Tucson, Ariz. - A coveted California Desert Bighorn Sheep tag is one of the premium auction items being offered during the 41st Annual Safari Club International (SCI) Hunters' Convention in Reno, Nev., Jan. 23-26. The tag will be sold on Friday, Jan. 25 during the Conservation Tag Auctions at noon in the North Fork Pavilion of the Reno Sparks Convention Center. Proceeds from the sale of the tag will be used to fund conservation efforts in California through the SCI Foundation.
"This is a great opportunity for someone to be able to take an exceptional bighorn sheep while simultaneously raising critical funds needed for conservation efforts in California," said Foundation Executive Director Bob Benson. "The SCI Foundation is pleased to be part of this great effort and we appreciate the premium participation that every hunter makes for all 9 Conservation Tags being auction."
The Bighorn Sheep tag is for the Kelso Peak/Old Dad Mountains Zone where hunters have been taking record book quality specimens. The winning bidder of the tag must meet all the conditions required to obtain a California resident or non-resident hunting license and license tag for taking a Bighorn Sheep including any required hunter orientation programs.
The California Desert Bighorn Sheep tag will be auctioned along with eight other Foundation Conservation Tags at the SCI Convention on Friday, Jan. 25,starting at noon at the Reno Sparks Convention Center in Reno Nevada. For more information on all of the conservation tags for sale, visit the auction page at www.showsci.org .
Other Conservation Tags include:
- Zimbabwe Bull Elephant
- Tiburon Island Big Horn Sheep
- White Mountain Apache Nation Elk
- Delta Bison
- Roosevelt Elk
- Mexican Coues Deer
- Kenai Mountain Caribou
- Navajo Nation Elk
Safari Club International - First For Hunters is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. SCI's approximately 200 Chapters represent all 50 of the United States as well as 106 other countries. SCI's proactive leadership in a host of cooperative wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian programs, with the SCI Foundation and other conservation groups, research institutions and government agencies, empowers sportsmen to be contributing community members and participants in sound wildlife management and conservation. Visit the home page www.safariclub.org or call 520-620-1220 for more information.