Sponsored by Prairie Mountain Wildlife Studio
  6. Card Game Sponsored by Mountain Archery, Deadline Outfitters and Advantage Archery

Raffle Hunts

Live Auction Hunts

Auction Items; Trips, Gear, Art, Jewelry

  • Cabin Stay in Beautiful Darby, MT 1 Week
    donated by Higgins Family
  • Kimber Mountain Assent Rifle with Sitka Stock & WSF Engraved on Trigger Guard donated by Idaho Wild Sheep Foundation
    Quality hunting gear, packs, guns, artwork, scopes and more!

Guest Speaker Kirstie Ennis, retired USMC SGT

Dillinger River Outfitters Dall Sheep Hunt

  • 10 day fully guided Dall Sheep hunt for 1 hunter Dall with Dillinger River Outfitters (DRO) – 2018 or 2019 Upgrades available for Caribou, Moose, and Bear, and for additional hunters.
  • DRO is based in the Dillinger River drainage of the Alaska Range. Bordered on the east by Denali National Park, with over 3 million permitted acres to hunt, and nearly 100 miles from the nearest road, Rams harvested at DRO are 8 – 10 years old, and average 36” – 38” length.

10 day horseback moose hunt
in British Columbia, Canada

Sept. 11-20 2019 firm!
Hunt on horseback but, sleep in cabins with bunks. Mountain Caribou can be added for a $5,500 harvest fee.



The Idaho Wild Sheep Foundation is involved in a number of activities, programs and issues dealing with bighorn sheep in the state of Idaho. The money raised during our banquet is used for operations, addressing pertinent bighorn conservation issues working on special projects, fighting political threats and keeping you our supporters informed and engaged. The links in the left margin of our home page highlights a few of the issues and programs IWSF has been involved with recently.

Funding, Sponsors and Donors

Funding for the Idaho Wild Sheep Foundation

Like any other non-profit 501-3-C organization, IWSF relies on revenues either raised at annual fund raising events and/or donations from individual sponsors or donors. That is the sum extent of monies the IWSF has to operate on annually; we do not have endowments or benefactors that augment or supplement our annual fund raising event.

Whether you are a sportsman, hunter or a wildlife advocate that believes strongly the bighorn resource of Idaho should be a sustained, preserved and increased for future generations, we need your support. At the close of every year, non-profit organizations, such as IWSF ask for donations which may help provide a business or individual relief to taxable income. If you are invested in Idaho and our wildlife resources, please consider a donation or include IWSF in your estate planning. Your gifts will truly be a reinvestment in a species that has occupied the mountains and canyon lands of Idaho for over 18,000 years. Bighorn sheep are survivors as evidenced by the fact animals like the Wooly Mammoths disappear from our landscape over 10,000 years ago. They survived very well until European man appeared with their associated impacts. This resource is in trouble and needs our help. Please contact our office if you have questions or would like help.

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